If you are looking to lift your mood clothes are a great place to start. Colour can make a real difference to how you’re feeling and I’m sure like us, you all have a favourite top or dress that you put on and it makes feel great.

For Mental Health Awareness Week, a couple of weeks ago we teamed up with The Joyful Coach, Sophie Cliff, to bring our Thought Community inspiring, inviting and uplifting blogs throughout the week.

One of Sophie’s favourite ways to maintain a sense of normality during these times is dressing up, whether that’s putting on make-up just for yourself, trying on your favourite dress, or wearing pieces that make you feel happy and comfortable.

In terms of colours…

Orange draws attention and energy, but unlike red, it’s a little more soothing. While orange is a difficult colour for some skin tones to pull off, if you have the colouring to work it, orange will help put you in a positive, energetic mood.

Sunny shades of yellow are the perfect thing to cheer you up on a bad day, so if you’re feeling down, wearing yellow could help perk you back up.

Shades of green are calm and soothing, as well as associated with nature and the outdoors. That’s why green is such a popular spring shade. Green is also refreshing and has been found to reduce stress in those who look at it.

Pink is very calming, So if a happier mood is your goal, opt for a clothing colour with a rosy hue.

Purple is a very stimulating colour which can boost your energy level when you see it. It’s also a colour that’s sometimes associated with spirituality and intuition, so if you’re having trouble making a decision, wear purple and see what comes to you.

Missing those warm days now it’s rainier and more overcast? Wear white! It reflects light and reminds us of sunnier days. It’s also associated with peace and simplicity.

Keep reading to find out what Thought pieces Sophie loves to wear to stay joyful.

Dipinto Hemp Floral Printed Jumpsuit

The pop of fuschia on this jumpsuit instantly makes me smile! This is the perfect piece to see you through the summer and beyond.

Simonia Sunshine Tee 

Stripes and sunshine – what more could we ask for?! This tee would look great paired with leggings for a cosy work-from-home outfit, or would look equally great with shorts or a skirt for a summer evening. 

Verronica Organic Cotton Maxi Skirt

I absolutely love the shade of blue in this skirt – it has me dreaming of holidays in Greece. Pair it with a white tee and some sandals for the ultimate chic-but-comfy summer outfit.

Kate Oversized Wool Jumper

Add a pop of colour to your loungewear wardrobe with this gorgeous oversized jumper – twin with these leggings for a look that feels cosy but still put together. 

Ammonite Print Bamboo Jersey Jumpsuit

We all know that we feel better when we make a bit of an effort with our outfits, and with this gorgeous jumpsuit you can do just that without having to scrap the comfort we’ve all come to love!

Filomena Organic Cotton Floral Shorts

I just adore the colours in these shorts! Paired with a white tee and suntanned skin for the ultimate laidback summer look. 

shop Sophie's favourites
Filomena Organic Cotton Floral Shorts In Magenta
Filomena Organic Cotton Floral Shorts
Special Price £28.00 Regular Price £39.95
Verronica Organic Cotton Maxi Skirt In Blue
Verronica Organic Cotton Maxi Skirt
Special Price £36.00 Regular Price £64.95
Dipinto Hemp Floral Printed Jumpsuit
Dipinto Hemp Floral Printed Jumpsuit
Special Price £44.00 Regular Price £74.95
Kate Oversized Wool Jumper In Coral
Kate Oversized Wool Jumper
Special Price £42.00 Regular Price £69.95
Ammonite Print Bamboo Jersey Jumpsuit
Ammonite Print Bamboo Jersey Jumpsuit
Special Price £39.00 Regular Price £59.95

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Sophie Cliff (aka The Joyful Coach), is a coach, writer and podcaster who helps people live their most joyful lives, whatever that means to them. Focusing on mindset, positivity and practical action, she helps her clients get out of their own way so they can achieve more success and contentment. Listen to her podcast, Practical Positivity, here