I'm repeating myself, so forgive me when I say the following: We have to squeeze as much joy as possible out of our daily activities. Right now, that probably means doing things like making your favourite dinners on repeat and getting outside as much as you can. For me, it also means wearing clothing that actually makes me happy. For example, on low days, I like to reach for an oversize red cardigan that's just as cosy as it is fun. I'm also a fan of wearing a leopard print dress or skirt—even if I stay in all day. I looked to some of my favourite influencers to see what they're wearing right now. Not only are these outfits that battle the colder weather but they also might give you a rush of endorphins, however small an amount that might be.
Firstly, there's Scandi queen Emili Sindlev, who I spotted wearing a gorgeous ankle-length red coat which she paired with neon green trainers. Another one of my favourites is Ellie Delphine of Slip Into Style, who's been wearing bright orange accessories with a khaki coat and a pair of trousers. Then, Nnenna Echem, who is known for wearing bold prints, has made me rethink gingham as being just a summer look, as she's worn a pair of green trousers with a shearling coat and a squidgy purply-pink bag from Stand Studio. There are even more than the above if you keep scrolling. You'll find they all have something in common: All the outfits are joyful and are guaranteed to make you feel better this month.
Style Notes: A red coat is guaranteed to make you smile and make any outfit more fun. Add a pair of neon sneakers to it? Why not.
Style Notes: Not into bold head-to-toe colours? Fear not—that's why bright accessories were invented (or at least, that's what we're saying). Make like Ellie and go for a clashing colour with a muted palette.
Style Notes: Queen of wearing prints, Nnenna shows us, once again, how it's done with her pairing of green gingham with a shearling jacket. Bravo.
Style Notes: Pieces that make you enjoy getting dressed in the morning don't have to be all about bright colours. Textures and fits are also important—for example, this padded Bottega skirt as seen on Grece.
Style Notes: If you want to bring some joy to your outfit, take some tips from Nicole and invest in a brightly coloured jacket. Layer it over a fun top and wear your favourite blue jeans and boots to complete the look.
Style Notes: If boots are all you care about right now for your walks outside, invest in a bright pair that will make you smile every time you put them on.