I have a happy colour. I don’t wear it all the time, but it’s a colour that never fails to make me feel happy. Now I know that you see me wearing blue lots and lots, and I do love blue, it’s a favourite colour for me (and a great eye enhancer too), but for me, this colour is Hot Pink (which is actually a skin enhancer).
When I was a child I never had any pink clothes (it was the 70s and everything seemed to be brown and yellow and maybe some bottle green). I didn’t start wearing it til sometime in my teens in the 80s, and I remember having a dress with hot pink stripes and people always saying how well the colour suited me. Over the years I’ve had lots of hot pink diaries, notebooks and my tape dispenser and computer mouse are both hot pink.
I’m lucky that with my cool colouring a blue-based hot pink suits me. It’s such a vibrant and dynamic colour it always makes me feel more energetic and I love to wear it in winter or cooler days as I like the energy of it particularly in Melbourne where it can be grey frequently in winter.
When everyone else is wearing boring black, I like my hot pink to brighten and warm up my days!
I wear it in larger proportions and smaller proportions as an accent depending on my mood and the outfit. My pink shrug (also one of my go to my style pieces), jewellery for a pop of colour, as well as a few key garments.
One of the reasons it works is that it represents part of my style statement or style recipe word selection. My words are:
To me hot pink is vibrant, dynamic, exciting, distinctive and divine and often unexpected (in this world of black clothed people many of us live in).
Do you have a happy colour? What is it? I’d love to know why you love it – how it makes you feel and why you’re attracted to it. Do the adjectives that you use to describe your happy colour also represent elements of who you are and your style recipe?