Everyone has bad days, even me, and one of the things that always cheers me up is what I’m wearing. Bright colors, lightweight fabrics, and a loose yet flattering fit all work together to help lift my spirits. Another trick is reminding yourself of all the things you’re grateful for, such as living in a warm climate, because it allows me to wear this fun and freeing chevron printed dress anytime I want (even in February). Another method of recovering from life’s disappointments is to travel and I recently spent several weeks abroad in Italy. One of the benefits of spending time in a place with so much history is that it reminds you how quickly time passes, how the failures in life fade away, but the things that are strong always survive. The chevron pattern is actually centuries old and is frequently used in flags, uniforms, and on royal crests. It is a symbol of power, and this great color contrast of pale pink and bold navy reminds me that we all have our soft and strong sides, and how beautifully they can coexist. Keep accessories simple and stress free with nude heels and a basic white clutch. A great outfit just makes getting out of bed and facing the day a little easier.