Many of us envisioned the sweet start of spring differently. Prepping plans for the long awaited break. Catching up with friends at a local cafe. Even the most mundane of tasks like commuting to class despite the dreaded midterms. One thing’s for certain, we didn’t think we’d end up here.
The threat of COVID19 has left a cavernous impact around the world. With social distancing encouraged on the daily, some countries even executing lockdowns, it’s left many of us performing our daily routines from the comforts of home.
As our social interactions are replaced with Zoom meetings and Netflix marathons, throwing on whatever clothes we can find seems to be the easy way out. And, with nowhere to go (and no one to impress other than our Instagram followers), “getting dressed” seems pointless.
But changing from the comfy clothes designated for downtime to a more put-together outfit can help you switch gears. While clothes aren’t directly linked to productivity, how you feel in them can impact the way you work. So, if motivation doesn’t come with your cozy pajamas, try an outfit that is usually worn for your “outside” daily routine.
Your work from home looks don’t have to be uncomfortable, but they don’t have to be laissez-faire either. Here are four outfits that will inspire you to get dressed even when you’re social distancing.
Overalls are the one-piece solution suitable for any WFH outfit. Simply pair it with a relaxed tee, oversized sweatshirt, or chic turtleneck and you’re ready for the day.
If there’s anything that says “put together” it’s a matching set. Easy to throw on and versatile, a sports bra-legging duo can get you through all of your errands. Pair it with statement hoops or chains and you have the perfect street inspired athleisure look.
You can never go wrong with an oversized button-up. Crisp and fashionably baggy, it can be worn on its own à la Risky Business style or paired with coordinating joggers or wide legged pants.
While we can’t deny the comforts of a hoodie, a cropped cardigan instantly ups the game. Style it with laid-back mom jeans for a vintage inspired outfit.