Anyone doubting the power of colour therapy really should wear orange because I don’t think it’s possible to escape its uplifting quality. I can honestly say, hand on heart, that it makes me feel more optimistic, energetic, motivated and cheerful. And I think it has that effect on people I encounter too. Yes, life is better in orange!
A case in point; I photographed this outfit yesterday morning, and because I felt great in it I kept in on all day. I went to meet Isobel for coffee after school and stopped off at the post office on the way. I was very tempted to wear the headband, which was a Mother’s Day gift from Isobel. However, teenagers are easily embarrassed by their parents so I took it off!
A lady outside a shop said she loved my outfit, as did the post office clerk. Then on the way back a man said I “looked amazing”, which immediately made me smile. A few paces later a very stylish man said “love your look!” as he passed. By the time I got to the coffee shop I was smiling – not because it had stroked my ego, but because my outfit had prompted an interaction with these strangers.
And that’s why I love to dress in what some would regard as a flamboyant style; it’s a conversation starter. If I feel happy with what I’m wearing, then I think that’s projected and others pick up on it. It might seem frivolous to some, but to me, clothes can be an outward expression of joy, and if you can share that with others then life really is better in orange!
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Zara jacket (from eBay, similar) | Zara trousers (old, similar) | Hawes and Curtis blouse | Superdry trainers (similar) | SkinnyDip London sunglasses | headband from ChoochieChoo on Etsy
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I just love this bright orange. It is perfect for spring time and pairs well together.
I love your hair accessory! Such a bright and springtime look. You can pull off the most amazing styles.
What a bold suit! You rock orange and love the headband. Thanks for the link up!
Gosh, I couldn’t agree more
1-that it’s a conversation starter which makes connections
2-that you look fabulous.
I laughed about taking the headband off. Isn’t that the truth?
Orange is such a happy fun color! Love this outfit and how you styled it with that gorgeous blouse! Thanks for the link up!
How fantastic to receive all these compliments! And Isobelle knows exactly what you love! The hairband looks stunning!
Such a positive colour. Love the suit hun. Jacqui
I love the fact that your amazing use of color stirs people to comment. So many people are don’t interact with others, and a smile is the best communication of all.
Dazzling outfit Emma, and you’re so right about colour and how it can lift the mood of everyone around us x
Thanks for including me as a featured favourite too, made my day!
Clothes really have the power to inspire! Your orange look is so cheery and fabulous, no surprise you got such great compliments!
You look fabulous in orange!
Curated by Jennifer
Orange is such a striking color on you! I can see why you got so many compliments! It’s such a fun and fabulous look!
Jill – Doused in Pink
So cute! Thanks for the party!
You are a walking ray of sunshine! This orange outfit is so cheerful, I can see why you got a lot of compliments. You brought a bit of happiness into the day of everyone you met! Thanks for sharing the joy with us.
I love it! Orange is such a joyful color. And apparently not only uplifting to the person wearing it, but others too. You do look fabulous! What a fun day. I keep trying to add more orange to my closet, but it’s a bit difficult to find right now. I hope there will be some orange options when we get toward summer.
Fabulous look, Emma. Orange you a sight for sore eyes?
That color is SO good on you! Absolutely love that floral blouse!
Well orange you looking beautiful?! Love this suitand your perfectly matched floral blouse!
Orange is such a great colour and looks perfect on you with this outfit. I just love it so much.https://www.bauchlefashion.com/2023/03/spring-into-fashion-5-fashion-trends-to.html
I AM OBSESSED with this look!! The orange is so stunning, and I love how you styled the suit. Now I’m ready for all things sunny and bright! 🙂
This orange suit is fabulous, and I love the print of the blouse!
Orange is my fave colour and anything bold and beautiful works for me! Good on you for dressing in your own style.
Debbie from debs-world.com
This is such a cheerful outfit – I can see why it got you so many compliments! It’s always nice when we manage to make people smile and boost their moods as well as ours when we dress brightly! 🙂
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My husband’s favorite color so he would certainly agree with that statement. I’m always on the lookout for pieces to add to my wardrobe. Love this style on you!