You may not realize it, but what you wear can have a major impact on your health. Certain clothes, and accessories are great for your body, your health and your mind. Here are 5 wardrobe choices that can have a bigger impact on your wellness than you might think!

Compression Socks

Compression socks are great for added warmth and help prevent swelling in your legs. They also improve blood circulation which helps regulate your temperature naturally. They can also reduce the risk of blood clots. Doctors at Ivein say that as vein valves become weakened, blood can pool in veins and create high pressure build-up inside. This may lead to health complications like varicose veins, spider veins, and pelvic congestion insufficiency.


These wonderful little devices have taken the fashion world by storm. They track your heart rate, your sleep programs, your walking distance, and more. They fasten snuggly to your wrist and are built to withstand your typical daily activities. You can set goals and check on your progress throughout the day via Bluetooth to your smartphone.


Hats come in a nearly endless array of shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. They are one fashion accessory that you should never leave home without. Hats keep the sun from beating down directly onto your head, keeping you cooler and helping to prevent heat exhaustion, dehydration, and sunburn. Depending on the style and how you choose to wear it, they also shade your face and neck from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun preventing skin cancer, skin damage, and ultimately signs of aging.


Not only do sunglasses look cool, they have been lauded as one of the most useful advocates of sun protection. They protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays, and protect your vision. Whether you’re at the beach or in the car, they also keep you from squinting during particularly bright days.

Moisture-drawing Fabrics

Some materials keep sweat too close to our skin. This can cause irritation, flair ups of skin conditions, and create a breeding ground for bacteria to grow. Experts state that fabrics that are designed to draw moisture away from your body can actually improve your health, and reduce the amount of bacteria on your body.

Fashion doesn't have to clash with health, it just means making smarter style choices. Stock your closet with items that will help keep you healthy and happy. Let your wardrobe work for you by promoting a healthy, active lifestyle that extends to all aspects of your life.

Author's Bio: 

Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure.