Fashion should have something to say, or at least deliver a lively point of view.
I could not believe in these words from the former model and now creative director of American Vogue Grace Coddington more. When people say “I don’t care about what I wear”, I do not believe them. You may not follow trends or update your wardrobe regularly but what you wear tells onlookers about how you live your life. If you choose an anorak over a cashmere wool coat this suggests you expect to get wet; if you choose six inch heels over flats, the likely hood is you do not intend to do a lot of walking etc. Clothes are also an unspoken way of expressing mood and personality.
Today I had to go to the hospital, a place which holds tension in the air. To ward this environment off I put on the velvet teddy bear print trousers I inherited from my mum. As I sat in the waiting room a lady commented cheerily on them to her daughter. Should you be in the need of boosting your mood or that of others, try wearing something fun or bright, it is infectious.