You Are What You Wear

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-27
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong

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Most every woman has found herself with a closet full of too many clothes or surrounded by brand-new items that somehow never get worn. Instead she gets stuck wearing the same few familiar pieces from a wardrobe that just doesn't feel "right." Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner argues that all those things are actually manifestations of deeper life issues. What if you could understand your appearance as a representation of your inner unresolved conflicts and then assemble a wardrobe to match the way you wish to be perceived? In this fashion guide that is like no other, Dr. Baumgartner helps readers identify the psychology behind their choices, so they can not only develop a personal style that suits their identity but also make positive changes in all areas of life.

Author Biography

Jennifer Baumgartner, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Inside Out, a wardrobe consulting business. She blogs for Psychology Today. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
The InsideOut Connection: Discovering the Psychology of Dressp. ix
What's in Your Closet? Take the Challengep. xvii
Shop Til You Drop
When You Buy More Than You Needp. 1
Letting Go
When Your Closet Is Overflowingp. 33
When You Are Bored with Your Lookp. 65
Body of Work
When You Avoid Mirrorsp. 87
Your Cover s Blown
When You Bare Too Muchp. 115
Adventures in Time Travel
When You Are Not Dressing for Your Agep. 141
Working for It
When You Find Yourself Forever in Work Clothesp. 167
It's All in the Details
When You Are Covered in Labelsp. 191
Getting Back to You
When You Live in Mom Jeansp. 211
Epiloguep. 233
Appendix: Do-It-Yourself Wardrobe Analysisp. 235
Indexp. 243
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