Thus, if clothing can be used to prime specific self-knowledge it should impact self-descriptions such that, a person wearing “casual” clothes (e.g., jeans, sweatshirt) ought to be extra apt to explain him or herself utilizing informal terms (e.g., laid-back, uses slang). The researchers had every participant stand in entrance of a mirror and point out whether or not specific traits have been descriptive of him or herself when wearing either casual or formal clothes (e.g., business attire). The researchers discovered that when a participant wore informal clothes he or she rated the informal traits as extra valid self-descriptions than the formal traits. They concluded that the clothing worn primed particular categories of self-knowledge. However, the researchers didn’t ask participants to what extent they deliberately thought of their own clothes when determining whether or not or not a trait must be applied to them.