Colour Me Happy 🌈

 

It's easy to get sucked into wearing grey, black and monochrome when we're swathed in February's bleak grey tones. However psychologically it is having an effect on you. Being surrounded by these colours throughout the day only adds to the dark atmosphere and sense of gloom. Seasonal Affective Disorder is in full swing so give yourself a helping hand by injecting even the smallest amount of colour and watch it alter your outlook and attitude and even attract positive people around you. Seek out a colour consultation - it will work wonders for you.

Below are a rainbow of colourful pieces, the psychological impact of wearing them and links to these bright beauties

 

RED

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Red - a  hot (being at the warmest end of the spectrum), bold and dynamic colour. It has long been associated with passion, love and intensity. Walking into a room wearing red will command attention, it means business and feels powerful. It stimulates the circulatory system and releases the hormone adrenaline. It will increase energy, excitement, temperatures and temperaments  - so if you want to be fired up and spirited whether for a meeting or a party - go for red!

 

This gorgeous asymmetric dress bright bold dress is from Maje and on sale, even better!

 
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This lovely moc croc leather clutch is currently in sale in Whistles. A gorgeous pop of colour if you don't feel like going whole hog

 
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I adore this cord boiler suit from L F Markey - perhaps for the more adventurous - super cool and undoubtedly super comfy to wear

 
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Another great Whistles piece - this time a great pleated skirt. It will brighten up any outfit without being too overtly in your face

YELLOW

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Yellow is a wonderful colour for putting some joy back in your life. It lifts spirits, outfits and golden lights in your hair! It has connotations  with freshness, clarity, energy and it makes us feel happy! Yellow is believed to aid communication, concentration, decision making, self-confidence and creativity - what's not to love!   

This oversized bell sleeve beauty is from Ganni

 
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I adore this Joseph candy stripe shirt 😍! Dream collar and placket combo 

 
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Another wonderful lemon number from Joseph. This beautiful coat is spun from wool and silk and feels super luxurious and chic

 
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This ultra soft scarf is from Zara and is a great accessory offering a pop of bright bold colour

PINK

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Pink is associated with femininity. Most recently It is also been used as a vibrant tool for feminist marches - think that sea of hot pink pussy hats at the Women's Marches - although they are now being ditched to be more inclusive for trans women. However, it certainly had an incredible impact.  As a colour It is nurturing and compassionate. It has links with loving your self and letting go of old emotional patterns. It helps heal wounds both emotional and physical and helps you feel gratitude too. Pink  used to feel a little too saccharine in terms of clothing choices available but there is now a host of shades readily available in a range of shapes - from whimsical, playful, romantic to more masculine tailoring styles. 

 

These Joseph pink pants have got a gorgeous pocket detail and are currently in sale - I want, nay I need 

 
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I love this fun tassel and fringe skirt from Dodo Bar Or. It would look wonderful with a crisp shirt 

 
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This dress is from Topshop Unique - it feels  sexy in a  90s nway. Its also 70% off at the mo, so hurry!

 
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Another Topshop Unique winner - also in the sale 

 

GREEN

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Green is a balancing colour, this makes sense given it is in the middle of the rainbow and is neither a warm nor a cold colour. It is the colour of nature and fills us with hope for new beginnings. renewal and fertility. Our eyes needs no adjustment to see green therefore, it is restful for the eye and as such relaxing and can aid with decision making and fairness. It also inspires hope and security.

 

I love this green open knit polo from Zara - it's a gorgeous colour and looks really expensive and isn't - enjoy!

 
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This interesting fit and flare handkerchief hem dress from Opening Ceremony is 75% rayon so the diamond print will have lovely movement to it. In addition I really like the contrast rib and polo style neck

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A great khaki trench from Whistles and it's now on sale! This will look particularly lovely on an Autumn skintone 

 
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A gorgeous crepe silk dress with contrast collar and placket from Joseph. It is expensive but will last the distance 

ORANGE

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Orange is an uplifting, friendly and creative colour. It sits in between red and yellow  so shares attributes of both. Wearing orange helps us overcome adversity, from feeling less shy and more sociable to overcoming the shock of an emotional trauma. It also improves motivation, independence, energy and confidence - so ideal if you're starting a new solo project! 

 

These great pants are from Jigsaw and now on sale too!

 
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I really like the boxy silhouette and open collar of this Hawaiian cropped shirt from Double Rainbouu,

 
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I love the colour of this J. Crew top, it has a gorgeous bow and cowl neck at the back with a sleek polo neck at the front - gorge! 

 
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Another great offering from Jigsaw, also in the sale -  structured cropped flannel pants

 

PURPLE

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Purple is a combination of red and blue and so shares some of their features - the strength of red and calming qualities of blue. Wearing purple will increase feelings of self-worth and dignity - it has connotations with royalty from Medieval times and as such evokes feelings of power and leadership. It offers a sense of spirituality and aids compassion. It also makes you stands out from the crowd so wear purple to get noticed!

 

This pretty and romantic floral dress is silk and will make you want to twirl and swish all day. Plus it's  now in the sale! 

 
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This lovely pleated iridescent skirt from Jigsaw is now in the sale!

 
 
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A gorge satin cami from Galvan 

 
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I really like this aysmmetric skirt from Topshop Unique - annnndddd it's now 70% off too!

 

BLUE

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Blue is the world's favourite colour!  Wearing the colour blue releases oxytocin - the stress busting hormone, inducing a sense of calm. No wonder we all feel so calm watching the waves crash upon the shore on hols - nothing to do with the margarita in hand or the sun beating down on face 😉! Blue is also the colour of trust, loyalty, intelligence,  diplomacy and clarity which is why it is often used in uniforms 

 

I love this skirt from Alexander Wang - it will look great all year round

 
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Perfect mohair jumper courtesy of Opening Ceremony

 
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Another great offering from Joseph in the form of a blue  candy stripe shirt. It has the touch of straight jackets about it but I really like it! 

 
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This is a fun 80's style wrap around puff sleeve dress - would like to see how it looked over some light blue wash jeans 

 
Lauren Manville