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Here’s what your choice of jacket says about you

The clothes you wear say a lot about you. In today’s fair world where people are no longer judged according to their titles and status, the things you wear tell a lot about your culture, style, and overall sense of fashion. In fact, there’s a new type of psychology about it as well.

The ‘psychology of dress’ is a concept discussed in Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner’s book titled You’re What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You.’ In this book, the author doesn’t just talk about how your psychological state determines the clothes you wear but also discusses ways to overcome wardrobe mishaps.

While every piece of clothing that you adorn is crucial, the choice of jacket you decide to wear is especially critical during colder seasons. These jackets and coats don’t just keep you protected from the harsh environment outside but will also ultimately tell the world about your personality and your tastes.

Because fall is right around the corner, we decided it was time to talk about the jackets you’re planning to wear and what they say about you.

So, without further delay, here’s a list of the five most common types of jackets and what it will mean when you step out wearing them.

The ballsy bomber

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One jacket that is essential for your collection is the bomber. This jacket, which was also previously known as the flight jacket, has been around since the early 60s.

The beauty of this covering is that it will make you look like a minimalist while also creating a style statement. You need particular courage and nerve to pull off this look correctly, but once you do, you’ll be rewarded with praise and appreciation.

Pair the biker leather jacket with a classic dress, and you’ll tell the world ‘I am not afraid of combining two classy pieces of clothing to create the perfect look’ or wear it over your casuals and people will know you mean serious business.

The quintessential peacoat

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The value of the classic peacoat can never be understated. The fashion trend which has been followed for centuries deserves a place in your wardrobe. The woman who steps out wearing this type of coat will be looked at as a no-nonsense woman who doesn’t compromise on fashion while staying comfortable in the cold weather at the same time.

A trendy peacoat can be coupled with formal office attire or a casual evening dress as long as it’s done with sophistication.

The unapologetic parka

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What’s the first thought that crosses your mind when you see someone wearing a parka? If you’re like most people, you must think about how fashion forward the individual is.

However, how the world sees you through the parka also depends on the type of parka you’re wearing. While the slim parka shows your personality as put together, self-aware, and reliable, the puffer parka can sometimes be a bit of an overload.

Still, if a massive parka with overblown sleeves is your style, wear it like a queen, and you’ll exude confidence and a no-care-in-the-world attitude. When shopping for your parka, keep both the weather as well as your collection in mind because not every style will suit the garments you have in your wardrobe.

The refined plaid jacket

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Perhaps the most aristocratic coat out there is the plaid coat. This type of jacket is ideal for layering and will not disappoint you as far as making a fashion statement is concerned. Step out of the house wearing this, and you’ll look like a savvy woman who knows all about the latest trends.

If you have been following the runway, you’ll find that particular attention is being given to plaids that are worn on top of each other.

Blake Lively was recently spotted wearing a paid coat over another, and it makes her look like the ultimate diva. So, if you’d like to come off as someone who knows the ins and outs of the fashion world while keeping warm, this is a piece you must own.

The trendy oversized coat

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The fashion industry has matured quite a bit from that time, but designers still like to experiment with the oversized look because it’s something a little different from fitted coats and jackets.

If you’re into oversized coats like so many celebrities, the world will know that you have an edgy and fun personality that you aren’t afraid to show. This type of overcoat can be combined with a wide range of looks from sexy to sassy, and you won’t have to put in a lot of effort to achieve it either.

The flipside

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Though it is true that the things you wear can speak volumes about your personality, how you dress also says a lot about your mood. As it turns out, your friend was on to something when she asked you to get out of bed and dress up after you had been through a rough patch due to a breakup, a lousy interview or a bad week in general.

Corresponding to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, what you wear affects your productivity and performance. The outcomes of the survey showed that when participants were dressed in white labs and told that they were either wearing a doctor’s coat or a painter’s smock, those who thought they were wearing a lab coat performed better than the others. This and other research proves that the clothes you wear affect your mood as well.

So, whatever you wear, make sure you don’t grab anything you get your hands on but instead take the time and put in the effort to select your outfits carefully because the worst clothing is that which wasn’t paid attention to.