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How to elevate your work-from-home wardrobe

How to elevate your work-from-home wardrobe

With COVID-19 persisting, an increasing number of people are still working from home, and the remote work trend is highly likely to stick around in the time to come.

While working from home is beneficial to both employees and companies and entails high flexibility, it still has its standards, and one of them is related to the dress code.

It may sound cool to work in your pajamas but, in reality, you will need to pay a decent amount of attention to your getup if you want to be professional.

Fortunately, shaping up your remote-work wardrobe is highly affordable, and here are a few useful tips to help you successfully dial up your work-from-home clothing combinations.

Business-grade blouses and shirts

When working from home, it is all too easy to fall into the trap of wearing hoodies and crewnecks on rotation.

Still, these are not suited to a business-grade work ambiance, which is why you should consider upgrading your wardrobe with professional-looking shirts and blouses.

After all, there is no reason for you not to be the best dressed person during a virtual meeting, is there?

There is a wide selection of business tops that exude professionalism which you can add to your everyday clothing combinations, and the price will definitely pay off in terms of dress code conformity. While you’re at it, why not supplement your business attire with a calculator watch for a complete ‘seriously-at-work’ aura.

Comfortable leggings and tights

One of the most important points that can make or break your Zoom meeting success is wearing comfortable clothes.

While your top needs to be stylish, you will still need to feel comfortable in your clothes if you want to project self-confidence.

Fortunately, you can pair your business-style shirts and blouses with high-quality, comfy leggings that will allow you to feel great and look professional at the same time.

For a smart bonus, nobody will know you are wearing tights during Facetime or Zoom sessions, so you will be able to pick prints and colors you like most.

Add some jewellery for high style

Regardless of your style of choice, jewellery can help you elevate your work-from-home getup.

A statement necklace or a pair of elegant earrings will add charm and interest to your clothing combinations and boost your confidence during virtual meetings at the same time.

As a rule, you should pick simple yet graceful jewellery pieces that coordinate well with your top and stay away from brash colors and shapes.

Adding jewellery to your everyday outfit will make you look and feel better, and it requires minimal effort, which is why you should top your daily remote-work getup with at least a stylish necklace.

Try a professional hairstyle

Looking good while working from home is easier than it sounds, and it can make a huge difference in the eyes of your team.

Fortunately, a professional hairdo can make up for style deficiencies, which is a reason to show up in your meetings with neatly styled hair.

Nothing speaks business more than a simple bun or tight ponytail, and you can make these on your own, without the need to check in at the hairstylist every day.

If you are not a fan of buns and elaborate hairdos, you can simply iron your tresses to achieve a shapely look which will make you stand out in the virtual meeting crowd.

Experiment with loungewear

Loungewear clothing combinations can look pretty smart in the work-from-home setting, and it will also make you feel good while working from home.

For optimal comfort and timeless style, you should pick fabrics such as cotton, linen or jersey, as these will let your skin breathe and make you feel comfortable in your work-from-home environment.

Turtlenecks, T-shirts, tank tops, and cardigans can come across as elegant if you pair complimentary colours and prints.

For best visual effects, try tonal combinations, but if you are not a fan of style experiments, monochromatic clothing choices will also work well.

Dressing well when working from home is important for several reasons and it is not as difficult as it sounds.

Play around with two-tone combinations, make sure you have a neat hairstyle, top your clothing with elegant jewellery, and you will always look amazing while working from home.

After all, life is simply too short to be wearing boring clothes, even if you are working outside the formal business setting.

Peter Minkoff writer SHE DEFINED

This article was written by Peter Minkoff.

Peter is a lifestyle writer from Brisbane, currently traveling through Europe. A fashion styling graduate, he’s a true craft beer and soy latte aficionado, he loves spending his days at the beach and visiting second-hand stores on a daily basis.

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