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...
It’s getting steadily icier, so what you need is a warm pair of winter boots that have après-ski energy.
Upgrade your loungewear selection with sweatpants in mood-boosting shades of tangerine, lilac, forest green and turquoise.
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.
Banish the January blues in a snug, patterned polo neck. Just the thing for brightening your outfifit’s outlook.
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.
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.