World Cup 2014 is moving into the playoffs tomorrow and all eyes are on Brazil. There is quite a lot of reporting on the country at the moment and in one of them, it was explained what the colours of the Brazilian flag actually mean:
– Green represents the forests of Brazil.
– Yellow symbolises Brazil’s mineral wealth.
– Blue represents the sky over Rio de Janeiro on 15 November 1889 – the day the Republic of Brazil was declared.
I found that really interesting and was thinking that Green – Yellow – Blue would actually make an interesting colour block combination, too.
I hope you had a great Easter weekend with a lot of sunshine! I certainly enjoyed mine in London. Inspired by the sunny weather and a magazine article that I came across, I created 3 Ways To Wear for a skirt by the brand Related.
I know that the print is kinda “out there” if you wear it from head to toe, but if you just take one part – like the skirt – on its own, you can totally create wearable looks that exude cheerfulness and happiness!
So, starting from the psychology of colours, let me share with you that yellow is linked to happiness, optimism and the general feeling of good times. Nice, huh?
Using yellow in your outfit is like pumping yourself with vitamin pills. You will look instantly fresher and full of energy – without any risk of side effects.
Accessorizing with yellow is your best bet, if you are a little afraid of the colour’s brightness but still like to liven up your outfit with a bit of sunshine and take a rather boring combo to the next level.
In fact, with a bright colour like yellow, you shouldn’t embrace the colour from head to toe. After all, no one wants to look like a canary bird, right?
But to add this happy flair, a yellow bag will fit very nicely with an all white outfit, a black and white combination or blue jeans. It also looks fabulous with other neutral colours like beige, camel, grey, khaki or navy.
For ladies who like to colour-block, try one of these combos: yellow & teal (see Look 2), yellow & purple or yellow & pink.
Also, just for the record, you can use a yellow bag to brighten up your outfit for ANY occasion. No strings attached.