Closet Psychology 101: What Your Clothing Says About You

What is in a closet? Heaps of unworn clothing, dresses with tags still on them, an ex-boyfriend’s sweaters, or jeans that are too tight? Often what we find in a woman's closet gives us a peek into her personality, emotional state, fears or desires. How does a closet project who you are to other people, and more importantly, is your wardrobe covering up your potential? We spoke with Tracy DiNunzio, the CEO and founder of Tradesy, to give us a little insight about what exactly is lurking in our closets.

By Liana Satenstein

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Meet Tracy DiNunzio of Tradesy

To find out what our wardrobes signify, we spoke with Tracy DiNunzio, the CEO and founder of Tradesy, a site that easily and efficiently sells designer clothing straight from women's closets. Before starting Tradesy, Tracy was busy preparing for her PhD in Clothing Psychology at UCLA. 

When she began Tradesy, Tracy bootstrapped her business by renting out her room, sleeping on the couch, and working on her kitchen counter, “I was working mostly from home and I realized early on that working in my pajamas kind of hindered my productivity and my focus.” In order to curb this, Tracy started dressing for the position that she envisioned herself having, “I would take the bus [throughout L.A], but I would take it wearing secondhand Chanel. When I dressed for the job and the life that I wanted, it kind of helped me get there.” In just three years, Tradesy has grossed over 10 million dollars.

Tracy gave us a stripped-down analysis of what our closets are actually harboring. Time to dig deep inside your dresser and find out what really is lying in your wardrobe  you may just want to change out of those sweats.

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