Patt Morrison For April 4, 2012

Journey to the center of your closet: what your clothes reveal about you

Inside the Morrison Crew's Closet

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It's time for spring cleaning, and that means tackling your closet. But just like you, the Patt Morrison crew has a stash of vintage clothes they just can't bear to let go.

Why are our closets stuffed with jeans that are too small, outfits that are out of style, boxes of shoes we bought but never wear? Why do we go out and spend money on clothes that look exactly like the ones we already have? Why can we never seem to throw anything away (are you really going to wear those toe shoes again)?

Our relationship with our clothes says a lot about our relationship with ourselves. What we wear sends a clear message to others about who we are – or who we want to be. Hoping to relive your college days in that miniskirt or babydoll dress? Planning to slim down to that size four that’s been hanging in your closet for years, tag still attached? Stuck in sweatpants and “mom jeans” while envying your more stylish friends?

With her unique brand of closet therapy, Jennifer Baumgartner diagnoses the deeper issues that keep us in a fashion rut, trigger an episode of overshopping or send us into a panic while dressing for work. And she offers a course of fashion remedies to refresh your wardrobe as well as your outlook.

WEIGH IN:

What’s in your closet?

Guest:

Jennifer Baumgartner, author of “You Are What You Wear


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