7 Stylish Ways To Boost Your Mood And Avoid The January Blues

From cosy cord dresses to fancy pants.

A model wearing Tory Sport

by Natalie Hammond |

Congratulations on making it to mid-January, a time of year that can be, in the northern hemisphere at least, a thoroughly grim experience thanks to the weather and the state of the average person’s bank account. And that’s without a variant in the mix. So in a bid to cheer yourself up, step away from the weighing scales and towards your wardrobe. Because getting dressed is the first step to feeling better. The second step is making a beeline for smile-inducing pieces that major in comfort and joy. Here are seven ways to lift your look...

Snug Boots

It’s getting steadily icier, so what you need is a warm pair of winter boots that have après-ski energy.

Fancy Pants

Upgrade your loungewear selection with sweatpants in mood-boosting shades of tangerine, lilac, forest green and turquoise.

Bright Bonnets

Alexa Chung’s a fan of the balaclava’s latest incarnation – the grown-up bonnet – wearing hers with moody leather outerwear. Your ears will never have been happier.

Graphic Polos

A model wearing a graphic polo neck from Mango

Banish the January blues in a snug, patterned polo neck. Just the thing for brightening your outfifit’s outlook.

Complementary Colours

Say no to wearing top-to-toe black and embrace colour combinations at opposing ends of the colour wheel. Red with green, orange and blue, yellow with purple: the choice is yours.

Claw Clips

Back on Zoom? Consider the zhuzhy claw clip an easier alternative to statement earrings. We love the selection from London-based Tort.

Cosy Cord Dresses

A long-sleeved dress made of corduroy might not be the sexiest option, but it's sleeker than it sounds - and so comfortable.


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Weekday, Harmony Hood, £18
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Shrimps, Bram Bonnet, £195
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Miu Miu, Crochet Virgin Wool Hat, £420
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COS, Oversized V-Neck Cardigan, £79
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Baum Und Pferdgarten, Nini Jeans, £129
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Rejina Pyo, Jasmine Point-Collar Tencel Top, £225
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Toast, Cord Tunic Dress, £150
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Warehouse, Cord Frill-Collar Puff-Sleeve Shirt Dress, WAS £59 NOW £35.40
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Me+Em, Fluid Corduory Maxi Shirt Dress And Belt, £225
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The Vampire's Wife, The Dark Green Corduroy Day Dress, £695
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Monki, Stretchy Turtleneck Top, £15
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Paloma Wool, Cometa Long-Sleeve T-shirt, £110
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Nanushka, Mesh-Jersey Floral Turtleneck Top, £145
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Moon Boot, Icon Low Cream Nylon Boots, £95
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& Other Stories, Padded Winter Boots, £135
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Tort, Lora Claw Clip, £26
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Accessorize, 2-Pack Square Bulldogs, £10
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Urban Outfitters, Purple Checkerboard Claw Clip, £12
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Come Back As A Flower, Tie-Dye Recycled Cotton Track Pants, £225
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American Vintage, Tadbow Green Merino Wool Sweatpants, WAS £150 NOW £60
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Guess, Lurex Bouclu00e9 Joggers, £80
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