Studies show that what we wear directly affects our moods, attitude and confidence. So let's not forget the mood-boosting powers of shoes!
Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right pair of shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Many of us would agree that shoes can change the way we feel in an instant, and it’s not just about how they look and feel on our feet. Here six ways that the right shoes (and other accessories) can give you a powerful pick-me-up.
1. EXPRESS YOURSELF
Don't be afraid to let your personality shine through! Shoes are a fun way to express yourself and channel your creativity. Uncovering gorgeous new shoe styles can make us feel enthusiastic, excited and positive. Some shoes literally make you go "aaaah...".
2. WEAR BRIGHT COLOURS
Colour has been scientifically proven to affect our moods. If you’re feeling a bit down, stay away from head-to-toe black or grey, and inject bright colours into your wardrobe instead. Try pops of yellow to promote happy and positive feelings or dashes of green to help you feel calm and grounded.
Another go-to mood-lifting shade is pink. Pink is associated with charm, femininity and love of yourself and others. Brighter shades are also energizing and uplifting. Just a small pop of pink can be all that’s needed for a feel-good effect!
3. PLAY WITH PRINT, PATTERN & TEXTURE
Yearning for the vacations that got away this year? Try prints that prompt daydreams of exotic, sandy shores, sailing trips and safaris. Animal print, stripes and woven textures are ideal because they can be incorporated into colourful or neutral ensembles with ease.
5. SHAKE IT UP WITH SHINE
Nothing shakes up an outfit you're a little tired of like a pair of look-at-me shoes, and the mood-boosters of the moment are shiny metallic, patent and embellished styles.
6. EMBRACE COMFORT AND QUALITY
Comfort is crucial - if your feet are suffering, you can be sure your mood will too. A shoe with good craftsmanship will not only increase your enjoyment but decrease the cost per wear, and that’s also something to smile about.