How to Color Coordinate Your Outfit For A Better Mood

Let’s face it — Monday mornings are a drag. The weekend is done. The work week has begun. And I rarely feel like getting dressed in my very best. This past Monday I decided to switch it up.

Rather than reach for my go-to dark denim and neutrally toned top, I put on a bright orange blouse with light brown tweed trousers. The result was quite pleasing.  By pairing high-energy orange with grounding brown, I felt enthusiastic and centered for the day.

The psychology behind color states that each hue holds a different meaning relating to a specific emotion. Once you know the basics behind the shades, you’ll understand why you may want to swap out unknowing black for peaceful lavender on a stormy day.  Let’s have a look at 5 colors to see how you can wear them for a better mood.

TBF’s Guide to Color Coordinating Outfits for a Better Mood

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Champagne Taste Cape Blazer available at nastygal.com, $58.00

Red is a power color that promotes action and passion. Suit up in the fiery tone to show the world you’re unstoppable. (Unless, of course, you’re waiting at a red light.)

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Jessa ballet flat available at solesociety.com, $59.95

Orange is a high energy color that radiates warmth and enthusiasm. Pair with similar shades such as gold or red to amp up the optimism, or balance the potency with neutrals like beige or grey.

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Cherokee® Women’s Pintuck Sleeveless Top, available at target.com, $16.99

Lavender says serenity. A calming color of elegance and beauty, it’s what to wear when you’re feeling overwhelmed. For an extra pop, add a touch of turquoise which is another color that will cool you down.