• Fri. Jan 27th, 2023

Depression. Here are 3 Ways Fashion can help you fight it.


  1. Depression is a mood disorder.
  2. Fashion can help elevate your mood and get rid of feelings of melancholia
  3. Wearing bright colors can be a great mood reliever.
  4. Pairing your clothes with accessories is a great way to elevate your mood.
  5. Wearing clothes that fit, is not only a style rule but will also help you feel better in your body.

Depression is classified as a mood disorder. It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities.

Vazi Couture’s Chief Editor ; Lizz Kira poses for depression.

People may experience depression in different ways. Depression may interfere with your daily work, resulting in lost time and lower productivity. It can also negatively interfere with relationships and expedite some chronic health conditions.

It’s important to note that feeling down at times is a normal part of life. Sad and upsetting events tend to happen to everyone. But, if you’re feeling down or hopeless on a regular basis, you could be dealing with depression.

Depression is considered a serious medical condition that can get worse without proper treatment. Where those who seek treatment often see improvements in symptoms in just a few weeks.

Since depression is a mental condition, whose journey of riddance may involve associating with memories, things and people who elevate your mood and make you feel happy.. Here is how fashion can help elevate your mood and decrease feelings of melancholia.

The color of your clothes can brighten up your day.

People have no idea how reactive humans are to color.

It’s no secret that colors have a huge effect on our mood. Without knowing you, I can tell you like to wear black or grey on rainy days and for sunny days, you go crazy and wear yellow, green, orange, etc.

When I feel down, I throw on something colorful and not only does it make me feel tons happier, but I feel more equipped to take on my day. So I’m no longer dreading doing my homework or going to club meetings because I have that boost of courage and psyche that bright colors bring.

If you integrate brighter colors into your wardrobe, you’ll notice them more when you wear them and you’ll be in a happier mood than before.

Fitting clothes will give your body a great hug before you take on your day.

When I’m too sad and depressed to go outside and I just want to get out the door, I’ll throw some baggy sweats on in a heartbeat. Once you feel those baggy clothes sag all over your body, you’ll feel groggy. Almost like a slug.

The same thing goes for tight clothes. Once you put those on you’ll be five seconds away from losing yesterday’s dinner. Heck, I’m still surprised people can breathe in tight skinny jeans two sizes too small.

Having your clothes fit perfectly on your body makes you feel like a changed person. Fitted clothes give your body a nice hug and once you feel that hug, you’ll be in a happier mood.

Your accessories reward your mood.

Most people underestimate the power of a clutch, sunglasses, or a watch. When I was in school, I wore this shiny gold watch I bought off amazon on days when I felt cute.

Accessories give your outfit the pop it needs aesthetically and they’re such an amazing statement of your style. So if you’re feeling that occasional depression, wearing an accessory with your stunning outfit is a great way to cope with your depression.

Accessories are extra confirmation that you look beautiful and that helps boost your happiness.

We hope those tips will be great for boosting your mood. Got other tips you’d like to share let us know in the comments, Know anyone going through depression? Share this article to help them in their recovery journey.

Wycliff Peter Oundo

Wycliff Peter Oundo is The founder and Chairperson of Vazi Couture, He is a Journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya and occasionally writes for VC.

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