Science Says These 5 Outfit Ideas Will Put You in a Way Better Mood
Come the gray of winter, we could all use a thing or two to brighten our wardrobes* and* boost our moods. So good thing for color science, which proves that fashion and feelings most definitely go hand in hand. So try these outfit ideas to perk you up when you’ve got the blues, butterflies, or are just feeling a bit sleepy. Oh, and if you’re in a good mood already, they’re also just plain chic.
Mood: Feeling kinda tired
We Wore What
Red will give you energy: And who doesn’t want that? There’s nothing more confidence inducing than the color red (a 2005 study even concluded red-jersey teams won more than those wearing other colors!), so rock it like we know you can—whether a sexy dress or simple blouse paired with jeans.
Hues of blue are calming: Whether you want to bring serenity to those around you or need a little chill time for yourself, choose blue this winter. It is as simple as opting for a bright blue skirt or top when looking for that piece to style with your black tones. The Huffington post reported that this color actually lowers blood pressure.
Mood: The blues
Yellow makes you happy: Think: bright summer sun. Yes, we’re talking about that sun you can’t quite remember when it begins to snow, willing it to return sooner rather than later. Bring forth memories of sitting on the beach, sipping a summer cocktail, by adding some yellow accents to your look this winter. Health Magazine included a report from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in which participants confirmed these positive feelings of uplift when encountering the color yellow.
Camille Over the Rainbow
Green will balance you: This hue is said to bring with it a sense of equilibrium. The Logo Company even claims it sparks such trust in us that they often recommend new companies create green logos and singe. And, as we’ve watched summer quickly slip away from us, balance is certainly something we welcome with open arms. This color doesn’t have to be the brightest of the bright: reach for tones of army and hunter green this winter.
Mood: In need of inspiration
The Northern Light
Purple will boost creativity: Long associated with ideas of fantasy and spirit, the shades of purple and indigo will actually amplify your perception of creative ideas. According to Kenny Frimpong, quoted in Business Insider, it’s a color to wear when you need an extra confidence boost at the office. So, as you enter the new year and search for that next life step, pull on that lavender sweater or bright indigo tunic!
For more winter outfit ideas:
The Sweaterdress: The Perfect Last-Minute Thanksgiving Outfit Idea
15 Ways to Wear Thigh-High Boots This Winter
25 Really Warm Coats for Winter 2015, at Every Budget