If you, like us, have been spending A LOT more time on the internet, then you’ll have noticed many of our creative peers are compiling ‘things they love’ – a kind of jaunty, joyful visual series to remedy the doom and gloom with things that are anything but.

Be it digital dishes served up both carb-y and delicious, or excerpts of film and dance and music, or, of course, fashion, which proves an eternal well of joy (for us anyway).

And while pushing a “happy thoughts” mentality won’t put an end to the tragedy unfolding or pacify the pain of losing loved ones, jobs and livelihoods, it does do a lot for our mental state, which for many, is really, really suffering.

I, for one, am taking great pleasure from adding lots (and lots) of things to my cart on Net-a-Porter and Matches Fashion and My Chameleon (some of which I will never, ever be able to afford to buy – job or not), the new season marvels proving a kind of strange, numbing solace for me (not to mention something irresistibly soothing about scrolling).

So whether you’re one for curating aspirational online wish lists that do nothing but serve you a dreamlike sangfroid, or truly feel like purchasing a little pick-me-up (most of the below retailers are indulging some kind of sale, too), here’s a list of lovely things to look at, buy, or both in these terribly dismal circumstances.

Timeless T crossbody in leather mini, Tod’s, $3,015. shop now

The Kai velvet top, KHAITE, $2,745. shop now

Half Moon Ring | Moonstone, Natalie Marie, $650. shop now

Madeline Contrast-Trim Cardigan,Tory Burch, $430. shop now

Loafer 50, loewe, $1,485. shop now

ruffle bodice, paris georgia, $655. shop now


Jugs Jug ceramic vase, ANISSA KERMICHE at Matches Fashion, $530. shop now

Square-toe zebra-print leather pumps, BOTTEGA VENETA, $1,340. shop now

Art Dealer roll-neck cashmere sweater, BELLA FREUD at matches fashion, $645. shop now

ALLEGRO TUCKED PUFF DRESS White Statement One-Shoulder Dress, aje, $625. shop now

Tabby Shoulder Bag 26 In Blocked Signature Canvas, Coach, $595. shop now