It's officially been almost seven months since working from home became the 'new normal'.
Sorry, I just need to pause for a second.
That's a bloody long time, isn't it?!
I mean, I'm not going to lie, at first my initial reaction was "YES! Loungewear and no bra!", but the novelty soon wore off. It's incredible how much our appearance can effect our mood, confidence and productivity. When life was 'normal', loungewear and pyjamas were a treat, it was nice to give ourselves that break from wearing fitted clothes and looking crisp, because those types of clothes serve the purpose of helping us to relax. But that's not what we need when we're working, what we need is to be alert and productive. Personally, after more than 2 consecutive days of slouching about in loungewear, I start to feel pretty shitty! I subconsciously avoid mirrors, I sit with a slouched back and I just feel gross. But I'm also at home, I don't want to wear restrictive smart clothing.
"So, please," I hear you say, "tell us what the solution is!"
Well, below I have put together 5 different looks (for the 5 days of the working week - you like what I did there?) that are not only chic, going to make you feel sassy and get you smashing those tasks to smithereens BUT are also cosy, so you feel warm and comfortable in your relaxed surroundings.
I've also added links below the images of the items because I'm basically a tech God.
Look 1 - Wide Leg Winner
Beige Cardigan: https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0906097002.html
Look 2 - Midi Dress Mood
Knitted Blue Marl Midi Dress: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/knit-wool-blend-dress-p02488117.html?v1=58704052&v2=1549249
Look 3 - Comfy Co-ord
Knit Jumper & Trousers Set: https://www.nastygal.com/gb/love-you-culotte-knit-jumper-and-trousers-lounge-set/AGG52463.html?color=150
Look 4 - Jumpsuit Joy
Black Chunky-Knit Cardigan: https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0811644003.html
Look 5 - Timeless Tights
Long Necklace: https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0914672001.html
You don't always necessarily need a full outfit to make you feel more put-together, sometimes it just takes a bit of lipstick, a spritz of perfume or a new hair-do. The important thing is that you use your appearance to put yourself in the right mindset and make yourself feel good.
Lots of love, take care Squad,