I was thrilled to discuss how dressing up can be a form of self-care and escapism with Prudence Wade for The Independent.

“Whilst it’s been great to not be bound by workplace dress codes and actually dress in a way that is comfortable for you, which can be conducive to a productive day, it can start to feel limiting – almost a bit like a uniform.”

“Being able to step outside of your traditional comfort zone and dress in a different way that is not the norm, can almost act like a tool of escapism. It can help you step into a different aspect of yourself, help you embrace creativity, and help you have a bit of fun – so in that way, it can certainly be a mood booster.”

“Don’t save that special occasion dress for a special occasion, you have to make a day a special occasion by wearing those dresses.”

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Shakaila Forbes-Bell is a Fashion Psychologist and writer who has been featured in Marie Claire UK, i-D, Who What Wear, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, Fashion Bomb Daily, The Voice Newspaper, Gal-Dem, Black Matters US and more.

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