I work from home. It’s a blessing and a curse. Yes, I get to dictate my own hours, work from the couch, and interrupt my day with HGTV. I also get to work in my pajamas. Which, I’m learning, the longer I work from home, is less of a blessing and more of a curse.
Why? Let me explain.
Working in your pajamas is great for a day. It’s comfortable. It’s easy. It’s effortless. But here’s the thing. It does nothing for you creatively. If you love clothes and fashion, working in your PJs can dampen that love in a big way.
Dressing for the corporate world was a creative game I enjoyed playing every morning. It made sense to wear skirts and dresses and blazers and silk and heels. I loved mixing and matching patterns; mixing and matching textures; mixing and matching accessories. But now? I throw on leggings and a sweatshirt and head downstairs to the office.
Today, getting dressed for an occasion induces panic. What. Do. I. Wear. It took me a minute to understand why this was happening. I consider myself fashionable. But I’ve been severely lacking in inspiration as of late. And here’s why. I haven’t flexed that creative fashion muscle in months. Leggings and an oversized tee have replaced the cropped blazer and midi skirt, the heels and shift dress, the knee-high boots and silk blouse. I’m watching fashion from the sidelines when I used to playing on the field.
So? What will I do? Get dressed. Flex that muscle. Show my home office just how stylish I am. Show my neighbors when I go out for the mail, walk my dog, or run to the store that while I might work from home, my wardrobe sure doesn’t.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with leggings and tees. I will continue wearing them as a staple uniform. However, I’m missing the creative aspect behind getting dressed. So I’m going to up my game in the coming weeks. I’m going to pick out outfits that might not make sense for a home office but wear them anyway. I’m going to flex that muscle until the spark and joy of getting dressed each day returns.
Who’s with me?
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