Fashion is changing because working from home is here to stay – at
least for a while. Lots of us are doing this, right? Companies are
rethinking how many of us really need to haul ourselves to the
big office. Twitter and Facebook have already said that basically a
whole bunch of people can stay home and work. So what to wear?
When thinking about work-at-home fashion, comfort is a must, women
say. What’s the point of being home if you can’t let loose a little bit?
Relaxed dress doesn’t mean you have to lower your high standards
every day. And we’re learning that a boss or a client may ask for a Zoom
call at any moment. Be ready.
An arresting, colorful top with an interesting shoulder detail can be one
good answer. Another smart option is a feminine fit-and flare dress in a
spring/summer hue. Citrus shades were hot on spring/summer
Feeling more minimalist? You can go for a black or white T-shirt made
from smooth cotton and pair it with harem pants or track pants in a
solid color. Mix both moods by putting your solid T-shirt on top and a
brightly patterned Dutch cloth skirt on the bottom.
A turban or headwrap immediately adds polish and flair to a look.
Let’s face it, we are creating a lot of bad-hair days and low-
maintainence hair days now. A turban can be an easy solution or the right answer to a request to be on a video chat. We want you looking your
best. Keep it stylish. Draw the line between professional headdress and
a casual scarf you throw on your head to run to the local drug store.
Depending on what field you are in, a bandana may not be the look
you go for in the 10 a.m. all-hands meeting or your executive strategy
As temperatures rise, take advantage of working from home to pad
around in shorts or rompers to keep cool. These are perfect for virtual
meetings since the camera is focused from the chest or neck down.
This is a time to rest your tootsies, too. No one’s seeing your feet or
checking out your footwear so if you’re working from home a pair of
sports slides or low mules do the trick.
Be careful about becoming too relaxed in how you dress. This is especially
true if you’ve been working remotely for a while now – maybe since March. It’s easy to get lax. Your eye may become used to a T-shirt that looks like that guy’s on the
laundry product commercial; a crumpled mess with a misshapen
neckline. A T-shirt is fine if it’s crisp and nicely shaped.
Sometimes it’s nice to dress up as if you’re going to your company
office. Some women swear by putting on a once-a-week, all-out fashion look to lift
their spirits and keep the fun of fashion and their creativity stoked. Hair done, face done, clothes, jewelry, shoes, the whole bit.
Have cover ups handy. Cardigans keep you warm, are more comfortable
than a jacket and still remind you that you’re in work mode. To feel
extra fabulous, instead of a cardigan throw a colorful shawl or huge
scarf over your shoulders. Chase away the chill from the air conditioner, in style.
-Ujuu Editorial team