Stephen Mitchell Posted 5 months ago Why do you keep your clothes? Personally, I believe several factors affect the value I place on clothing. First of all, a big part of why we become so attached to our clothes is because of their connection with our identities. Clothes generally are placed in our bedrooms, a place of safety and warmth. Our clothes bring a sense of familiarity and security that causes us to cling to them for comfort. Clothes could also represent a version of ourselves we wish we could be or miss being. Humans imbue objects with value all the time, and the ones that we associate with our emotions become the most important. Maybe a certain outfit made us feel like we were powerful or beautiful, and we are attached to the beauty it gave us and want it to remain close. Clothing becomes an important part of our identity. And because humans are slow to change who we are, we are slow to change our wardrobes as well.