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If the Clothes Make the Man, Why Don’t We Just Change Outfits?

Updated: Sep 4, 2019

Do you know why designer labels are so expensive and fussed over even if they are the ugliest thing you have ever seen and regardless of the price there will be someone who buys and wears it?

It’s partly because of the exclusivity and prestige that is associated with a designer label stitched to that clothing. That alone helps drive up the prices to astronomical levels and let’s designers think they can dictate what size, shape and look we should all be to be considered beautiful (in their clothing of course). However, there’s another side to this that I think is the bigger reason designer clothes are so sought after.  The big secret reason is …..

it makes us feel fabulous.

Seriously, when you put on a designer high end outfit or something “special” you feel beautiful, confident and in the life of luxury.  Poof, just like that!


Somehow by slipping into that outfit all of who we are, including our self-worth, self-love, self-esteem and everything we are about are tied to being able to fit in and wear that designer outfit. We have fit into what someone has defined as the scope of what beautiful and confident look like. BUT we feel good in that moment. We think we look good and boy oh boy do we want to strut our stuff for everyone to see it.

All because of some fabric that was sewn together with a label from some designer.

Do We Just Need a Change of Clothes?

If being happy and loving ourselves was as simple as buying an expensive designer outfit I think many of us would be hitting the stores right now. Unfortunately, as we all know that rush and feeling is temporary and a surface level high that doesn’t eliminate or fix much at all in our life.

We should definitely treat ourselves well and enjoy splurging for nice things when it makes sense in our life but that does not replace the need to actually demonstrate real love to ourselves every day.

Let’s get clear that self-love is not fabric with fancy labels.