Is fashion really important? It is funny how we tend to spend so little attention on choosing the clothes we will wear in our daily lives, yet, that is exactly what plays such a significant factor which plays into how much self-confidence we can gather from within ourselves.
Fashion has always been a considerable aspect of our lives; however, not everyone knows how to channel this creativity in order to achieve some specific, desired impacts; such as enhancing confidence in ourselves.
Clothes and Confidence
There are a whole lot of ways you can boost your self-confidence through the outfits you wear and the accessories you put on; for instance, wearing only those clothes which are complimentary to your own body shape, wearing items from brands in current trends, putting on clothes which make you feel comfortable and, so on.
Another great tip on how you can use fashion to improve your self-confidence is by wearing bright clothes. Results collected from research on psychology and social experiments tell us that clothes of bright colors are correlated to your subconscious mind and, wearing them allows us to view ourselves from a more positive perspective. This leads to a healthy level of confidence in ourselves and gives us an overall accepting feeling regarding our own minds and body.
How do Bright Colors boost our Confidence?
So, what is the science behind this phenomenon? Why do most people almost always end up with improved self-confidence, if they are wearing bright colors? How does this work?
From what research and interviews have shown, there are actually quite a few reasons behind this psychology. I have summarized a few of the most noteworthy ones below for you:
Standing out in a Crowd
Yes, this should be the most obvious reason, even if I don’t explain it, but I will anyway. See, when we are adorning ourselves with bright colors, we are making a subconscious statement that says that we are acknowledging that we will turn a few heads our way, and attract attention to ourselves and, we are ready for that to happen. And that is a pretty confident statement to put forward.
Generally, when we are not confident enough for people to look our way and notice us, we tend to go for drabby-looking, pale-colored clothes. Usually colors like gray, or black or brown. This is when we are subconsciously (or even consciously) doing everything within our power to blend in with the crowd and avert people’s attention.
On the other hand, when we are deliberately choosing to wear clothes we know will make us stand out in a crowd and make others focus a little bit of their attention on us, we are unknowingly convincing our brain that we are ready to face the world- and, the people in it! That we are not afraid of your gazes or glances and that we are confident enough to make people notice us.
Flatters our Skin Tone
Let’s be honest here, who doesn’t look good in bright colors, am I right? Bright and peppy colors have this magical ability to instantly give us a makeover and completely transform our appearance for the better. Be it any skin tone, I advocate the idea that brightly colored clothes flatter anyone and everyone and, it is a well-known fact that, when we check the mirror and find that we look good, we start to feel good and, this exact feeling is what feeds our assurance in ourselves.
Lets People know about your Personality
This is another amazing psychological influence that occurs when we are wearing bright clothes.
See, wearing a brightly colored outfit gives you a loud voice and, you don’t even have to open your mouth to speak the message. Be it office attire, a dress, or a gym outfit, if it has bright colors, the clothes speak for us. They convey your cheerful, optimistic and self-assured personality to everyone and people start to perceive you and treat you with a bit more respect and attention. This, in turn, can boost your self-confidence a whole lot.
You Appear Cleaner
It is the inherent attribute of bright colors to appear clean and thus, they give your clothes the same effect as well. Brightly colored outfits will appear cleaner and more sparkly.
While there is nothing wrong with wanting to wear dark colors, they do give off a certain moody, damp kind of vibe. Whereas, brightly colored clothes will appear as more freshly washed. This effect of the color chart will convince your brain that your clothes make you appear as a more clean and well-groomed person; which in turn will enhance your self-confidence.
For all of the reasons, why you should think about choosing bright clothes next time, I have tried to share a few good ones with you and hopefully was able to change your mind.
Colors have a fascinating correlation with our behavior and thinking and if we can manipulate this science into something that can benefit us, then, why not? And, now you know some reasons why you should!
Best of luck!
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