Need a little pick-me-up? We’ve rounded up the best mood-boosting fashion, homeware and beauty items to raise your spirits.
Coronavirus has been affecting us all in very individual ways, but the one common thread we have throughout all of this is that we have been spending much more time at home. Whatever your circumstances, the news can feel a little overwhelming and while some things are certainly starting to return to a new kind of normal, sometimes we need a little helping hand.
For a quick serotonin hit, we would ordinarily pop into our favourite high street store and browse their ‘new in’ dresses, find our pick and swing the bag giddily out of the shop. We would browse the beauty offerings at our chosen department store, sampling the lotions and potions before settling on that all-important moisturiser. Or we would finally hit ‘add to basket’ on that homeware piece we spied in Liberty that has been at the top of our virtual wish-list for months. It’s called retail therapy for a reason, right?
Of course, given the current climate, shopping isn’t as easy as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your sartorial fix online. We’ve rounded up the best high street and high end finds for fashion, homeware and beauty under £50 to bring a little joy to your day.
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Given all the time we are spending in front of our screens, an easy way to give your look a little something special is with a hair accessory. Shrimps’ crystal and pearl hair clip is certainly something special.
Pick some pretty wild flowers on your daily walk and pop them in this Zara polka dot vase for the ultimate feel-good pick me up.
Give your white T-shirt a cute update via French Connection’s ‘Fleur’ offering.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi candle
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s Corvus candle is inspired by the constellations of stars in the night sky and is aptly crafted with a black ceramic casing. A fashionable addition to any desk or bedside table.
Let’s face it, we have all got the messy bun on heavy hair rotation right now. Spice your hair up with Ganni’s playful printed playful printed scrunchie – its satin fabric around your hair with zero snag making it the perfect lazy hair accessory.
Bring a celestial touch to any look with this crescent moon pendant necklace from quintessentially British brand Estella Bartlett.
Few things hold such mood-boosting qualities as a new dress. Topshop’s puff-sleeve, gingham, tie-back dress is jam-packed with joy. Even if you only wear it to the supermarket.
Lockdown or no lockdown, hydration is key and we think this pretty marble water bottle from S’well might just encourage us to get our daily fix.
Edition 94’s rainbow candles are an insider favourite and a surefire way to elevate any meal into an occasion.
Our summer holidays might be postponed but that doesn’t mean you can’t give yourself outfits a beach pick me up courtesy of Anthropologie’s blue beaded necklace.
Not only will Aesop’s resurrection hand balm restore your skin after strenuous hand washing, it will also look very pleasing on your make-shift desk.
Aromatherapy Associates have put together the ultimate de-stress package featuring a mind rollerball, bath and shower oils and de-stress muscle gel. The perfect relaxing pick-me-ups.
Oliver BonasSometimes it’s the simplest additions to your outfits that make you the happiest. These pearl embellished hair clips are sure to help you get your glow back, and will get those compliments rolling in on your next Zoom meeting.
Browns x Sara Shakeel
Fashion retailer Browns and digital artist Sara Shakeel have joined forces to bring joy to your walls as well as your wardrobes.
Shakeel’s easily-recognisable style of injecting crystals and colour into everyday scenes is beautifully presented in this ocean print.
Elevate your loungewear look with a simple addition of Daphine’s staple hoops. A firm favourite amongst industry insiders, these earrings are the most versatile you’ll own.
& Other Stories
The sun might not be shining yet, but if we manifest it hard enough it might just come out. When that time comes, we will be armed with these & Other Stories beauties.
If, like us, your skin regime has doubled during lockdown add this to your morning routine. FaceGym’ Spirulina training stick restores radiance, texture and firmness and the algae-based protein helps strength your skin.
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