WFH: do you dress down for comfort or dress up for success?

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When it comes to the working from home wardrobe, most of us sit somewhere along a continuum between dressing down for comfort and dressing up for success.

We can appreciate the dressing down option for all the obvious reasons, especially the freedom it offers below the Zoom/Skype/MS Teams line. It's important in this COVID world that we feel as relaxed and calm as we can and if that means wearing our fave old tracky-dacks, we're all for it. We need nourishment right now, not judgment, right?

But some make the equally reasonable argument that wearing their typical work clothes helps them focus and means they feel like they are properly 'at work'. For those who don't normally work from home, maintaining workplace routines (including getting ready for work) helps keep a sense of control and structure which can be comforting in uncertain times. 

It's important that we all do what we need to do to feel as good about ourselves as we possibly can. Whether other people see us or not, clothes and accessories fulfill important functions. Self expression, identity and ritual are all part of the experience of getting dressed and we should continue to honour them during this challenging time. If it makes you feel good, wear it, and don't listen to anyone who tells you anything different.

Image courtesy of our partner, Noble Label. 

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