5 Feel-Good Items That Every Girl Should Have
Some days you don’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed, you wake up in the wrong world. Everything conspires to annoy or offend you, from the weather to your hair to your toaster. And try as you may, you cannot shake off the feeling that it is going to be a bad, bad day. It’s tempting to look for happiness in a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates, but on days like this, the chances are that you’ll end up regretting both.
Instead, try looking for these saviors in your closet. They are much more effective and produce a high that lasts. Plus, if you don’t already have them, you get to go shopping and doesn’t that always help lift your spirits?
A smell can transport you to another place or time in a jiffy. Citrusy fragrances can pull you back to summers spent sipping lemonade at your grandparents’ home, spicy smells can take you to exotic destinations or your mom’s kitchen, and woody ones can put you in the heart of a peaceful, pine forest. So, find your happy place and the scent that reminds you of it, and you’ll have the ideal escape route for bad days.
There’s something immensely empowering about putting on lingerie that feels good and flatters your curves. As the famous British fashion designer, Alice Temperley, puts it, “I think it is what is worn underneath that really inspires a woman to feel beautiful in her clothes – that inner, secret glamour.” It’s like a superpower- secret and invisible, yet just knowing that it’s there makes you feel like a hero.
Log on to your favourite online shopping portal or take a quick trip to the mall, and pick up a cotton sundress in sunshine yellow or clear-sky blue. If you are not a dress person, then buy yourself a shirt in those colors. They flatter most skin tones, and will brighten up your mood every time you pass a mirror during the “bad” day.
This one is a little tricky to get right. Finding shoes or sandals that look great and feel great can take some time and effort. But it will be worth it. When you slip into those slender heels, your sulky mood will slip right off. And every compliment you receive will chase it further away.
A Ring of Power
No, you don’t need to forge this in the fires of Mount Doom. You can pick it up at a jewellery store around you. How will you know which one it is? It’ll be the one that looks oh-so-pretty on your fingers. Perhaps, the one with your birthstone, or a butterfly or a flower, but definitely one that will have the power to make you smile every time you see it on your hand. You may pick a necklace or a bracelet if that’s what makes you smile; however, that smile might cost you a bit more.
So, next time you find yourself in dire need of a pick-me-up, turn to your wardrobe. It’ll have far more work-friendly solutions than the closest bar.
– By Sweta Vinod