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  • Writer's pictureNina Victoria

How to add colour to your Wardrobe

It can be very easy to underestimate the power of what we wear and how it can impact the way that we feel.

How many times have you looked in the mirror after trying something on and feeling rather disheartened?

What if I told you that wearing the certain tones of colour really could make all the difference to you feeling energised and confident! We have the power to influence how our clothes make us feel and right now we could all do with something to make us feel happy….. so let’s do it!

If wearing colour feels rather daunting prospect, why not experiment with pops of colour through your accessories. Winter is the perfect time for testing the water with your colour palette as the extra layers we add with a hat or scarf could be the small burst of colour you need. Stepping out of your comfort zone is not always easy so if you feel happier in perhaps a neutral outfit try adding a coloured scarf and see how the colour changes your complexion. Brightening your skin tone with your best colours will truly transform your look and leave you feeling amazing.

Jewellery can be another way to experiment with colour. A lovely bold pair of earrings or a statement necklace could be the small detail that not only elevates your style but gives you a little more confidence in bringing colour into your wardrobe.

The perfect accessory for enhancing your shape especially when wearing a contrasting colour. Whether you are a pear or an hourglass using a belt to draw attention to your fabulous waist is the best way to really show off your figure as well as adding a lovely pop of colour. For someone who has a straight silhouette, wearing a belt can actually help create the illusion of curves!

As we all reach for an extra layer or two in the winter how may times to you find yourself reaching for the standard neutral black or white base layers. If you have items in your wardrobe that don’t always work with knitwear over the top of them, then why not try a layer underneath. I often do this with my jumpsuits and wear them with a gorgeous, coloured roll neck. This brightens up my look and gives the jumpsuit a whole new style.

For some reason so many of us tend to lean towards black or grey over the Autumn Winter season and feel that wearing colour in the summer is much easier. Whether it is cool crisp or warm vibrant tones, wearing the best ones for your skin is so important, especially in these rather grey and miserable days. Taking a yourself a step further from a small pop of colour why not try a beautiful cosy knit and see how the different textures can be so beautiful in colour. Cardigans and jumpers are Autumn Winter staples so if you are wearing them day in, day out surely you want pieces that make you feel really good! As you know I am a huge fan of colour and in the winter coloured knitwear is my feel good medicine; super cosy and so fun.

If you are feeling a little braver about adding some colour to your Winter wardrobe then how about trying a statement coat. Red is the colour of the season this year and a colour I personally adore it. It’s a colour that represents energy, strength and determination so a colour that we could all do with in our lives right now. Whether it be red, green, pink or purple a beautiful statement coat in your best tone could be the best investment you ever make.

Introducing colour into your Autumn Winter wardrobe can be hugely beneficial to your mental health and well-being, it doesn’t have to be bright bold colours it just needs to be the best tones for your complexion. You’ve heard of SAD lamps? Yes.. well think of this as being your personal mood boosting medicine.

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