Wear Colors That Empower Your Life!

Apr 9, 2013 | The Beautiful

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(alexander mcqueen)

Did you know that the colors you wear have an impact on your day as well as how you are perceived and affect others?  The colors we wear have a physical, mental and emotional impact upon us– and upon the people who are near us.  Today’s awesome feng shui fashion lesson is from Carol Olmstead & it will help you de-clutter your closet and play up the colors that help you shine! 


Fashion Feng Shui by Carol M. Olmstead, Feng Shui For Real Life. 

As the weather starts to get warmer and you replace your winter clothes with their lighter-weight cousins, give some thought to the Feng Shui meaning of the color of the clothes you choose to wear. Like it or not, the colors you wear can influence how others judge and respond to you, plus they will affect your emotions and outlook.

Think about the color of your clothes based on the Five Elements in Feng Shui, because when you wear a specific Element, you project its attributes.

Purple is associated with royalty and luxury. Wear purple clothes or accessories when you are in the midst of transition, want to attract new opportunities, or in a spiritual setting.

Red is the ideal color when you want to draw attention to yourself. Wear red when you speak in public or want to stand out from the crowd, but avoid red if you are nervous or are self-conscious.

Pink is the color of romance and fun. Wear pink if you want to resolve a situation with a loved one, because it is soothing and helps dissolve feelings of anger.

Yellow conveys stability, so you can wear it when you have an important decision to make. Avoid yellow when you are feeling tired or it might drain your energy levels.

Green projects growth and advancement. This is a great color to wear when learning new skills, taking classes, or when you need to be energized. Avoid wearing green when you are restless because it is a stimulating color.

Brown is a comforting and grounding color that you can wear if you feel scared or insecure. Brown makes you feel safe, but avoid wearing it when dealing with stubborn people.

Black conveys authority and power, and promotes a sense of depth and strength. Wear black if you need to command leadership or exude mystery. Black makes you stand apart from the crowd, so avoid wearing it when you need to be seen as an equal.

Totally awesome!!!   xoxo Dana


  1. Carol Olmstead

    Thanks for re-posting, Dana. You always find the best photos! In this Year of the Snake I’ve been moving away from wearing lots of red and incorporating more blue, green, and purple.

    • danaclaudat

      you are so very cool! i’m going to get more green for summer now! 😉 xoxo

  2. janine

    thank you for sharing this information. i will definitely keep this in mind when i decide to buy new clothing.

  3. donna

    OK, I want that dress in the picture. Even if I never wore it, it would make some great wall art!!!! Seriously, I really like the wardrobe color tips.

  4. Leslie durso

    Love this! I’ve got to get myself some more purple!

  5. amira

    this is very interesting but where is the blue? I Iike blue very much and i need to know more about it
    thank you

  6. Tammy

    Great post!
    Is there a definition/ correlation with the color blue? 🙂

    • danaclaudat

      I put a few articles up on facebook- under sensory goodness there is a blue article and a bunch of color articles, too!

  7. Julie

    I just love your writing! Great article and totally agree that colours have such a huge impact on our lives.

    • danaclaudat

      omg thank you! ans thank Carol Olmstead (Feng Shui For Real Life) for this one!



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