Yes. Admittedly, one of the perks of working from home is that you technically can work in your pajamas. And now that we have a new puppy, Lily, there have been plenty of times where my pajama secret has been out in plain-sight in the neighborhood (thanks pup). Most of the time though, I like to dress for work in a way that bridges comfort and confidence. I had a friend in college who would put on a suit before he went to the library to work on a big paper because he said he took himself and his work more seriously when he was dressed up. At the time I thought he was crazy, but over the years, I realize he was just before his time. We all want to do that on some level – project a message of confidence to our professional selves and the world so we feel prepared by the time we sit down with coffee and emails.
Every day is different as a blogger. It’s usually a mix of writing at home, out at meetings with publicists, or collaborating with other bloggers, stylists, photographers, media professionals – creatives of all stripes. I might be out at stores doing recon or I’m crawling around on the floor taping lipstick to a matte board for a photoshoot or stopping by a beauty brand event. I need clothing that lets me be creative, and that establishes a taste level to my partners. So my office style tends to stick to neutral colors and I like to incorporate texture or interesting layering to add some depth. I’m often in an oversized cardigan or sweater with skinny jeans, or a dress that lets me move. Overall: minimalist, modern and a touch of fun.
So think about what the daily life cycles of your job are and how your outfit best serves those tasks and serves your confidence. It’s a formula and everyone’s is different. Once you figure yours out, your work wear style flows easily.
I put this look together with pieces entirely from Asos – proof that great work wear doesn’t have to break the bank. I love this loose, longsleeve checkered swing dress paired with a warm wintery faux fur vest and cutesy back-to-school penny loafers.