So, here’s what you should wear – and when - courtesy of communications expert and body language specialist, Mark Salem. We found this in Men’s Health magazine. The psychological effects of color:
First, if you’ve got a meeting to lead, wear red. It makes you seem passionate, in control, and powerful. But don’t wear red at your performance review, or you’ll come across as hostile and unsympathetic.
Then, if your boss is on a rampage, wear brown! That color suggests friendliness, dependability, and innocence. But avoid wearing brown at meetings. Studies show that your ideas are likely to be ignored, even if what you say is brilliant.
Another color tip: If you’re a project manager, wear orange. It’s the color of an independent, forward-thinking person. And studies show that when you wear orange, people want to like you.
And on your first day at work, wear black. It suggests confidence, intelligence, and fosters instant respect. However, if everybody wears black at your new office, wear grey instead. You’ll stand out and still be taken seriously.
Finally, if you have to fire someone, wear green. It’s a soothing color that calms people, which might help take the edge off a potentially explosive situation. But don’t wear green when you’re telling somebody "It’s my way or the highway". It’s hard to seem forceful when you’re dressed like Kermit the Frog!