Clothes tell the world who you are …

… or at least, how you want to be seen by the world. Thus, make sure they send the message that you want, not some random message that is a lie or even worse, not what you want.

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Clothes traditionally convey information about the person who wears them

In yesterday’s post I wrote about songs buzzing in my head, songs about clothes. Now that I started thinking about these songs, it occurred to me that as a kid I learned various clothes related songs. These songs all were supposed to teach kids things related to clothes. I recall one that aimed at teaching kids to take care of themselves. This song went like this (translated from German) “Show me your feet, show me your shoes, and watch the hardworking laundry ladies ….” It went on to wring the laundry, hanging it up to dry and to iron it.

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Another one taught that clothes say something about their wearer, their status and profession, even though it was more related to colors. The other was like this “Green, green, green are all my clothes, green, green, green is everything I have, therefore I love everything that is green because my beloved one is a hunter.” Then the next verses go on with other colors associated with other professions. Red for horse rider, blue for sailor, white for miller, and finally colorful for painter. My sister and I invented a 7th verse when we were kids. We added black to the above song and it stood for a chimney cleaner. 🙂 Note in Germany, it is supposed to bring luck when you see a chimney cleaner.

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#fashionover50 woman wearing Victoria Victoria Beckham clothes and a collier de chien belt
View on the back zipper of my Victoria Victoria Beckham military style dress, Hermes collier de chien belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Anne Klein lizard slingback pumps, and Festina watch (all own)

What today’s outfit tells about me

In the sense of that song, my today’s dress seems to lie with regard to pretending they are military clothes and with respect to the 7th verse that my sister and I invented as kids. 😉

My clothes don’t lie with respect that they are a classic (military, black) look with an edgy twist (hardware, zipper). It is so me. I also like things in an orderly fashion. Well, that’s needed in the military too, right? I love sleek clothes. Well, this style is sleek. I love office looks that stay out. This dress stays out of the crowd of black office dresses.

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#fashionover50 clothes loving woman wearing a dress with clothes pattern
Side view of my Victoria Victoria Beckham LBD, Hermes collier de chien belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Anne Klein lizard slingback pumps, and D&G Madonna sunglasses (all own)

Dress for Success

What are your clothes telling about you? Are you what your clothes tell about you? You can learn more about what to wear when and how in my fashion and style recipe book How to Dress for Success in Midlife that you can buy at the link.

Photos: G. Kramm

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