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.

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April 2, 2013 3:00 PM
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Your Closet is Filled With...Identical Clothing

That same sweater in ten different colors may mean you are scared of change.

“When a woman has a closet full of a lot of identical clothing — meaning you like that sweater so you get it in ten colors or you only wear black pants or white tops — those women tend to be afraid of commitment or change in work or relationships.

Women will often say, ‘It’s because I don’t want to think about it, so that’s why I buy the same thing of everything.' Yet, whenever I would get the chance to dig a little deeper, I would find that there were these unresolved things around career or relationship. Those are the two main things where there was an impending change or a desire to change but it wasn’t being fulfilled or a risk wasn’t being taken."