There’s another two weeks to power through until payday. There’s a ‘Big Freeze’ forecast for the weekend and between all of us in the office we’ve provided Beechams and Lemsip with fifty per cent of their sales this month.
The good news? A sartorial solution to the January blues. We should’ve learned by now that when in doubt, trust in the power of your wardrobe. January is the time to seek out bright colours, bold prints, tactile textures and most of all, ignoring misconceptions that sparkle has passed its sell-by date come January 1st.
Even better news? Feel good fashion doesn’t have to be hard. The easiest mood-boosting fashion choice comes from a good coat. Your mum’s version of a good coat, the practical kind, that’s a different kind of joy and we’ll get into that another time. The kind of coat we’re talking is the unapologetic, ‘look at me, don’t I look fabulous’ coat. The one you bought just because you love it. The one everyone compliments and quickly requests retailer information for. The one that you can wrap up in to hide the reality of old sweats and your dad’s jumper underneath and no one is any wiser.
Maybe it’s the little things. The the glorious little headband that seems small to the outside world but is a little pocket of joy, keeping you going as it pours down outside. With each glimpse of the embellishment worn proudly on your head, your smile grows a little bigger.
Let’s not forget about those boots that stole your heart as you spotted them in the shop window. The same ones that big brother weirdly honed in one and is now plastering all over your social media feeds. They would look incredible with your new midi skirt, even better with your favourite chunky knit.
Speaking of chunky knits, the best of feel good fashion not only sparks joy but also makes time spent away from your bed all the more bearable with their convenient similarities to bundling up in a duvet for the day.
So let’s lift our colour palette, rebel against the dark environment of the outside world and refuse to conform to the winter norm of black, grey and baggy. Reach for the colours that evoke happiness and warmth, the kind that will transform your energy and you know what, don’t dare apologise for it.