There have been countless studies about colors and how they affect you (psychologically). People base the colors in their home on how they want to feel in that room but what do colors have to do with fashion? Think about your favorite outfit, is it your favorite color? Were you drawn to that outfit partly because of the color? Did you choose the color of that outfit based on how it makes you feel?
How Colors Make a Statement in Fashion
If you haven’t guessed already, my favorite color is blue. I like blue because it’s calming and is the color of the sky on a sunny day and of the ocean (the ocean is one of my favorite places to recenter myself and feel grounded). My blog is blue, a lot of the décor in my house is different shades of blue, and my bridesmaids dresses in my wedding were sky blue. I find myself constantly reaching for blue items when I’m out shopping.
When I was cleaning out my closet and realized that the majority of my closet was blue, I starting thinking about colors and how they make us feel. It turns out, there’s a science behind colors and how they affect you. I’ve put together a cheat sheet for you on what colors you should be wearing to certain events and how to make a statement without saying a word:
Blue is a peaceful and calming color (probably why I like it so much) but if you’re already feeling a little down, stay away from the color as it can make you feel a little more “blue”. Wear a blue romper on a first date to calm your (and your date’s) nerves.
Red is a “power color” and is why politicians often wear red ties during debates. It’s also associated with passion and romance. Wear a pop of red to a job interview or a slimming red dress on date night!
Yellow is associated with happiness as well as inspiration and intelligence. Need a pick me up on a rainy or bad day? Throw on a yellow rain jacket to help brighten your day!
Purple is a regal and sophisticated color, that is often associated with royalty and intuition. Wear a purple silk blouse to meet your boyfriend’s parents to give you a sophisticated and put together look.
Black signifies power, authority, and responsibility – all characteristics you would like to be associated with at work. Wear a black pencil skirt on a job interview or while asking your boss for a raise!
Green is a color that makes people feel calm and is a soothing color that also helps decrease stress. Wear a green t-shirt to the DMV to help you and the employees stay calm 😉
So there you have it- how colors make a statement in fashion! After learning all this, I am starting to make a conscious effort to wear a bigger variety of colors, starting with this fun skirt!
Go into your closet and see what colors you are lacking. Try buying more of those colors and see if wearing a certain color changes your mood. Humans are visual animals so you might notice a change when looking in the mirror or how others treat you! Let me know your results!
What is your favorite color to wear? Let me know in the comments below!