The clothes make the man.
Clothes are an extension of how we see ourselves. If your clothes are praised or jeered, this may reflect the self-esteem curve you are currently riding.
Losing clothes may indicate a feeling of vulnerability. If you don't believe this, strip in the mall and see how assertive you feel. It may also reflect a sexual or exhibitionist fantasy.
Acquiring clothes can be a mixed event. Who hasn't gotten a gift of clothing that later became a story of bad fashion lore? However, acquiring clothing for yourself that fits perfectly and makes you feel powerful may herald a positive transition in self-esteem or perception.
Sometimes, you may acquire clothing for special purposes or clothes that carry with them magical powers. In this instance, the clothing may represent a search for cosmic providence or protection.