Dopamine Dressing- TREND ALERT

What is Dopamine? Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter or chemical messenger that our body produces to send messages between our nerve cells Dopamine plays…

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What is Dopamine?

Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter or chemical messenger that our body produces to send messages between our nerve cells

Dopamine plays a role in how we feel pleasure

It is often referred to as the happy hormone

What does color have to do with it?

Colors have long been attributed to emotions and our mood. For example the term ” I am seeing red” is used to describe anger, frustration while blue is mostly attributed to calmness.

What if the colors we wear somehow affect our mood?

The idea of dopamine dressing is hitting fashionistas in a big way in 2022!

Dressing in a way to make you happy is quite a concept that interests me, I am ready to start dressing for me for the sole intention of making me feel happy and good!

Think of it

For the past 2 years we have been in a pandemic– our whole world has changed, many people were sent home to work remote, many lost their jobs. Not going out of your home and not seeing other people made most of us not care how we looked, not care what we wore. We began dressings for comfort rather than for aesthetics. Long before the Pandemic arrived on the scene we dressed for looks not comfort we squeezed ourselves into pants and blazers with the most uncomfortable shapewear underneath.

Comfort has arrived and not going anywhere

Now that we are re-emerging post-pandemic fashions are looking more comfortable and less restrictive, which makes us happy

Introducing Dopamine dressing

Dopamine dressing is getting dressed for you not to be seen necessarily but to make you happy!

I love this idea. I mean have you ever had an outfit on that made you feel like you could conquer the world? An outfit that made you happy and excited each time you wear it! An outfit you cant wait to put back on?

That right there my friend is Dopamine dressing!

FAQs

Do I have to wear bright/bold colors to be considered dopamine dressing?

Absolutely not! Black can initiate the release of dopamine. Think about what colors make you the happiest! Make a list of

  • Colors that make you happy
  • Colors that make you sad
  • Colors that make you angry
  • Prints, do you love prints or do you not love prints

How can I implement dopamine dressing into my wardrobe?

As you get dressed start taking notes of

  • How does the outfit make you feel
    • are you comfortable
    • are you uncomfortable
  • What is your confidence level
    • feel like you can conquer the world while wearing this outfit
    • feel like you need to hide
  • What emotions are brought up with the outfit
    • happy
    • sad
    • mad

Be sure to take your selfie, a full length mirror selfie is best but this is imperative for you to see what others see when they look at you (does it match your feelings above?)

Dopamine basics

Basically if it makes you happy and looks good on you then this is dopamine dressing and should be part of your wardrobe!

Don’t forget about the accessories

Accessories can help with dopamine dressing!

  • Shoes
  • Bags
  • Jewelry
  • Hats

Accessories play a role in dopamine dressing!

See the pieces that could be dopamine dressing… keeping in mind that what is dopamine dressing for me may not be dopamine dressing for you(this is an individualized wardrobe concept!)

Some examples

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