BYE BYE BLUE MONDAY, HELLO JANUARY BRIGHTS!
January might be a time of fresh starts, fresh motivation and setting goals but it can also be a tough month to get through. Often January payday seems so far away, you’re bombarded with diet-culture (ew), the nights are dark and cold and that’s not forgetting Blue Monday aka the most depressing day of the year! Ok, so how do you get through January? Illuminate your wardrobe with some bold tones and let the good vibes in.
What's the science?
Research has shown that colours can have a psychological effect and certain colours trigger certain responses from our brains. For example red light is said to increase heart rate and blue light lowers it. It has also been claimed that looking at warm, bright colours such as red or pink releases dopamine which is the ‘feel-good hormone’. So there is some scientific evidence that injecting some colour into your wardrobe will boost your mood and that’s good enough for us!
The dark, freezing cold mornings are making getting up for work really hard. If you’re like us you’ll probably just chuck on some jeans and a black jumper. Why not try and inject some colour and see if they have an effect on your day.
A bright knit is an easy way to do this and we love this bright orange one from our petite range. Style with some jeans or tailored trousers and you’re ready for work.
Try and steer away from your trusty jeans or black suit trousers and opt for something a little brighter like these green leather trousers. Style with a clashing knit or bright turtleneck top like this pink one.
Heading out on date night with bae or you’re sacking Dry January off and having drinks with the girls? It’s so easy to go for an all black outfit in this situation but why not go for some of those feel-good colours instead?
If you’re a dress and heels kinda gal we’ve got a couple of options for you. We love this sequin shirt dress in this super juicy lime colour. Style with white knee high boots for major style brownie points. Every girl should have a shirt dress in their wardrobe and this shocking pink one is just making us smile already. Style with these green mules or go matchy-matchy with these strappy pink heels.
We’re loving bright tailoring atm and it’s such a good investment. Perfect for wearing as separates now or as a full suit for summer weddings.
This is your friendly reminder to upgrade your grey joggers for something a little more vibey. Just try swapping the usual grey and black for green like this set from our plus collection. If you’re feeling a little braver this oversized sweater dress has a splash of orange but isn’t too out there - style with tights and boots or go bare legged with some trainers. Feeling brave? We’re obsessed with this graphic tracksuit - get ready to soak in the stares!
They say that it’s what’s underneath that counts right? Well why not upgrade your black bra and pants for a brighter set. From neon sets to jewel bright bras and matching knickers why not boost your mood from the base up!
We hope you try to inject a little colour into your wardrobe and it helps to lift those January blues a little. You can start small (a scrunchie, a bag nothing crazy) and you might end up rocking head to toe brights. If you’re looking for other ways to boost your mood aside from your wardrobe check out how to banish those January blues.
Shop mood-boosting brights here.