When someone walks into a room wearing bright vibrant colors, everyone seems to take notice. We are naturally drawn to beautiful bright colors. A fresh bouquet of roses has a way of cheering us up when we’re feeling blue. Dressing up in colorful clothing can bring us into a more positive mood.
What shall I wear today? What am I going to do and who am I going to see? What’s in the laundry and what’s not? Do I have enough of anything in my closet to put myself together? Do I care?
Dressing yourself for the day is quite influential whether you are aware of it or not. Our mood often dictates what our body ends up wearing. If you prefer wearing dark colors because it’s easy, or it’s all that’s in your closet, we would like to share some food for thought with you and your nervous system.
When you look in the mirror after you dress, train yourself to notice how you feel when you see yourself. Notice your mood. If you are feeling flat, or not feeling like yourself, could it be the color of what you are wearing or the fabric irritating your nervous system.
We bet you had never noticed that before?
It’s a myth that dark colors are flattering. As a matter of fact they can make you look and feel older than you really are. There is a reason baby clothes never come in dark colors. There is a reason the spring colors are always bright and happy. It’s a time of blossoming. A new baby comes into the world and we want to encourage its growth and happiness in all ways hence soft light pretty fabrics. A freshly planted flower is given every opportunity for growth because of the joy it’s color gives us when it blooms. Bright cheery colors and happiness go hand in hand. Blossoming occurs at any age. To the mind, dark colors seem easier and appear to hold power, but to the heart, our shadow and ego rely on us wearing dark colors. To the mind neutrals “make sense and go with everything”, but on the feeling level they don’t help our heart to open. Wearing all white and beige are where the white shadow hides out and says “see how pure I am.”
Other considerations are:
If you work around people who wear black, immediately try to find a happy color to look at to replace the picture of dark colors in your mind.
At night, wear soft light colors to help your nervous system calm down and smooth it out, preparing yourself for sleep.
Plaid is just okay on the body. It can cause a little chaos on the nervous system in general because it’s very angular. Plaid was historically used as a cover up before battle prior to camouflage fabric coming into existence.
Your skin color changes as more Light comes out from within. You will notice as you age how lighter softer colors are much more flattering to your skin and help you look and feel younger.
Experiment with color by having one shirt or t-shirt or even a dress from every spectrum of color or every shade of the rainbow in your closet. It’s an inexpensive way to see that you can wear almost every color, just fine tune the shade of it. Then use one shade of light gray or a warm beige as a base color.
Spring is around the corner and would knock the doors anytime soon. Experiment with new bright colors in a top or a dress to start. Feel the difference it makes in your level of happiness. Enjoy!
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Attire by: Sidharth Mohanty, 100% cotton, hand woven, indigo dyed party wear dress.
Model: Diedre Redden
Photographs by: Ranvir Deb a.k.a Pheel photographer
Article by: Azkia Arif