dopamine dressing noun [U]
UK /ˌdəʊ.pə.miːn ˈdres.ɪŋ/ US /ˌdoʊ.pə.miːn ˈdres.ɪŋ/
the activity of wearing brightly coloured, relaxed clothes in order to be happier
So-called dopamine dressing is everywhere this season. Based on the idea that wearing overtly fun clothes can help lift your mood in depressing times, it begs the question: can wearing “happy clothes” really make us more happy?
[www.guardian.co.uk, 3 February 2017]
gorpcore noun [U]
UK /ˈgɔːp.kɔːʳ/ US /ˈgɔːrp.kɔːʳ/
a fashionable way of dressing inspired by clothes worn for outdoor activities such as camping and hiking
For a festival as famed for its mud as its music, this actually makes a lot of sense. Glastonbury gave us Hunter Wellingtons as a trend. Whether or not gorpcore will reach those heights probably depends on whether Kate Moss and Alexa Chung take it up.
[www.stuff.co.nz, 20 June 2017]
Shuber noun [C]
UK /ˈʃuː.bəʳ/ US /ˈʃuː.bɚ/
a shoe, usually one with a very high heel, that is too uncomfortable to walk in and so requires the wearer to take a taxi (an Uber) to and from home
Stupid stilettos are back, unfortunately. Just as I have adjusted to flats, the new heel trend is the ‘Shuber’ … Where once a ‘driver at your beck and call’ was reserved for the rich and famous, we can now all feel like Posh, with Uber and Hailo, and jump in a nearby car in less than two minutes. So voila – no need to walk – and those incredibly lean heels needn’t be a problem.
[www.amandazipsitup.com (blog), 19 May 2017]