By Lwandile Makhaza / 26 of February 2021
Yves Saint Laurent once said: ‘I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful but also to reassure them, to give them confidence.’ Now I don’t know about you, girl, but I *love* the confidence a beautiful new garment gives me. Bonus points if it pops with colour and really lights up whatever room I’m in. A good outfit is not only a confidence boost but also serves to uplift my mood, with certain colours making me feel super bold and energetic.
Want your clothes to make you feel as good as you look? Here are some of my fave, science-backed shades that will bring some much-needed confidence to your closet.
First up? The colour of sunshine! This colour is well known for the intensity and warmth that it brings, immediately making you the centre of the room. It is an energetic hue and is associated with positive things, like laughter and sunshine. In other words, wearing yellow won’t just make you stand out, but give you a mood boost as well!
My absolute favourite way to wear this stand-out shade is in the form of a maxi dress, covering you from top to bottom in a warm glow.
Next up we have red, the colour of love and passion. I love how it commands power while, at the same time, being super sexy. With so many shades to choose from, the colour red is very versatile and can be worn as a bold statement piece or as a whole, bold outfit.
A great way to bring this colour into your look is with fun accessories, such as a bag or even a cute pair of strappy heels. But, if you are looking to truly embody the fire and desire of red, a little red dress will 100% do the trick!
Now for a personal favourite! Pink is another must-wear, especially in the summertime! Whatever the shade, pink is a fun and feminine colour and I just can’t get enough of it! It is often associated with kindness and nurturing, which can help you to feel like you've got this.
A rose pink dress is a fun and flirtatious way to bring this colour into your closet, and pair it with gold accessories to capture your inner goddess!
Blue is often overlooked because of the masculine vibes associated with it. But girl, I am here to tell you how blue is one of the best hues to bring confidence and elegance to any outfit. Another colour that comes in many shades, blues on the light end of the spectrum can be fun and nostalgic, with darker shades making an outfit more regal and dramatic.
The best way to wear blue is to pair it with bright colours and prints to add boldness to your look. Another great way is to go monochrome, wearing different shades of blue from head to toe, making sure you turn heads everywhere you go!
Last, but definitely not least, is green: the colour of money, wealth and success! Being a dominant hue in nature, it is also often associated with growth, as well as good luck. And who doesn’t want to have good fortune and a growing bank account?!
This colour can be worn in a multitude of ways. But green blazers and skirts paired together make me feeling like I am a boss babe and am on the road to riches while looking a hundred bucks!