Believe it or not, there are specific clothes you can wear to reduce your levels of stress. Whether you have a very important exam coming up or you're on the verge of breaking up with your boyfriend of three years -- wearing the right clothes could help your relax a bit. That one sweater you wore the day you found out you got accepted into your dream college or those shoes you wore when you graduated with your Master's might just bring back that happiness you're lacking when the stress presents itself.
According to cognitive psychologist Lawrence D. Rosenblum, "your brain acknowledges when and why you have positive feelings in certain situations and can duplicate them when those experiences are repeated." He also adds, "If you've had a good experience and will be in a similar situation, it makes sense to wear the same garments you wore in that context." So, if you've ever wondered why one pair of jeans makes you feel better -- take this into consideration. We constantly question how others see us in certain clothes, but the question really is -- how do we see ourselves?