The Totally-Weird, Mystical Meanings Behind The Colours You're Wearing

There's no denying that some of our favourite women wear colour — and wear it well. Think of acclaimed writer Zadie Smith, who's often seen in mauve, crimson, and aqua turbans, or former First Lady Michelle Obama who relied heavily on a colourful mismatched prints during her time in the White House. Even musician Solange Knowles rarely finds a yellow or pink she doesn't like.
The same way a high-slit skirt or an oversized top can reflect your mood — just think how you feel when leaving the house in an outfit you love, versus, say, in worn-out sweats — a bold hue or combination of tones has the ability to capture who you really are. And while it may seem totally out-there, it goes even deeper than that: “Colour naturally reflects your personality and can relay a message,” says mystic and astrologer Angel Eyedealism. So whether you've purposely chosen a certain shade or your selection is completely subconscious, your clothes are actually saying a mouthful. And what exactly they're saying depends on your mood, your energy, or even your sign (just run with us on this one).
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Below, Eyedealism walks us through this season’s most dynamic colours, providing us with not just the mystical meanings behind each one, but also an eye-opening reminder that there's no such thing as coincidence — even when it comes to what you wear.
Monse top and trousers; Veda top; Prada skirt; All Blues earrings.
Veda top; Prada skirt; All Blues earrings; Grenson Tennessee Blues Women’s Sneaker, available at Grenson.
Red & Green: According to Eyedealism, “red and green are complimentary colors. Red is tied to the material plane, but green connects someone to the heart chakra. I would say that if someone enjoys red and green, they’re looking for love with their feet on the ground; they’re projecting that they want a solid, committed relationship.”
Blue: “Wearing blue is about clear communication, because it reveals the throat chakra,” says Eyedealism. Aquarii are also associated with the moody color, which is meant to reflect intellectualism and deep thoughts.
Monse top and pants; Grenson Tennessee Blues Women’s Sneaker, available at Grenson.
Mugler Cady Grommet Cutout Dress, $1,019, available at Intermix; stylist’s own top.
Black & White: “Black is for protection and white conveys purity,” says Eyedealism. Aries will be particularly fond of this combination for it’s race car driver-feel.
Lacoste dress; Emilio Cavallini Pin-stripe Tights, $29, available at Emilio Cavalini; Maryam Nassir Zadeh Anaise Pump, $385, available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Red: “When red is visible in your root chakra or your foundation, you are tuning into your materialism plane or basic human survival,” she says. “It’s a power colour used to project self-assuredness and confidence.” If you happen to be a Leo wearing red, you might be using red to hide your insecurities, while a Scorpio would likely use the colour to mask secrets.
Proenza Schouler Knot Front Midi Dress, $3,657, available at Farfetch; Emilio Cavallini Extra Fine Fishnet Tights, $25, available at Emilio Cavallini; Staud bag.
Aalto Flared Hem Fluid Dress, $578, available at La Garconne; Aalto Sateen Blouson Jacket, $630, available at La Garconne; Trademark Pina Bag, $598, available at Trademark; Creatures of Comfort Twist Bag Mini Suede, $204, available at Creatures of Comfort.
Yellow: "If you want to impose strength or will, wear yellow," she says. "It's not for the faint of heart."
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Lacoste dress; Emilio Cavallini Pin-stripe Tights, available at Emilio Cavalini; Maryam Nassir Zadeh Anaise Pump, available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh; Pucci jacket and top; Emilio Cavallini Vertical Striped Socks, available at Emilio Cavallini; Trademark shoes.
Purple: “Purple is about the third eye chakra, which is about pondering and wandering. You want to know and be open to everything in the universe." This colour is especially sought after by Leos and Sagittariuses.
Orange: Though orange is an often-ignored colour for its hard-to-wear properties, Eyedealism says it should be used to express “creativity and sexuality. It is certainly a positive colour.”
Simon Miller jacket, Emilio Cavallini Pin Stripes Tights, available at Emilio Cavallini.
Red & White: "The dichotomy between purity and basic carnal desires is indicated with the juxtaposition of wearing red and white," she says. "You're maintaining your moral or spiritual principals, whilst in pursuit of material and sexual fulfilment."
Mugler Ribbed Knit Sleeveless Dress, available at Intermix; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Coat; Rachel Comey chainmal dress.
Mugler Ribbed Knit Sleeveless Dress, available at Intermix; Nomia Peak Dress, available at Farfetch; Maryam Nassir Zadeh Daphne Bikini, available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh; Emilio Cavallini tights; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel coat.
Creative Director: Sara McDowell, DP: Adam Giese.
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