16 colour-appropriate high street pieces to get you through Blue Monday

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.

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Oversized wool-alpaca cardigan, €89 from COS

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Soft-roll collar shirt, €35.99 from Mango

 

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The Ragged Priest mom jeans in quarter panel denim mix, €76.04 from ASOS

 

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Alpaca Merino Blend Beret, €29 from Arket

 

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Blue And Green Floral Pleated Popper Midi Skirt, €49 from Topshop

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Jacquard Puff Shoulder Mini Dress, €89 from & Other Stories

 

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Oversized Tie-Dye T-shirt, €25 from Arket

 

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Animal print top, €25.95 from Zara

 

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ASOS DESIGN high neck midi satin tea dress, €58.07 from ASOS

 

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Blue Faux Croc Vinyl Trench Coat, €110 from Topshop

 

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Ace & Tate Donna Sunglasses, €98 from Arket

 

blue mondayASOS DESIGN drape detail maxi dress, €76.04 from ASOS

 

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Polo neck sweater, €39.99 from Mango

 

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Cropped Down Puffer Jacket, now €88 from Arket

 

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Alpaca and wool sweater, now €12.99 from Zara

 

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Blue Knitted Cable Raglan Jumper, now €34 from Topshop


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