January feels like it has lasted approximately 68 days already – with spring still a reach away, it can be tempting to crawl into your grey sweats and call it a day. The perfect antidote to the longest, greyest month of the year? Dopamine dressing.
Mood-lifting, serotonin-boosting ‘dopamine dressing’ is a big trend for 2022 and it simply means to embrace the fun, joyous side of fashion. We’re talking colour, tactile textures, frills, flounces, volume and more – if it brings a smile to your face, that’s the ticket to joyous dressing. Of course, we’re not saying you have to dress like a head to toe rainbow (although we won’t stand in your way if you want to), even just a brightly coloured jumper, jazzy patterned trousers or an unexpected earring will do the trick.
So we’ve scoured the high street and independent brands for 19 of the most joyous (but still completely wearable) clothing and accessories that you can start integrating into your wardrobe right now. Nothing is an antidote to a grey Tuesday like a multicoloured knit or vibrant T-shirt…
19 pieces of joyful fashion to make you smile: