Clothing Is Costume
Dress the part.
As children, we know this intuitively. We know that a cape or our mother’s high heels or a rainbow clown wig has the power to transform us. What we wear is how we signal to others who we are. See? See my red cape? I’m a superhero, I can do anything!
When we grow older, our costumes change. In adolescence, we learn to use our clothing choices to communicate our moods and our…