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When I read the term "dopamine dressing" for the first time, I felt seen all of a sudden. Finally, there was a name for the way I'd felt about clothes and styling all my life! It can be hard to explain what Non Manon is all about in two words, but dopamine dressing? That is our mission down to a T. Here's all you need to know about the 2022 trend that is here to stay.
What is dopamine dressing, exactly?
Dopamine dressing is actually the very simple concept of wearing clothes that make us feel happy and boost our moods. Instead of dressing to follow trends, or look a certain way, we choose pieces that we know will bring us joy. These clothes usually have a symbolic value or a specific color with therapeutic qualities.
Why is this concept important?
Because it shows us that the clothes we choose to wear have an impact that goes beyond the way they look on us. Fashion psychologist Shakaila Forbes-Bell recently told Harper's Bazaar that "when we wear these clothes, the associations have the power to change the way we feel and even change the way we act. So, for example, if you associate a yellow jumper with happiness, then you will embody that feeling of happiness when you wear it.”
But how do I find these clothes?
It's all very subjective, because it depends on what certain colors or designs mean to you. Someone might associate black with sadness and prefer to wear bright colors, while somebody else could associate black with power, and feel powerful and confident whenever they wear it.
You can start by taking a look at your closet and asking yourself "what are the clothes that make me feel the happiest when I wear them?" and go from there.
So the key takeaways are...
- Clothes make us feel a certain way, and that should be taken into consideration whenever we're shopping or getting dressed. Ask yourself "does this item make me feel good? Does it make me feel confident, or self-conscious? How do I want to feel today and how can I dress accordingly?".
- It's okay if you realize that the way you dress right now isn't making you very happy. It's an opportunity to get creative with styling, swap clothes with friends and make a list of brands/second-hand shops selling the kind of clothes you'll want to wear in the future.
If you love color as much as I do, Non Manon has one of the most dopamine-inducing selections of made-to-order clothes you've ever seen! They were designed with the sole purpose of bringing joy, magic and that extra sparkle of confidence into the lives of those who wear them.