Are you working at home? Or homing at work? Does anybody really know what time it is? or Care? Anyway…Let’s talk about what to wear while we work from home, stay home and attend online meetings.
First of all, are you still getting up and dressed every day? You absolutely SHOULD be. Getting dressed helps make us feel accomplished, more productive, happier with ourselves and therefore, happier with the people we come in contact with each day…even if it is virtual or 6 feet away.
It can be difficult to stay focused and positive during this quarantine. I mean, NONE of us, no matter our age have ever experienced anything like this before. So it’s even more important to do your best, be your best and show up for yourself and others every day, and your personal style is a great way to do that.
That said, I’m not suggesting you get up at with the alarm clock and put on your usual makeup and business attire because, let’s face it these aren’t business as usual times. However, I do want to encourage you to put clothes on that make you feel good–and pretty–and happy.
Maybe it’s as simple as wearing a certain color. For instance yellow, orange and pink are all said to be happy colors; blue, lavender and soft gray are known to be calming. Maybe it’s lace or polka dots…maybe it’s your favorite pair of jeans. Whatever it is for you, do that, wear that, BE that.
There are a plethora of options available right now that satisfy the cute AND comfy vibe. Loungewear was already a big hit before COVID-19 and it’s not going away anytime soon, even after this terrible virus makes it’s much anticipated exit!
Throw on a long cardigan or denim jacket with a hoodie and leggings. That item alone will take your style up a notch. Now add some hoop earrings, a headband, hat, or fun glasses and you’ll look ANYTHING but slouchy.
A comfy pair of boyfriend jeans with your favorite colored blouse is easy-peasy and makes you feel put-together and at the top of your game. Add some fun accessories, too. PRO TIP: A good pair of hoop earrings will take you far in life!
A one piece jumpsuit is comfy casual and can be made even more interesting and stylish with a bomber jacket or cardigan over it.
Since MOST of us are spending a good bit of our days attending online meetings or Zoom happy hours (don’t judge), a blazer over a tee and a pair of hoops can really BE your look. Like, that’s pretty much all you need.
Accessories are a great way to “distract” peoples eye and get them to focus on something other than, say….your roots or unwashed hair, lack of makeup, eyelashes in need of repair or that pimple on your chin–which let’s be real, we all have AT LEAST one of these right now!
This is the PERFECT time to experiment with different accessories, especially if you don’t usually wear them. Hats, headbands, glasses, a chunky necklace or ascot (with a crew-neck tee? ~ too CUTE!), all raise the bar. Again, a good pair of hoops will pay for themselves in no time.
DIY: Repurpose old sweats. Tie-Dye is trending and fairly easy to do yourself at home. Distress by cutting your own small slits or crop the top and wear over a t-shirt. Wearing something creative that you’ve made yourself will give you a sense of pride and accomplishment, and look super cute too!
Shoes aren’t the most important piece for the stay at home wardrobe, but if you’re not one to go barefoot, casual sneakers and slip-on mules can easily be taken on/off throughout the day and will polish off any casual look.
Challenge yourself: Use this extra time at home to sort through your closet and find “new” clothes. Step out of your comfort zone and style things together that you normally wouldn’t wear. Get creative with your at-home, work-from-home, online school/meetings and see how much FUN you can have. It will change your attitude from drab to fab!