Working from home? follow our guide to stay stylish
Due to the ongoing pandemic and subsequent lockdown, a lot of people are now working from home for the foreseeable future. On the upside, sitting in traffic has been eliminated, the downside however is that you’re finding it hard to wear anything other than your nightwear and pyjamas and while they might be very comfortable, this isn’t great for productivity.
Also, there’s a psychological reason why it’s good to get dressed, even if you’ll be home all day.
Best Work From Home Outfits
Your first instinct may be to jump for joy at the opportunity to work in your sweats, but reaching for too casual of a wardrobe can be a slippery slope. It’s ok to rock them once in a while, but one of the best ways to prevent bad work from home habits, is to set a dress code for yourself by using a mood enhancement dress. This simply means dressing to optimize your mood. When you desire to get out of a funk, dressing up or practicing mood enhancement dress would be beneficial. These are items that speak to you on a personal level and that can help boost positivity. That could translate to your favourite blouse, favorite colour or anything else that has a special, significant meaning to you.
Which Pieces Are Most Essential For Your WFH Wardrobe?
Different clothes impact us in various ways, and those effects ultimately come down to two factors: how we look wearing the clothes and what the clothes symbolize for us. Find a compromise between getting ultra dressy and being too comfortable when putting together your work from home wardrobe as they’ll be your go-to in the weeks ahead of endless FaceTimes, Hangouts, and Zoom meetings. You can layer a cute cardigan, slip dress, or blazer on top of a boyfriend tee. Basics are super easy to dress up or down, and you can wear them over and over again in new ways. If you are looking for something chill, look to an easy slip dress or romper.
Set Boundaries Through Your Work From Home Wardrobe
When you work from home, you may be happier but you also may find yourself working longer hours. Don’t let your work spill into what is normally your own personal time to relax. So, when that time hits at the end of the day, change out of your work clothes, and put on comfy PJs or other leisurewear.
Play With Colours
Have you ever noticed that we often dress in colours that reflect our mood? While it might sound trivial, using colour to give yourself a boost can make a world of difference in how you feel and lift your spirit as your personal mood is affected by the colours around you. When you need to get up and moving (physically or mentally), warm tones like orange, red, yellow or reddish-purple can be of great help. When it’s time to slow things down for the day, cooler tones like blues or blue-greens can be super relaxing.
How to use colour to boost your mood:
Add colour with accessories: from earrings to headbands and neck pieces, play with colour as much as you like.
Mix neutrals and bold colours: If you feel best in jeans, wear some colour in your T-shirt or top. If whatever you’re wearing is pretty colourless, throw a vibrant scarf around your shoulders or wear some colourful flip-flops or fuzzy slippers. Even the colour of your socks can help lift your mood.
Perk up your look: Red lips and getting your makeup done can brighten your mood. Wear a cute outfit and FaceTime/video chat friends and loved ones. Do this several times a week. Play and laugh and try new looks, you won’t only look good while at it but also gain new skills and stay connected with loved ones during this trying period.
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