THE EDIT: 10 KEY MOOD-BOOSTING BUYS

THE EDIT: 10 KEY MOOD-BOOSTING BUYS

THE EDIT:

10 KEY MOOD-BOOSTING BUYS

Blue Monday getting you down? These ten buys will boost your mood.

WORDS: MARNI ROSE MCFALL PHOTOGRAPHY: JEREMY FRENCH

At FLANNELS, we strongly support your right to bring the most to your everyday. And sometimes in life, we just need a little extra. January is one of those times. And January’s peak, i.e., the dreaded Blue Monday is definitely one of those times. When the bleak midwinter rolls around, you can find us searching for any reasonable way to mainline serotonin into dark and dreary days. A little added je ne sais quoi. Be it through maximalist homeware, mood-boosting fragrances and statement styles. From Seletti and Artchi to Prada and Miu Miu, get ready to boost your mood with these key buys.

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1. THE SUEDE PRADA JACKET

Pink and Prada? You’ve got our attention. We’re living in the golden age of girlhood and, as a result, fashion’s hyper fixation on pink is going nowhere. Big, bulky and boxy, the Pink Suede Jacket from Prada borrows from the boys, in terms of classic menswear details (read: the straight lines and oversized fit), and attaches them to a delicate femme pink suede. The result? It’s pink without being twee. It’s pure Prada. God bless Miuccia.

2. THE BIG ENERGY MUGLER SHIRT

A button-up shirt? It’s a wardrobe stalwart. A Mugler button-up shirt, however, is a different story. In a subtle nude tone, featuring a razor-sharp collar and flowing sleeves, the shirt is actually a bodysuit, so the fit stays super-cinched and flattering. Clever. And if you weren’t already sold? It’s crafted from a mesh fabric. Basically, it’s like regencycore and corpcore had an incredibly chic lovechild.

3. THE STATEMENT MAGDA BUTRYM HEELS

Yes, you can wear strappy high heels in January. And after seeing Magda Butrym’s Spiral Flower Sandals, you might just have to. In a soft shade of pale pink, the heels feature a delicate strap that spirals all-the-way-up the calf. But the piece de resistance? The huge silk corsage. It’s giving new romantics.

4. THE CRYSTAL MIU MIU HEADBAND

ICYMI, headbands are back in a big way this season. And Miu Miu have done what Miu Miu do best; provided us with the ultimate take on the trend. Padded and puffy, the jet-black band is covered in shimmering silver crystals in different shapes and sizes that hit the light as you move around. Naturally, the headband is also finished with the brand’s signature logo in striking silver to the side. Blair Waldorf would be proud.

5.THE LITTLE RED THE ATTICO BAG

Last year red the fashion world was seeing red. And in 2024? Our obsession is staying strong. The easiest way to jump on the trend? With a little red bag. And The Attico have delivered a must-have iteration. In glossy cherry red, bearing the brand’s signature logo, the bag comes with a) a sleek strap and b) cut-out detailing so you can hold it in your hand, meaning you can switch up the styling depending on the day. Basically, two bags for one.

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THE CULT LOEWE PIXEL JEANS

Your jeans? Pixelate them. Call it glitchcore or blame it on the rise of AI, but in 2024 the influence of technology on fashion is unavoidable. Which is where Loewe’s viral Pixel Jeans come into play. Decked out in a pixelated print, they evoke memories from the days of yore, where the internet wouldn’t load and the pictures on our TV were crystalised. Oh, nostalgia. It’s no wonder the fashion set is so obsessed with them.

7. THE MAXIMALIST SELETTI ARMCHAIR

The brand that’s having the most fun in the homeware space right now? It might just be Seletti. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at their brilliantly cheeky armchair. In retina-searing, bumblebee yellow and covered with black polka dots, it single-handedly makes the case for maximalism in 2024. In the centre, you find a pair of big, bold, red lips with ‘sh*t’ printed across the teeth. An easy way to add a sense of humour to any space.

8. THE MOOD-BOOSTING GUCCI FRAGRANCE

When the winter months are well and truly wintering, a mood-boosting scent is a must-have for your fragrance wardrobe. Top of our list this season? The new Flora Gorgeous perfume from Gucci Beauty. Light, bright and floral, it’s the perfect fragrance to start manifesting sweet spring days.

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9. THE UNICORN SCULPTURE

Question: what do you get when you cross a unicorn with an ice cream cone? Answer: a uni-cone. A unicorn ice cream hybrid that’s as out of this world as it sounds. A creation of pure fantasy, it’s made to pull you out of January blues, and will instantly elevate your home space. We call that a win win. Neigh.

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10. THE CHEEKY LOEWE TOP

Newsflash: when Loewe does florals, they are actually groundbreaking. And they’re not just for spring. Introducing the Loewe Anthuriums Top. Sitting two cheekily placed 3D flowers on a sleek, chic, long-sleeved black top, it’s a classic Loewe piece that will take your outfit from zero to hero in one easy move. Word of advice? Cop one, quick.

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