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Mind What You Wear: The Psychology of Fashion [Kindle Edition]

Professor Karen J. Pine
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Book Description

Professor Karen Pine delves into the psychology of what you wear and reveals that clothes have mind-altering properties.

The most important decision you make every morning may be what to wear. Why do your choose the clothes you do; do they express your true personality and can they really determine the course your day will take? Or even your life?

In this book Karen Pine goes ‘behind the seams’, revealing the hidden secrets contained in the clothes we wear. She uncovers startling evidence for how our clothes have the power to change our minds. And she shows how making a simple tweak to what you wear can literally be life-changing.

Karen unmasks how the right outfit can make you a better thinker. Or more likely to get the right job. She shows how clothes can boost your confidence, bolster your self-esteem or lift your mood. And the impact a colour change can have on your sex appeal.

Karen combines new insights from scientific psychology with years of research into nonverbal communication, as well as impressions gained from her passion for clothes and behaviour change.

The book will appeal to anyone curious about the psychology of fashion and will be invaluable to fashion students, designers and marketers. It gives the reader an expert and close-up view of what lies beneath our wardrobe habits and how our fashion identity emerges. And it contains practical advice on how to create an individual style, banishing fashion anxiety and sartorial monotony from your life forever.

Karen Pine is a renowned psychologist from the University of Hertfordshire and co-founder of Do Something Different. In 2011 she was also appointed as Professor in the Fashion Department of Istanbul Bilgi University. She has written a number of popular books including Sheconomics, the No Diet Diet, Love Not Smoking and Flex: Do Something Different and her research has been published worldwide. Karen speaks, writes about and researches topics designed to help people live better, happier and more fulfilling lives.

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Karen Pine is a Professor of Psychology based at the University of Hertfordshire and at Istanbul Bilgi University.
An internationally renowned researcher, Karen speaks and writes about a range of psychological topics.
With Professor Ben (C) Fletcher she co-founded Do Something Different, a life-changing approach for improving emotional and physical well-being. She likes to do something different on a daily basis.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Make the right choices in the morning 30 Jun. 2014
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I love this book, it confirms my theory that clothes can alter your mood, mindfully and physically, I have 3 wardrobes of clothes and am a hoarder, with things I can not let go of . It has helped me to understand and confirm my reasoning on why I kept that dress I have had for 15 years and how I dress to suit my mood, how I put clothes on as a uniform to give me confidence in different areas of my life. How you dress in the morning can effect how you feel for the rest of the day, even on a day when I am not feeling my best, I pick a bright colour or a smart dress so that I will not lounge around and make my day worse by wallowing. Great book would recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Warning: this book will change your life! 25 Jun. 2014
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Very interesting research about how clothes make us feel. It certainly made me think about my wardrobe. Since reading it, I've gone shopping with a different viewpoint, and it's changed my husband too! Great value.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting look at fashion 12 Jun. 2014
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There seems to be very little popular work on the psychology of fashion, so I found this very interesting. Particularly coming to the subject from a male point of view, it was illuminating to to consider clothes and fashion from a female perspective. I'm not sure how much applies directly to men, but the discussion of the effect of wearing uniform certainly seemed relevant. And it helped me formulate some discussions I'd had with the women in my family about what to wear for particular events and occasions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting (short) read 30 Aug. 2014
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I enjoyed this book. It is written in an easy-to-read style, and you can read it in no time at all. Don't expect it to read like a research paper if you are using the book as part of a literature search - this won't be useful to you. The ideas and research discussed in this book are made very accessible to all readers, in a kind of magazine article style. I will be giving much more thought to the clothes I choose to wear each day from now on!
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book!! 14 Jun. 2014
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Such an amazing read! Everyone can benefit from reading this book and possibly could be an alternative to depression medication?!
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5.0 out of 5 stars well worth reading 20 Sept. 2014
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An interesting little book. You will find points that resonate. And it might help you understand some of yourself and make some important changes. Try experimenting with some of the suggestions, it can't hurt and could be good. It could even be life changing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mind what you wear. The psychology of fashion 1 Feb. 2015
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I wanted to read this book, as I am very interested in the subject of personal fashion and the impact of wearing different items of clothing have on people in their moods and outlook. I would highly recommend this book.
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