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Science Said It: Retail Therapy Can Calm Coronavirus Anxiety, Study Suggests

Science Said It: Retail Therapy Can Calm Coronavirus Anxiety, Study Suggests
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I once got over a breakup by a single trip to the mall. I went in, shopped my heart out, and some 10-12 shopping bags later, I had nicely moved on. True story friends! There is a reason why Rebecca Bloomwood from Confessions of A Shopaholic constantly succumbed to the temptation of designer store displays and that crinkled kelly green scarf despite piling credit card bills: it gave her a euphoria unlike any other. And while we’ll strictly warn you against a toxic shopping spree that ends up shaking your bank account, a little retail therapy won’t hurt especially amidst all the COVID-19 anxiety. And no we aren’t saying this, experts say this! 

According to a study by the Journal of Consumer Psychology, retail therapy can actually work wonders when it comes to coping with sadness and stress by making you happier. The study further goes on establishing shopping as a sensible mode of coping in a consumer-centric world. It helps us by giving us a sense of control in times when we are feeling sad, scared, or helpless. Think of it this way, shopping for a pretty party dress at uncertain times is a way of conditioning yourself to think about better times ahead, of days when you can actually put it on and party. 

Now, a little sense of control amidst all the chaos right now won’t be that bad a thing right? As the option of stepping out of the houses remain unavailable to everyone, how about we indulge in some online shopping? Here's a curation of some sartorial goodness that is sure to lift up your spirits amidst all the COVID-19 scares:

A Boisterous Burst Of Colours

Here is a blast of happy colours to light up your day and elevate your spirits during the social isolation days. 

Vero Moda
Orange Front Slit Midi Dress
INR 3,299 AT Vero Moda
Buy
Zara
Puff Sleeve Dress
INR 2,590 AT Zara
Buy
Shein
Neon PInk Mesh Sheer 2 In 1 Top
INR 1,044 AT Shein
Buy
Zara
Darted Trousers
INR 2,790 AT Zara
Buy
H & M
Puff-Sleeved Blouse
INR 1,299 AT H & M
Buy

Sheen And Shimmer

Ain't no therapy like the one sprinkled with some glitter and pizzazz and here's something that every party shopping cart should be like. Well, the sequins from last season have been swiftly replaced by metallic accents and satin. So here's some glitter goodness that you'll thank us for:

The Label Life
Gunmetal Wrap Dress
INR 3,790 AT The Label Life
Buy
Shein
Crisscross Backless Satin Bustier Cami Top & Pleated Skirt Set
INR 1,465 AT Shein
Buy
H & M
Sequinned Tulle Dress
INR 5,499 AT H & M
Buy
Zara
Tied Satin Playsuit
INR 2,790 AT Zara
Buy

Summer Prints For The Win

Prepare for better days with a stock of some breezy summer days and prints that make you think of happy times ahead. Think of polka dots inspired by Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer'20 runways or a dose of balmy goodness with some tropical prints. Here are some POPxo approved prints:

H & M
Flounced Dress
INR 2,299 AT H & M
Buy
Zara
Snoopy Peanuts Dress
INR 1,790 AT Zara
Buy
Shein
Crane Print Revere Collar Shirt
INR 962 AT Shein
Buy
CODE
Polka Dot Print High-Rise Accordion Pleat Skirt
INR 899 AT Lifestyle Stores
Buy

Mood T-Shirts For The WFH Days

And as we prepare for the sunny days ahead there's no harm to stock on something for the work from home days right? Here are some fun T-shirts for all the feels during the social distancing days:

POPxo
Send Noods T-shirt
INR 799 AT POPxo
Buy
POPxo
Sisters T-shirt (Box Fit)
INR 899 AT POPxp
Buy
POPxo
Hotmess T-shirt (Boyfriend Fit)
INR 799 AT POPxo
Buy
POPxo
Be Kind T-shirt (Boxy Fit)
INR 799 AT POPxo
Buy

Happy Shopping ladies! However, make sure to stay safe while shopping, sanitise new packages and thoroughly clean your hands after that. 

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