Five Stylish (And Super Simple!) Ways to Beat a Bad Mood

Every find yourself stuck in a bad mood you just couldn't pull yourself out of? You're definitely not alone. Whether it's a standard-issue "case of the Mondays," the aftermath of a bad breakup or the result of workplace stress, bad moods affect every single person on the planet at one point or another. The good news is that while you wait for the metaphorical black cloud to clear, you can help speed up the process via style. Ever heard the expression "looking good, feeling good?" The first really does lead to the second—we swear.

From a party dress in the rainbow's hottest hue to shoes that'll make your mood shine as bright as your toes, click through to shop our five main must-haves for turning that frown upside down—fashionably.

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Red Dress

Fact: I interviewed for my very first Big Important Magazine Internship wearing a fire engine-red dress, and it boosted my confidence tenfold (oh, and I got the job). I have a theory that it's impossible—physically impossible—to feel blue when you're wearing red. Bonus: studies show that guys prefer a lady dressed in scarlet—and even if you're headed someplace dude-free, your mood's bound to improve when you're feeling a little sexier than usual.

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Red Dress



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Charm Bracelet

You may be glued to a desk at a job that makes Office Space's Initech look like summer camp—but with this circling your wrist, your hands will jingle with joy each time you type a memo. So what if it irritates your coworkers? You're gonna feel a whole lot merrier, and that's what matters.

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Perfect Pair of Jeans

Whether it's a skinny pair that makes you instantly look five pounds lighter, some incredibly leg-lengthening flares or an of-the-moment snowy white variety, flawlessly-fitting denim will make you feel comfortable, cool and—yes—loads more cheerful. All with just a zip and a button!

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Perfect Pair of Jeans


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Bold Lip

It's truly amazing what a quick swipe of lipstick can do for your mood. Even if the rest of your face is completely bare, a fiery red, bold blackberry or bubblegum pink pout can instantly liven up your look from head to toe (to mouth). Bonus points if the color in question comes out of an extraordinarily luxe tube.

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Glittery Shoes

Sparkles. On shoes. C'mon, just look at these pairs and try not to smile like a crazy person.

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Glittery Shoes