HOW COLOUR AFFECTS OUR MOODS AND WELL BEING

The power of colour has been long observed by the world’s mortal men. Among other ancient civilizations, the Egyptians and Chinese used Chromotherapy, which is the use of colours to heal. Large corporations take into account how colours make individuals feel when considering their logos and store interior designs.

Have you noticed that many fast food chains have red in their logos and packaging? That is because it is a colour known to instigate hunger.

Guests waiting to go on stage for television shows are left to wait in the green room. Why? Green is known to have a calming effect.

Prison Cells and visiting team locker rooms are often painted pink also to use this colours’ calming effect.

The examples of how we use colour to our advantage is endless. So why not use it in the way you chose to dress?

The way we view colour tends to reflect the way we see them in nature. Blue is known to be very calming, like staring up at a clear blue sky or a body of water. Green leaves us feeling refreshed and tranquil as the wilderness does. Yellow is happy, warm, energetic and bright like the sun. Here are some examples of outfits that will help keep you happy and confident for your daily routines.

Writing an Exam

Studies have shown that students who view the colour red prior to writing an exam perform worse than those who do not. Instead go for this House of Holland crepe Ditsy Frill top so you can look down at the bottom layer of blue and green to feel calm and rejuvenated. Pair it with the A.W.A.K.E. Orange pants to fuel your needed energy boosts. Orange is known for being energetic, strong and enthusiastic. Finish the look off with the HOH blue tassel moccasin for your last dose of calm.

      

Going on a Beach Date

What could be more romantic a setting than a picnic and walk on the beach. The confident and clean combination of white and blue in the AWAKE stripe dress are ideal to put your dates mind at ease.  Blue is known to represent intelligence as well. The brown patch painted with Jellyfish is not only fitting to your surroundings but also lends to your being viewed as down to earth and natural. Pair with the Dear Frances mules in copper to continue on this theme.

    

Attending a Sexy Pool Party

Care to stand out at a chic pool party this summer in your cabana? Wear a sultry and powerful red bikini by Moeva detailed with gold plated hardware along it’s edge. Red is sensual, exciting and proven to raise heartrates. You can wear the Attico Parrot robe as a clean and chic addition  with Aperlai’s flat summer shoe to tie in the colours in the embroidery.

   

Going on a Boat Cruise

Being on the water will naturally calm you due to being surrounded by blue sky and water. It has been shown that staring at the colour blue for some time will slow down your heart rate and assist in meditation. If you would like to keep these vibes going, dress in a monochromatic blue look. The Jourden blue and white strip Oxford top paired with Esteban Cortazar’s jeans will do this. Add Anouki’s grey lace up shoes with their array of hand painted colour swipes to add some drama and an artistic touch. Cap off the look with Maison Michel’s purple panama hat to add a touch of elegance that some may even perceive as regal.

           

Job Interview

Confidence, knowledge and strength are all admirable traits to exude in an important job interview. Black is known to be a very powerful and serious colour. Pair a clean and prestigious white Holly Fulton blouse with yellow details on the collar with the Black Bevza sundress for a chic look shows you are refined and happy. Add a touch of calming blue to this outfit with the Aperlai platform that will have you walking tall with ease and grace.

      


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Size Chart

WOMENS CLOTHING

Standard XXS XS S M L XL
US P P S M L XL
US 0 0 2-4 4-6 8 10
Unisex 0 1 2 3 4
France 32 34 36 38 40 42
Italy 36 38 40 42 44 46
UK 4 6 8 10 12 14
China (top) 155/76A 160/80A 165/84A 170/88A 175/92A 175/96A
China (bottom) 155/64A 160/66A 165/68A 170/70A 175/72A 175/74A
Japan 3 5 7 9 11 13
Australia 6 8 10 12 14 16
Germany 30 32 34 36 38 40
Denmark 30 32 34 36 38 40

 

WOMENS JEANS

Standard XXS XXS XS S M L XL
Inches 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
China (jeans) 24/155/62A 25/160/64A 26/165/66A 27/170/68A 28/175/70A 29/180/72A 30/185/74A

 

WOMENS SHOE

Italy 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12
UK 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
Japan 21.5 22 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5
China 225 228 230 233 235 238 240 243 245 248 250 253 255 258 260

 

WOMENS RING

Standard XS XS S S M M
Europe 11 11 12 12 13 13
US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5

 

WOMENS HAT

Standard S S M M L L
US 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8
UK 6 5/8 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4
Europe 54 55 56 57 58 59

 

WOMENS BELT

Standard XXS XS S M L XL
US 0 0 2-4 4-6 8 10
UK 4 6 8 10 12 14
Italy 36 38 40 42 44 46
Europe 65 70 75 80 85 90

 

WOMENS GLOVE

Standard XXS XS S M L
Inches 6 6.5 7 7.5 8

 

MENS CLOTHING

Standard XXS XS S M L XL
Unisex 0 1 2 3 4 5
UK/US (Chest) 32 34 36 38 40 42
UK/US (Waist) 26 28 30 32 34 36
Italy 42 44 46 48 50 52
Japan 0 1 2 3 4 5
China 165/84A 170/88A 175/92A 180/96A 185/100A 190/104A

 

MENS TROUSER

Standard XS XS S S M M L L XL XL
Inches 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Italy 44 44 46 46 48 48 50 50 52 52
Japan 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4

 

MENS SHOE

US 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13
UK 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12
Europe 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46
Japan 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 30.5

 

MENS SHIRTING

Standard XS XS S S S M M L L
UK/US (Collar) 14 14.5 15 15.5 15.75 16 16.5 17 17.5
Europe (Collar) 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
Italy 44 44 46 46 46 48 48 50 50

 

MENS HAT

Standard S S M M L L XL
US 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4 7 3/8
UK 6 5/8 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 7 1/8 7 1/4
Europe 54 55 56 57 58 59 60

 

MENS BELT

Inches 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Europe 85 85 90 90 95 95 100 100 105 105

 

MENS GLOVE

Standard S S M M L L XL
Inches 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5

 

UNISEX

0 1 2 3 4 5
XS S M L XL XXL
US MEN 34 36 38 40 42 44
FRENCH MEN 40 42 44 46 48 50
UK MEN 34 36 38 40 42 44
ITALIAN MEN 44 46 48 50 52 54
GERMAN MEN 44 46 48 50 52 54
SPANISH MEN 44 46 48 50 52 54
JAPAN MEN XS S M L XL XXL
US WOMEN 0 2 4 6 8 10
FRENCH WOMEN 32 34 36 38 40 42
UK WOMEN 4 6 8 10 12 14
ITALIAN WOMEN 36 38 40 42 44 46
GERMAN WOMEN 30 32 34 36 38 40
SPANISH WOMEN 32 34 36 38 40 42
JAPAN WOMEN 5 7 9 11 13 15
WAIST PANTS 23-25 26-28 29-31 32-34
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