Blue Monday getting you down? Some healthy retail therapy will turn the day around
The phrase "Monday blues" takes on a whole new meaning today, as it's Blue Monday. The third week in January, when the shine of the festive season has well and truly worn off, payday is still out of sight, and the commute to work feels like trudging through tar, has all the ingredients of the most depressing day of the year.
Workplaces are encouraged to keep an eye on their employees today, and if you are feeling the strain of this time of year, there are lots of things that can help — exercise, chatting to friends and family, eating well and engaging in some good, old-fashioned self-care. If you're really struggling there are also plenty of resources to talk it out, including Samaritans, which are free 24/7.
But if, like us, you're just feeling a little stressed and looking for a pick-me-up, some retail therapy is just what Blue Monday calls for. There are countless beautiful blue pieces on the high street at the moment, and as it's 2020's Pantone Colour of the Year, we expect to see it cropping up from now until Blue Monday 2021.
Oversized wool-alpaca cardigan, €89 from COS
Soft-roll collar shirt, €35.99 from Mango
The Ragged Priest mom jeans in quarter panel denim mix, €76.04 from ASOS
Alpaca Merino Blend Beret, €29 from Arket
Blue And Green Floral Pleated Popper Midi Skirt, €49 from Topshop
Jacquard Puff Shoulder Mini Dress, €89 from & Other Stories
Oversized Tie-Dye T-shirt, €25 from Arket
Animal print top, €25.95 from Zara
ASOS DESIGN high neck midi satin tea dress, €58.07 from ASOS
Blue Faux Croc Vinyl Trench Coat, €110 from Topshop
Ace & Tate Donna Sunglasses, €98 from Arket
ASOS DESIGN drape detail maxi dress, €76.04 from ASOS
Polo neck sweater, €39.99 from Mango
Cropped Down Puffer Jacket, now €88 from Arket
Alpaca and wool sweater, now €12.99 from Zara
Blue Knitted Cable Raglan Jumper, now €34 from Topshop
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