Dopamine Dressing – bringing colour to my fashion world
As I’m ageing I’m wearing brighter colours that lift my mood and look great. Gone are my ‘corporate’ clothes of black and grey. These are replaced with bright, zesty colours which bring fun and happiness in what I wear. I’m also loving the colourful accessories that I’ve started to purchase – although that may need to be another post.
What is Dopamine Dressing?
Dopamine dressing is a fashion trend that involves wearing bright, vibrant colors to elevate mood and boost positivity. It is based on the concept that certain colors can stimulate the release of dopamine, which is commonly known as the “feel-good” hormone. By intentionally incorporating colorful clothing and accessories into one’s wardrobe, dopamine dressing aims to enhance overall well-being and create a sense of happiness and energy. This fashion approach is a way to express individuality, embrace positivity, and add a playful touch to everyday outfits.
Bringing Colour to my Wardrobe
I just returned from a long weekend in Sydney catching up with family who I hadn’t seen for 8 years. I stayed with my darling cousin/godmother/’big sister’ and friend, Carole. We speak weekly but nothing beats a face-to-face visit. We had a hectic weekend catching up with each other, a Saturday lunch with my cousin and her husband (Carole’s daughter) and a family 70th birthday on Saturday night then out to lunch with my two cousins on Sunday before heading home late Sunday afternoon.
What a wonderful weekend and I hope that it won’t be 8 years before I see them all again.
The weather forecast was for very chilly temperatures for Friday and Saturday with a warmer, fine Sunday predicted.
I packed and unpacked several times which will be great experience as in under two weeks I’ll be packing for a three-week holiday to Europe where it will indeed be cold!
This is what I wore for the weekend away – stylish yet comfortable were my ‘go to’ words for my wardrobe.
When I fly I like to be comfortable, yet stylish. I can feel cold in the plane and it was wintery weather in Sydney so I selected layers.
- Favourite black ponte pants from the petites range by Danni Minogue @targetaus
- @fella_hamilton pink vowel neck top. Warm yet light to wear.
- Gorgeous scarf @gregory_ladner_accessories
- Ankle boots from @spendlessshoes
- Faux suede jacket from @shein_au
- Still cold my daytime outfit was casual and comfy bringing colour to a dull day. A pop of colour is always a great way to lift your mood.
- Red jacket – purchased on a trip to Quebec is cosy and perfect for today’s weather.
- My orange and gold pashmina which I don’t wear often but should because it’s a gorgeous color.
- Some leggings and a @3rdstorythelabel white tee from last season.
- Comfy walking shoes ready to explore.
One of the reasons I was going to Sydney was to attend a 70th birthday party. It was a Rio theme but travelling from Brisbane I decided that feathers and mardi gras costumes would not fit in my bag so I came up with my own ideas.
I selected this outfit from Shein and had my fingers crossed that Saturday evening would not be too cold to wear it.
I love the bright colours and my earrings which I had purchased quite some time ago matched perfectly. Adding some colourful beads and ‘blingy’ sandals I was ready to party.
After a slow start to the day the weather was warmer with blue skies and sunshine. As I was leaving Sunday night, there was time to enjoy a lovely lunch with my darling cousin and her daughter and a walk along the foreshore. For today’s outfit I selected
- Black leggings
- White tee
- My beautiful scarf from Gregory Ladner
- White shoes with gold trim
- My Fella Hamilton Haven French Rib Zip Jacket in Baby Pink
Planning to bring colour for my River Cruise
On Saturday, we fly to Amsterdam and prepare for our first ever River cruise – I’m excited. We will be spending some time in Amsterdam before embarking on a 7 day cruise to Basel then 6 nights after that in Milan. If you would like to read my itinerary click HERE
We are going from Summer temps in the 30sC to Wintery temps of 9C so first thing packed will be my red jacket along with my red beanie and scarf. Did you read my Bringing Back the Hat post from last week? It was a fun look at the hats I’ve worn or still wear. I was surprised at how many I have in my wardrobe, especially for someone who doesn’t think hats suit them.
I have read that there aren’t any formal nights on the cruise but I’m packing this evening wear just in case.
Recently, I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with Fella Hamilton and this is one of the outfits they kindly sent me. It will easily fold up into my bag and it doesn’t crease – perfect for travelling.
Fella Hamilton has kindly given me a code to share with my readers for a discount. If you would like to treat yourself, remember to USE CODE: SUE10 at the checkout. You can find your Fella Hamilton garments HERE
Other favourite colours in my wardrobe
I just adore this pink dress which I purchased from West Indies Wear last Summer. Every time I put it on I feel happy, confident and ready to take on life. I also love the colourful beach pants purchased from WIW so comfy and bright.
I love the Spearmint Green another Fella Hamilton top and of course Navy and White always look so fresh.