It happens every time you get ready for a night out. You stand and stare at your closet, hoping that by some miracle, the perfect dress that is just the right amount of slutty and sexy somehow appears in front of your face. It seems like everything you own is either too tight or too stretchy or too ugly, and just not right. That skirt you ALWAYS wear somehow looks like the fugliest piece of clothing ever made. Where are your friends that let you wear this piece of shit out in public? Oh that’s right, lying to you and saying you look good in it.
Turns out there’s a reason why you absolutely hate everything you own. According to a new study appearing in the Journal of Market Research, “the larger the variety of situations in which you use a product, the less you will end up liking it.”
This basically means to stop wearing the same thing over and over and over again. Don’t “dress up” your favorite leggings just because they’re more comfortable, because the more you wear them, the more you grow to hate them. Keep your going out clothes restricted to just going out, and keep your lazy clothes for just being lazy.
You would think that it makes sense to go shopping with the idea of buying items that are versatile in mind; after all that’s how you justified getting that pair of killer heels you bought for formal but would also work perfectly if the whole education thing didn’t work out and you decided to become a stripper.
This doesn’t mean you have to go out and get a whole new wardrobe, rather you should just start categorizing your clothes and using them for that specific purpose. Keep you workout t-shirts separate from your nicer ones, your going out outfits separate from your casual outfits, and on and on. This will keep you from overusing your clothes and eventually growing to hate them, even though a shirt you really liked at one point was perfect for Sunday brunch. I wish I could just replace my closet every six months, but if you divide your wardrobe up by categories, it’s kind of like getting a new wardrobe. Okay, it’s not, but sometimes you have to work with what ya got. .