Why Wearing Colourful Clothes Could Be Good For Your Career

Want A Promotion? Wear Colourful Clothes

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by Grazia |

Can't understand why you didn't land that big promotion? It could have something to do with your clothes...

A recent study has found that people who wear colourful clothes to work are more likely to receive pay rises and even land themselves a promotion.

The survey – conducted by personalised phone case firm, Case Station – revealed that one in five 18-34 year-olds credit their colourful wardrobes with getting a pay rise, with 25% of British workers claiming that the reason they got their job in the first place was down to what they were wearing.

As reported by _The Telegrap_h, out of the 2,000 workers questioned, one in 25 said they earned £10,000 more per annum as a result of their tasteful, colourful attire, than they would have done if they had settled for duller hues.

Wearing colourful clothes, the survey also found, was associated with feelings of positivity and confidence, which could explain why those that opt for brighter hues succeeded better in the workplace, where both attributes are generally respected.

American Vogue editor Anna Wintour is renowned for her love of colour and is rarely spotted in black. Indeed, when asked in Vogue's '73 Questions' video what she would 'never ever wear', she quickly responded: 'head-to-toe black'.

Similarly, when later asked: 'What would you not find in the September issue?' she, again, answered: 'head-to-toe black'.

That said, those who do favour the dark colour – Victoria Beckham springs to mind – should not be disheartened.

Another survey conducted by buytshirtsonline.co.uk recently, revealed that the colour black was associated with intelligence and sexiness.

The results were mirrored by a 2010 study, produced by the University of Liverpool and Charles University in Prague, which revealed black (and red) were 'associated with higher attractiveness judgements', as *The Independent *reported.

So, there you have it – there are positives to whatever you wear.

But if you've not got that pay rise – and you do wear a lot of black – just try adding a splash of colour. You never know, it might help.

Want to see more of Anna Wintour's colourful closet? Check out her style throughout the years, and notice (even back in the day), no head-to-toe black...

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Anna Wintour and Naomi Campbell - 2002

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