While most of us don’t spend tons of time thinking about the color of our clothes, it actually affects our everyday lives and says a lot about us. This article from Lisa Johnson Mandell at AOL Jobs breaks down what the colors we choose to wear say about our personalities.
Here’s the gist:
The colors we choose to wear can affect us in more ways than we think. We associate colors with so many different things, color can influence our mood, thoughts and even the people we come in contact with everyday. Interior designers use color to create different moods in different rooms to inspire, calm and energize people. Who said clothes can’t do the same thing? Specific colors that you wear everyday may be sending the wrong message to your friends or even employer!
Here’s a rundown of all the most popular colors, what they signify, and how you can use them to your advantage…
Studies show that navy blue is the best color for a suit to wear to a job interview, because it inspires confidence. You are more likely to get the job when you wear navy blue to an interview than any other color. Wear blue to blow them away!
Dark purple says elegance, authority, class and a regal demeanor. Men can get away with a deep burgundy jacket to give a refined yet highly stylish impression. Women can appear strong, powerful and confident in a deep purple jacket, suit or blouse. A deep purple dressy T-shirt or button down in a very casual work environment says “I’m confident and efficient, yet not stuffy.”
Yellow tells people you’re casual, playful, cheerful, approachable and not afraid to take risks. Seeing yellow can cheer people up, so you’re perceived as having a sunny personality just for wearing it. Watch out for mustard, however, which can make people of almost all complexions look jaundiced or otherwise unhealthy.
So, the next time you get dressed make sure you know what the color you’re wearing signifies! You never know the message you could be sending out.
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