Though Covid restrictions have eased up a lot over the last year, a good part of the current workforce has opted to work from home in the foreseeable future. If you’re one of them, you know the importance of dressing up properly for work at home for productivity, routine, a sense of normalcy, and many other reasons. With winter already in full swing, there’s no better time to get your winter wardrobe together.
Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you have to dress and look casual in a Zoom meeting. You need a collection of clothes that look formal enough while also comfy enough to wear throughout the day at home. Here are some tips and tricks to get your winter wardrobe going this winter.
What Your Wardrobe Says About You
What you wear can be a reflection of your personality, character, and style. So when putting together your wardrobe, think carefully and decide what style statement you want to make. You’ll be surprised by how much a wardrobe can dictate a person’s life and demeanor. Productive people tend to pay more attention to their wardrobe, as do people who tend to be in leadership roles.
The fit of your clothes, the colors, and the accessories can all work together to make a fun WFM look. For example, you can utilize hair accessories and earrings to freshen up your on-camera appearance. This shows your personality while still remaining professional.
Your wardrobe can still make a statement, even from the comfort of your home. Next time you’re on a client call, pull out the blazer that no longer gets used. This shows them you take the call seriously and can make you feel more confident. No one has to know you have sweatpants on at the same time. If you get overwhelmed by pulling together an outfit, a capsule wardrobe can help.
Putting Together a WFH Winter Capsule Wardrobe
Unless you’re a minimalist by nature, a capsule wardrobe might seem restrictive for your sense of style at first. In simple terms, it’s a condensed wardrobe of a few articles of clothing and accessories that can be combined in multiple ways to create different looks. But limiting your winter wardrobe, especially for work, is actually more advantageous than you think.
For starters, you won’t have to excruciatingly ponder over what to wear when getting ready for work, you’ll already know the best combinations. Secondly, keeping a capsule wardrobe separate from your regular wardrobe means less laundry which is always a relief. Now that you understand the basics of a capsule wardrobe, here’re the essentials you need to include in them.
Eyeglasses– If you wear eyeglasses then you no doubt understand the importance of a pair of spare ones. But even if you don’t need to wear glasses, the right frame can enhance your looks in a great way. Try round and horn-rimmed glasses if you have an elongated face, square ones work best on square faces.
T-shirts and Tops– During winter, multilayered clothing is a rule of thumb, so always have one or two T-shirts or tops in the collection. If you’re in a corporate and marketing-oriented career then it’s best to keep the colors basic and subtle.
Jackets and Blazers– A good jacket or blazer can easily be combined with almost any kind of top and bottoms, but since this one is for work from home, there’s no need to get too fancy. Two jackets and a blazer should be more than enough for the WFH winter capsule wardrobe. Make sure the materials are thick and comfy if you live in especially cold areas.
Versatile Pants– Trendy pants can be fun, but versatile pants are more useful for a capsule wardrobe. Invest in a good pair of jeans and a pair of nice dress pants that can go with any top.
Have Fun Putting Together Your Wardrobe
Even with a limited budget, a bit of creativity and online research can go a long way to help you put together your dream WFH wardrobe this winter. As long as you keep the latest fashion trend tips in mind, your current winter wardrobe, along with some new additions, will definitely freshen things up. So have a blast putting together your winter capsule wardrobe while working from home.
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