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Why You Need Pastels or Bright Colors for Your Spring Wardrobe

Color evokes an energy. An energy that can’t be denied, certainly in a sea of beige or taupe counterparts.

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Wearing Pastels or Bright Colors

Why do I need pastels or bright colors for my Spring Wardrobe?

I am not saying anything against those that want to have a wardrobe made of grey, black, tan, and white pieces. Coordinating various shades of tan, beige, taupe, or some close cousin.

I have watched numerous You Tube videos where a haul video is produced, or new pieces for a Spring collection, only to find the same pieces shown over and again, just with a slight variation of tan or bisque shades mixed with either white, black or beige.

One must have a white button down ( yes, i do find this compelling and necessary in the closet) but don’t essence and mood of the pieces say, “I am safe, I don’t take fashion risks, and I know this works as I have seen this formula many times. )

Say, you like said pieces, tan trousers, cream trousers, camel trousers or the like. Why not spice up those neutral pieces once in awhile.

Maybe the familiarity is comforting, and  is elegant, will blend nicely, and you feel confident.

Or maybe you are the type that needs something refreshing, colorful, and bright for your emotional state! I know I do at times.

I remember when I was first dealing with my disease, and I was in pain, didn’t care one iota about fashion and just felt miserable. Black was my color of choice, and it really represented how I felt at the time. Not hopeful, scared, depressed.

Don’t get me wrong, I love neutrals too. Just not all of the time. I go through periods where I want to wear color, color, and then, the next week,  neutrals.

Psychology of Color

This Spring, 2022, color is reigning King. Or should I say Queen. 🙂

Color has a connection with emotions and often has a therapeutic use. According to The Science of People.com,

Research shows that colors can greatly affect our moods and the way other people respond to us. Amazingly, colors can even change our heart rate, blood pressure and respiration, as researchers Keith Jacobs and Frank Hustmyer discovered in 1974.”

Bright colors such as fiery red, bright orange, lime, hot pink and green are everywhere, and pastels are also some of the color de jour of the season. Lilac, butter yellow, soft blues. READ ABOUT PASTEL STYLING ON THIS POST.

Real Simple magazine wrote,

” Our clothes can impact our feelings and behaviors, and therefore the colors that we wear can influence our mood,” says Lee Chambers, an environmental psychologist based in the United Kingdom.”

I love the idea of a white tee with light denim for Spring. Now think about outfit with a pair of poppin” red sandals, or a pair of lilac braided slides.

If you want to add some color, one of the great ways to do so, perhaps, more subtly than wearing a head to toe hot pink suit, is to add color with your accessories. Shoes or bags.

Add a sunshine yellow, or a red hot red, and just see how you feel!

Love this example. The bright yellow really pops against this neutral look. Isn’t that bag just scrumptious! :_) 

I’ve procured some pastel and hot colors in accessories for you to shop to add some color to your Spring looks.

How do certain colors make you feel? Are you inclined to wear pastels or bold colors this Spring? Let me know in the comments. 

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Have a wonderful weekend,

Jess xx


  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 05:51h, 10 May Reply

    Love the bright hues, they really lift any outfit to another level

  • Jacqui Berry
    Posted at 16:37h, 08 May Reply

    I’m adoring the bright and vivid colours, I’ve bought some bright green shoes and also some cerise pink slip on’s. Jacqui x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:47h, 11 May Reply

      I am too! I think I saw those green shoes and now have to check out your pink ones . I have a blush pink espadrille but would love a hot pink!

  • Michelle
    Posted at 23:51h, 06 May Reply

    I love color! While I admire those who manage a fantastic look with neutrals, I tell my husband beige is just pretending to be color. Most will say neutrals go with everything. I feel like they go with nothing. LOL! Yeah, so brights it is me. Great post, Jess!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:48h, 11 May Reply

      Thank you Michelle!
      I get in the mood for neutrals, black at times. I do love color though, and I am with you on that!

  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 19:44h, 06 May Reply

    I believe in the powerful effect of color. Yet I realize SO many women are scared of it. It’s up to us to show those women that its fun and better for our moods,

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:48h, 11 May Reply

      I do too! It really is a part of our mood and how we feel. I am really loving yellow this season!

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