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Victoria Beckham has gained some wellness wisdom since her days as an LBD-clad Spice Girl. The posh fashion designer has ditched stilettos for sneakers, tracks three miles by 7 a.m., and eats omega-3-packed salmon every day for a radiant complexion.

She’s also figured out a simple—but effective—way to make herself happy (aside from being married to David Beckham).

“Red is a strong, happy, optimistic color, and I like having fun with it, you know?”

To pep up her mood, all Beckham does is throw on some red. “Now’s a time to be positive and optimistic,” Beckham says in a recent interview with Elle. “For me, when I wear color, that’s how I feel. Red is a strong, happy, optimistic color, and I like having fun with it, you know?”

And if the bold, vibrant shade clashes with her look (it is a far cry from Posh Spice’s formerly black uniform), all the better. “I love that strangeness,” the star admits. “You could think of [bright colors] as not particularly nice, but that’s exactly why I’m drawn to them. Just to be different.”

Hey, if it spices up your life, wear it—whether it matches or not.

Or, of course, you can wear diamonds and designer clothes to your workout like this fashion guru does. If you’re more inclined to wear black leggings, these are the 8 most opaque options—no squat test necessary.