What we wear can be a happiness booster

March 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM 4 comments


(Moto Coral Baxter jeans, Topshop)

Jeans are what we wear when we’re feeling down, says new research from the University of Hertfordshire.

The researchers found that what we choose to wear is very much influenced by the mood we’re in. We’re more likely to wear a baggy top when feeling blue, for example–that’s another finding from the study. And we’re more likely to wear our favourite shoes when we’re in a good mood.

“Happy clothes” tend to fit well, enhance our figures and made from bright, gorgeous fabrics.

All of that makes sense to me. The part I disagree with is where jeans are said to be worn by those who are down in the dumps because:

“Jeans don’t look great on everyone. They are often poorly cut and badly fitting. Jeans can signal that the wearer hasn’t bothered with their appearance.”

Um, hello, jeans have come a looooong way.

And  how can these pretty coral jeans not bring about happiness?

Anyhow, since the study also found that wearing “happy clothes” has the power to influence your mood (ie. wear your happy clothes and it may help get you out of a funk), I’m pretty sure we all have a reason to go out and buy a new happy piece to add to our wardrobes, non?

Speaking of bright coloured denim, my Schick Quattro for Women Style Squadmate Niki of A Haute Mess wants to know if you’ll be wearing it this spring — weigh in on the Schick Facebook page!





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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Leila  |  March 12, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Totally agree with you about the jeans thing. I’d wear jeans to everything if I could. I feel 100% comfortable in them. I actually feel uncomfortable in dressy clothes.

    • 2. healthandswellness  |  March 12, 2012 at 6:35 PM

      I feel like this person thinks people still have to wear “mom jeans”!

      • 3. Leila  |  March 12, 2012 at 8:02 PM

        That’s hilarious. They must have been staked out in a mall in middle America where mom jeans are alive and kicking. Although if I remember the SNL skit well enough, those moms were really happy in their jeans, they just looked ridiculous.

      • 4. healthandswellness  |  March 13, 2012 at 1:13 AM

        Love that SNL skit!

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