A woman’s relationship with her WARDROBE is one of the most important in her life. I know that I will get criticized for that statement, be accused of not knowing where my priorities should lie, but I stand by it. Very few of us could argue that we are unemotional about our clothes, We are judged by the IMAGE we present to the outside world – your OUTFIT speaks volumes about you before you’ve even had the opportunity to open your mouth – so, of course, how we dress has an impact on our day-today lives.

But it’s not just that. Clothes make you feel GOOD.Far beyond the THRILL of a new purchase,it’s that clothes have the power to manipulate your mood. Those simple black leather Yves Saint Laurent pump that help me feel I have the upper hand in a meeting; the Viktor & Rolf dress that enabled me to stand up in front of over 100 people to dispense style advise.

That emotional POWER is the reason we are still shopping right now. It’s not ‘just a dress’, a phrase we hear all too often. Fashion is liberating, it is INSPIRING. It keeps life interesting – not to mention the number of jobs this industry provided around the world. So don’t feel guilty about taking time to read your favorite fashion magazines, style websites and blogs and focusing on this key relationship – you’ll feel better for it.