One of my college roommates taught me a valuable lesson. She taught me that if you’re feeling sad or tired or gross, you should absolutely wear a bright something or other–scarf, shirt, jacket, dress. I think the theory is that if you’re wearing something bright and perky, it will hopefully distract from the sad/tired/whatever emanating from your face. It might even make you not feel sad/tired/whatever anymore. That depends on the day and the degree of tired, etc.
You might have guessed that today is a bold print day for me, and I’m grateful for my former roommate’s wisdom. I feel fancy outside, even if I feel run down on the inside. And it does help. It helps me to present a good business face, and it helps me to maintain focus on the work side of life.
Now here would be a “bold pattern day” winner:
I bet you didn’t even notice that the model is tan and gorgeous, right? Right.