The Power of Colour the power of colour

What is your favourite colour? Whenever people ask me this question, my instant answer is always green, not red. To be honest, I do like green very much but I actually don’t mind almost all colours. Hmm, Maybe less so to the kind of lilac-y, pinkish colour brides normally pick for their bridesmaids. Apparently, from what I heard, traditionally people think nobody look good in this colour and bridesmaids are meant to make brides looking fab. It seems people more and less have existing impression about colours…

I was wearing a red jumpsuit on Tuesday in Notting Hill. Of course I “forced” few strangers I found in the street to take photos for me as my good-life photographer is getting Mushrooms in Amsterdam this week. As soon as I posted the first photo on my Instagram, lots of comments like hot, sexy or foxy came in. Really?! I was wearing a baggy jumpsuit, sneakers with bare face. Ok, some part of boobs showing in this outfit, but my 12 yrs size boobies!! This really got me thinking about the colour of my jumpsuit, red. The power of red. And how strongly the colour of our outfits represent our image.

Red  is the colour of fresh blood and fire. Traditionally and psychologically, It represents danger, power, passions, love and etc. It can be seen as an aggressive approach in terms of fashion choice because of the attention one might get while wearing red. And the person who is in red is normally associated with people with loads of self-confidence but can be intimidating. Basically, at the positive side, red has all things you need for sexiness.

There are different meanings for different colours. I am just going to very briefly mention about the meanings of few main fashion colours in SS2017, Pink, Yellow, Green and Bright Blue.

Pink  is sending romantic, feminin, innocent images. Over used of pink can lead to immature and girlish.

Yellow  is the colour of sunshine. It represents an image of optimism, energy and etc. It is for people who is not afraid to stand away from the crowd. But too bright yellow might mean instability.

Green  is the colour of natural. In contrary to red and yellow, it has the image of safety and stability. But for fashion point of view, it can be one of the hardest colours to pull off depending on which shade of green.

Blue  is said to be the most popular colour. It represents peace and calmness. Wearing blue can lead you to an image of loyal. Everything sounds perfect with this colour. But you know what people say, too safe can be boring. 


If you are interesting in this kind of things, you can get much more informations here, here and here.

So now, the next question, what is the image you would like to deliver this Spring Summer? 🙂


Featured / Similar Items

Red Jumpsuits (love it in Grey and Black) | Faux Fur Coat (old but like this one) | Sneakers (big selection here)

Lanvin Bag (old but pre-loved here or newer version in black I love here) | Clear Glasses (similar here and here) the power of colour the power of colour the power of colour the power of colour the power of colour the power of colour the power of colour the power of colour the power of colour the power of colour


    • April 11, 2017 / 10:54 am

      hi! thank you!
      I can’t open the link you sent to me about your colour post. would love to read it. 🙂
      x Hsinwei

  1. April 6, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    You look awesome in this outfit. And your strangers aren’t bag photographers.

    • April 11, 2017 / 11:15 am

      haha I actually really like asking strangers taking photos! you will be surprised how good normal people are in photography. and they are’t photographers with own opinions so actually even easier for me to control the result I want. 😛

    • April 11, 2017 / 11:03 am

      love teal too! Green, Turquoise, Teal … I love all colours in this family!! :))

    • April 11, 2017 / 11:06 am

      thanks hun! this is one of my favourite looks myself. 😛

    • April 11, 2017 / 11:12 am

      thank Gemma!, it is from Zara too. 🙂 x HsinWei

  2. April 11, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    I love this post. Spring/Summer is definitely a great season to play with colors and prints. And I agree with everybody else. You look hot in red!

  3. April 20, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    I love the psychology of colors! I’ve learned about it in all my art and psych related classes! My favorite colors are light blue and beige, like the ocean 🙂

    Simply Lovebirds

  4. April 26, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I love the red jumpsuit and how you toned it down a bit with the sneakers…very urban chic look. Great explanations on the various colors. Your random photographers did a great job…hehe.