Now that you know that you put on clothes because you cannot go out in public naked without attracting unwanted attention and trouble with law enforcers, the question is how do the clothes you choose to wear make you feel? Do you see getting dressed as a choice or a necessary evil, a daily opportunity to express your individuality or an activity as enjoyable as getting your teeth pulled or getting a colonoscopy? Quite frankly we know that if some of you were given the choice, you would gladly sport Adam and Eve's pre-fall style and we can't blame you. But the fact of the matter is: we have to cover ourselves, some more than others, and an entire industry was built on that premise. The fashion industry has and continues to captivate millions. It is a billion dollars industry which affects every level of society positively and, or negatively. Think about women like Michelle Obama who has inspired millions with her sense of style. Painting a picture of dignity to which young women all over the world can aspire to. But this infatuation has also led to many a tragedies: suicide, anorexia, bulimia, shop lifting, plastic surgery addiction and the list goes on. All of this in the name of beauty. Fashion is a powerful force that will not be denied. No one can escape it.
This weekend as you skim through your closet for a cute or dapper outfit to wear, take some time to ask yourself: what is it about this jacket, shirt, skirt, dress that made me reach in and grab it and what does it say about me? Don't misunderstand us, your clothes do not define you but whether you like it or not they do talk behind your back!