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The Mood Enhancing Dress

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Yellow is by far my favourite colour.

It exudes a sense of happiness and optimism that can instantly put me in a good mood. I will always spot that brightly coloured yellow front door in London, a yellow car speeding past me on the street or yellow cushions and throws in a homeware store that always put a smile on my face (and make me want to have yellow EVERYTHING in my flat!). But when I spotted this Karen Millen* dress, I realised that I don’t actually usually wear my favourite colour.

‘Why not?’ I asked myself. Yellow has had a bad rep in the past for being one of the trickiest colours to pull off for almost all skin tones because it can supposedly wash you out. But I think it all depends on the shade of yellow, the accessories, other colours you wear it with and the item of clothing itself. I have decided darker yellows and mustard shades are far more flattering, especially in the summer with slightly tanned skin, which is why when I tried on this trench coat style dress I fell in love. It’s the perfect shade of yellow for the summer that will help to give you that sun kissed glow. I have worn it here with my shoes of choice this summer, the comfiest espadrilles from Soludos* with lemons printed on the top. On this particular day I was shopping for fresh groceries from the market so I took my trusty raffia basket bag to fill up with those delicious fresh raspberries.

Because of the effect this colour has on me I feel like it can totally uplift my mood when I wear it… How about that for a 2017 trend? Mood enhancing fashion!

Photography by Kyle Galvin 

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