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How to Dress Better and Improve Your Life

with Jennifer Baumgartner

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About The Class

Examine the Psychology of Dress and Transform Your Wardrobe

Every time we buy a piece of clothing and choose an outfit to wear, we’re saying something about who we are. Our dressing behaviors are like windows into our psyches, exposing our deepest feelings, desires, conflicts, and problems.

Author and clinical psychologist Dr. Jen Baumgartner will begin by looking at the general principles of psychology of dress and fashion, then dive into the nine most common dressing difficulties—from buying more than we need to being bored with our look to avoiding mirrors.

In this fascinating course, Dr. Baumgartner will not only help you examine your wardrobe and how it reflects your emotions, but will teach you how to modify your choices so you can make real improvements to your life—both inside and out.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand the principles of acquiring, assembling, storing, organizing, and removing.
  • Identify which of the nine dress difficulties applies to you.
  • Stop buying items that you don’t really need or want.
  • Avoid always being in work clothes or mom jeans.
  • Formulate a strategy for changing your behaviors and revamping your wardrobe.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction - Psychology of Dress Principles and Parameters

    10:51
  2. 02

    History of Psychology and Fashion

    23:31
  3. 03

    Psychology of Dress Principles

    16:50
  4. 04

    Psychology Questionnaire of Dress Behaviors

    43:52
  5. 05

    Wardrobe Analysis: The Process

    07:58
  6. 06

    Wardrobe Analysis: Examination

    08:47
  7. 07

    Wardrobe Analysis: Formulation

    08:10
  8. 08

    Wardrobe Analysis: Change

    21:15
  9. 09

    Wardrobe Analysis: Exploration

    10:31
  10. 10

    Wardrobe Analysis: Future

    08:10
  11. 11

    Wardrobe Analysis: Case Study

    12:49
  12. 12

    Audience Case Study

    03:28
  13. 13

    Dr. B's 9 Dress Difficulties

    02:04
  14. 14

    When You Buy More Than You Need

    19:50
  15. 15

    When Your Closet is Overflowing

    14:41
  16. 16

    When You are Bored with Your Look

    14:31
  17. 17

    When You Avoid Mirrors

    08:54
  18. 18

    When You Bare Too Much

    04:45
  19. 19

    When You Are Not Dressing Your Age

    04:18
  20. 20

    When You Find Yourself Forever in Work Clothes

    03:21
  21. 21

    When You are Covered in Labels and Logos

    04:17
  22. 22

    When you Live in Mom Jeans

    09:00
  23. 23

    Color Psychology

    21:43
  24. 24

    Wardrobe Psychology

    23:25
  25. 25

    Simple Fashion

    10:34

Meet Your Expert

Jennifer Baumgartner

Dr. Baumgartner is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of mood, anxiety, substance use, and psychotic disorders, along with the psychology of dress. ... read more

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50% of students recommend this class.
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  • Yolanda Azpiazu

    October 2018

    Loved it! Incredible class, so interesting and filled with new concepts, I am a big fan of the author and I admire her for the way she suggests us to analyse things with curiosity and looking "bellow the water", rather than judgement. Thank you so much for this wonderful class Dr. Baumgartner.

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    September 2018

    It's about how you dress, but really, it's about how to use the way you dress as a lens to better understand yourself. Packed with useful information and tips, highly recommend! Thanks Jenny!

  • Lisa Courtney

    Lisa Courtney

    December 2018

    This class could be condensed into one hour of presentation. I would like the class better if she had given me specifics for my goals and personalized wardrobe attention. I need a stylist more than this general class. I need practical guidance on what to purge and what to purchase in my wardrobe that would work for me specifically. I found this presentation to be tedious and too general and skipped ahead often. I appreciate her efforts in applying psychology to the topic of wardrobe. A small action of changing my clothing can indeed make me feel better in terms of mood.

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