Look good, feel good - how you can do both in 2024

In recent years, there has been an increasing emphasis on caring for our mental health, however, this newfound sense of self-care is transcendental alongside social media. Although these platforms promote caring for our mental health, they also deposit the idealism of looking good. The old saying ‘look good, feel good’ is more relevant now than ever, and with the huge diversity of products, it has never been so easy to achieve a look that makes you feel good from the inside out.


Socktalk is a novelty sock in ireland, and was founded in 2022 by Mike Shyne who is based in Limerick. After appearing on RTE’s fashion TV show ‘The Style Counsellors’. After receiving a huge transformation, Mike noticed a positive increase in his well-being, thus the company Socktalk was created. Not only does the Socktalk clothing range deliver positive messages about mental health, but it also promotes the idea that the gifting of clothing can also improve the receiving party’s mental health.

Physical Appearance and Self-Esteem

One of the key ways in which looking good can contribute to feeling good is by boosting self-esteem. When we feel good about our physical appearance, we tend to feel more confident, self-assured, and optimistic. This can translate into better mental health, increased happiness, and improved overall well-being.

Research has shown that when we feel good about our appearance, we’re more likely to engage in positive behaviours and make healthy choices such as exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking or excessive drinking.

When we take pride in our appearance, we have better social interactions, increasing our susceptibility to being more outgoing, assertive, and engaging. This, in turn, can lead to more positive relationships and greater social support, further contributing to our overall well-being.

Body image refers to our thoughts, feelings, and attitudes about our physical appearance. When we have a positive body image, we are more likely to feel good about ourselves. However, a negative body image can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. This can especially be the case for people who struggle with body dysmorphia, a condition in which a person is preoccupied with perceived flaws in their physical appearance, which oftentimes is not a true reflection of what the person is.

By taking steps to improve our physical appearance, our image can be improved which reduces negative thoughts and feelings. Socktalks’ aim is to highlight this, and encourage us to look after ourselves, keeping kindness at the forefront.


Leave a comment