Continuing on in our colour psychology series with look number two courtesy of Topshop and New look. Last week, we discussed the transformation of the colour pink from being a gendered colour to a hue, symbolic of third wave feminism. Whilst I'm a huge fan of the empowering reinvention of pink, one of my favourite aspects of the colour is its impact on our emotions. 
Pink Colour Psychology New Look Topshop Shakaila Forbes-Bell Fashion Psychology
Necklace: Forever 21
Top: Topshop
Skirt & Bag: New look Shoes: Aldo
Photography: Adaeze Ihebom
Pink Colour Psychology New Look Topshop Shakaila Forbes-Bell Fashion Psychology
Necklace: Forever 21
Top: Topshop
Skirt & Bag: New look Shoes: Aldo
Photography: Adaeze Ihebom

​A study by Profusek and Rainey (1987) found that people experience less anxiety in rooms painted in pink than those painted in red. In another interesting study by Weller and Livingston (1988) participants read stories with depressing and disturbing themes. Results indicated that people found the stories to be less upsetting when they were printed on pink paper than when they were printed on blue or white paper. This seemingly soothing effect of the colour pink may explain why I always feel happy and cheerful when wearing it. Have you ever noticed a change in your degree of calmness when you wear pink?
Pink Colour Psychology New Look Topshop Shakaila Forbes-Bell Fashion Psychology
Necklace: Forever 21
Top: Topshop
Skirt & Bag: New look Shoes: Aldo
Photography: Adaeze Ihebom
Pink Colour Psychology New Look Topshop Shakaila Forbes-Bell Fashion Psychology
Necklace: Forever 21
Top: Topshop
Skirt & Bag: New look Shoes: Aldo
Photography: Adaeze Ihebom
 
I'm in love with this matching skirt and backpack from New Look featuring a romantic southeast Asian floral design. When creating looks I always flock to coordinating pieces (or co-ords for short) as it takes a lot of the guess work out of styling. I paired it with this pink puff sleeve poplin wrap top from Topshop to add some more drama to the overall look. 

Pink Colour Psychology New Look Topshop Shakaila Forbes-Bell Fashion Psychology
Necklace: Forever 21
Top: Topshop
Skirt & Bag: New look Shoes: Aldo
Photography: Adaeze Ihebom
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Shakaila Forbes-Bell is a Fashion Psychologist and writer who has been featured in Marie Claire UK, i-D, Who What Wear, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, Fashion Bomb Daily, The Voice Newspaper, Gal-Dem, Black Matters US and more.

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