Style by Claire Lopez

Colour Me Happy

Colour… we all know that if we wear the right colours it will make our skin glow but colour is way more powerful than that and has the ability to impact our mood. Read on to find out about how two of the key colours for 2021 can make you feel and use that to your advantage when dressing…


In colour psychology, pink is the colour of hope. It is a positive colour, calming and reassuring and offers warmth, comfort, sensitivity and tenderness. If you want to harness this, whilst also conveying assertiveness and confidence, then go for deeper shades. Combining pink with darker shades in the world of business will add strength. Not only that, but from a fashion point of view, pink is most definitely in.

Rae Relaxed sweatshirt £49 Hush

If you’re still living in ath-leisure, then add a pop of pink to your everyday wardrobe. Great with joggers, jeans, leather and paired with a skirt and trainers for the spring.

Pink High Neck Chunky Sweater £79 mint Velvet

Love this chunky cotton knit which will work well into the spring.

Classic Star Jumper £68 Luella

If this is not a brand you’ve looked at before, then do check them out – it’s a British retailer which you can buy directly online or through independent stockists. They have great knits in fab colours.

Ziggy Jumper £68 Luella

If the hot pinks aren’t right for you, then this softer bubblegum is a great option.

Phoebe Sweater £55 White Coco

Or maybe you need a softer pink, in which case this is a gem and in the sale. I have featured White Coco on my blog previously and it’s a gorgeous brand with so much lovely product. For those based in London, they have a pop up on the King’s Road – whenever we are allowed out again.

Cashmere Crew Cardigan £110 Boden

Now this is a much sexier version of Boden! I love the styling here on the hot pink cardi – very French. You can’t go wrong with their cashmere and cotton sweaters and cardigans in a rainbow of colours.

Bee Button Alpaca Blend Cardigan £69 &Other Stories

Gorgeous bee button details on this cardi.

Pink Stripe Cardigan £48 Bricks & Stitches

Possibly my favourite – the stripe combo is beautiful and will be an easier wear if you are worried about going all out in pink. Another gorgeous brand to look at if you haven’t already.

Freida Blouse £140 Wyse

If you are done with sweaters and want to up the ante, then this Wyse blouse will be just the ticket with denim and also with tailored trousers for when office days return.

Cartright Coat £98 Boden

Given we are living in outdoors-y times, buying a bright coat is the perfect solution particularly in these dark days. This one is in the sale.

Water Repellent Puffa Jacket £49.99 Zara

Or for a softer colour and more casual look, try this puffa as let’s face it, we’ve got several months of chilliness ahead of us.


Well, this year’s colour of the year from Pantone is yellow and it is perfectly timed following last year’s annus horribilus (to borrow the Queen’s phrase) to help us with its uplifting properties. The colour of fun, cheerfulness and happiness, it also stimulates and helps us creatively to think differently. According to the colour house, “PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of colour that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.” Yes please..

Basic Scarf £19.99 Zara

If you are scared of yellow, as so many people are, then why not opt for a pop of sunshine instead. Stunning with grey, navy and black this will lift your neutral winter coats and works with lots of other colours to create interesting colour combinations.

Gina Sweater £54 Luella

Now you may be wondering why I have included a grey sweater in my colour blog. Well the other colour of 2021 is grey so this is the best of both worlds and the perfect way to capture some of the sunshine without going all in.

Alpaca Blend Knit Sweater £85 &Other Stories

Cashmere Crew Neck £110 Boden

And for easy to wear basics, Boden is great.

Eldon Cotton Crew Neck Cardigan £55 Boden

Eloise Cardigan £85 Marie & Lola

Marie & Lola is a label started up by a mum after she left her career in banking and brings French brands at affordable prices.

Hand Knitted Chunky Cardigan £75 Bricks & Stitches

I love the texture of this little knit.

The moral of the story, add a bit of colour into your wardrobe and see how your mood thanks you. And if you need help with choosing the right shade and right pieces for your wardrobe, don’t hesitate to contact me for a virtual styling service.



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