On a cloudy winter day, it’s easy to put on a dull sweater and a pair of slacks. However,  bright colors bring pizzazz to the work place and I’m convinced that making the conscious decision to wear brighter colors during the winter has several benefits.

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Benefits of Wearing Bright Colors in the Winter:

1) It literally brightens your mood
Who knew that your wardrobe can not only make you look great but also feel great. Colors have always been strongly linked to affecting mood. As humans, we have innate and more positive reactions to brighter colors as opposed to dull colors such as grey or black. Pink calms and reassures our emotional energies, alleviating feelings of anger, aggression, resentment, abandonment and neglect. Studies have confirmed that exposure to large amounts of pink can have a calming effect on the nerves. Green is the color of nature and prosperity and puts you in a relaxed and refreshed mood.

2) Brightens the mood of everyone around you
Along with positive benefits to yourself, your bright-colored wardrobe will add color to the cold winter surroundings. Your “feel good” attitude will spread to the people around you!

3) Get into the spirit of winter
Winter temperatures make us wish for the warmth of a spring day but until then why not embrace the spirit of winter by putting your best “color” foot forward and wearing a little color each and every day until we hear the birds sing again!

4) Be a wallflower no more
In a sea of blacks, greys and navy’s, your bright pink and stylish green will make you stand out. These bright colors will also allow you to showcase your unique personality.

5) Attract attention
While others opt for subdued colors, your brightness will attract many to you. Your bright-colored wardrobe can make you seem more approachable, positive and lively. Additionally, it’s a great conversation starter and can lead to connections you may never have had before! And if you just can’t resist your sea of black, grey and navy than why not make a statement of color by wearing some bright-colored jewelry!

Fashion Tip: How to Rock Shades of Pink & Green During the Winter

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Pink Blazer: The Mint Julep Boutique| Top: Banana Republic *old|Pants: H&M| Pumps: Rack Room|Aviator Sunglasses: Oscar de la Renta

*The Blazer is sponsored by The Mint Julep Boutique