Eric Bledsoe and Archie Goodwin participate in Phoenix Suns fashion show

It’s the middle of August and that means for people ages 5 to 25 the start of a new school year is upon them. Even if you aren’t in that age range, you can probably remember the emotions that came along with having to return to campus. You also probably remember just how good it felt to get to put on new clothes, load up your new backpack with various colorful folders and unique writing utensils, and lace up your new shoes on that first day back. For some reason, that moment just made you feel better, regardless of circumstances or fears.

Like the Paolo Nuttini song says: “Hey, I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right. I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody’s smiling. It’s so inviting.”

And those feelings aren’t imagined either. There is a real and psychological reason for it.

According to studies, if you look good you feel good and new clothes can provide that for most. (Which must be why the Kardashian’s own so many different outfits.) Just that slight change can completely rebuild a person’s mindset and help them get on the right path. The same can be said for athletes.

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Archie Goodwin


Eric Bledsoe