Clothes are just as much about communication as they are about preventing one from walking down the street naked.
Clothes can say everything from “I’m not that kind of girl” to “I’m the next President of the United States of America.”
I love how this scene from My Father is Strange illustrates how important clothes can be when preparing oneself for battle.
“Fur trumps everything,” says the status-oriented mother (nevermind that fur is a ridiculous choice in the summer months).
Meanwhile, the practicality-oriented mother shows up looking far better than the other team ever would have thought.
The clothes do just as much talking as the people.
This is why you should have your personal equivalent of a “power suit” in your wardrobe. There are times when you (and I) need to perform our best–that is the time to pull out your best garment.
“Best” is subjective in this case.
But this garment should make you feel badass. Invincible. Completely protected. Confident to the point of aggressive.
It can be difficult to find these magic garments (LOL MORMON JOKE) but it’s worth it.
Especially if you have to go up against a Tiger Mother who also happens to be your landlord.