French fashion trendsetter Yves Saint Laurent once said that the most important thing in women’s clothing is the woman who wears it. And Coco Chanel repeatedly emphasized that fashion is what goes out of style. Fashion passes, but style remains.
Happiness Index and Dress Style
The happier people live, the simpler they dress. This unexpected conclusion was prompted by the UN’s annual report on the level of happiness in the world.
Since 2011, the World Happiness Survey has been conducted annually. Serious scientists have developed technologies and now measure the level of their objective well-being in people in different countries, as well as their own subjective assessment of how good their life is. And then they compare the indicators and rank countries according to the level of happiness of their citizens.
Now the top ten happy countries look like this:
8. New Zealand
In the same composition, only changing places within the top ten, these countries were in the lead in recent years.
Do you know what these countries have in common? In addition to that there is a very high standard of living, incredible social standards and a different sense of community. From the point of view of a fashion blogger, all these countries are united by an extremely simple and no-frills attitude of local residents to clothes!
And the happy countries?
And there nobody cares how many millimeters to put the pants, according to the latest decisions of VOGUE magazine. They dress in what they feel comfortable with and don’t care too much if it’s fancy or not.. Jeans/T-shirts, sneakers/running shoes, sweatshirts and parkas. In Denmark or Holland, a couple walks in front, and you will not immediately understand which of them is a boy, which is a girl, they are so similarly dressed.
Maybe you can be happy in simple clothes without any problem?
Perhaps when a person feels happy, confident and calm, when he does not need to prove something to someone every day and demonstrate his (often imaginary) status with all his might, then a comfortable style of clothing is very convenient, without focusing on elegance and not neglecting hygiene and good taste.
Do you think the general level of happiness and life satisfaction affects the way women or men dress, or is it just a coincidence?