When in doubt, wear red. -Bill Blass
"Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power,
determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
"Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. It is a color found in many national flags.
"Red brings text and images to the foreground. Use it as an accent color to stimulate people to make quick decisions; it is a perfect color for "BUY NOW" or "Click Here" buttons on internet banners and websites. In advertising, red is often used to evoke erotic feelings (red lips, red nails, "Lady in Red", etc). Red is widely used to indicate danger. This color is also commonly associated with energy...."
-Color Wheel Pro: Color Meaning In Action
I made this realization the other day when I was out walking: there is NO uncertainty in the color red. Red is not only the color of action, it is the color of immediate action- there is no hesitance in red, only an unquestioning move forward. The wearing red is pure confidence-
so maybe it's no coincidence that I love to wear the color red. How can one second-guess themselves when in a little red dress? If you are wearing this bright, bold color of certainty, there is no room for self-doubt. Red is the color of vitality + vivacity.
Need passion, desire courage, or a call to action? Friend, slip on your red dress.
I think Bill Blass was onto something when he said: When in doubt, wear red. Because there seems no room for anything but belief in yourself when choosing this ebullient hue. Dance the dance of confidence; romance your self-esteem- your little red dress believes in you!
Tell me, what do you wear when you need a boost of confidence?