key working concepts
emotions - accessing through past experiences
In Lisa Feldman Barrett's book How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. The Theory of Constructed Emotion is a theory that states our emotions are constructed by our past experiences. We first document the situation in our mind, and the emotions appear from the past experiences we have been through.
wardrobe - approaching own past
In Walter Benjamin’s article Unpacking My Library, he described reading one’s bookshelf as reading one’s life. Not only is the action of buying, collecting, and discarding books a representation of one’s behavior, but also the content of their collections. This analogy can also apply to our wardrobe. Consider if the action of buying a book could be said as owning the knowledge, then the action of buying a dress could be described as claiming a style.
psychology aspect of color and clothing
Following up with the psychology studies of clothing selection by David Juliao, he stated that the “clothes you choose to wear might be affecting not only how others see you but also the way you feel. A certain mood can make us choose some type of clothes, which in turn, will reinforce the way we are feeling.”