Since the pandemic started, our whole world is upside down. Our social life is limited, we are working from home, kids are here 24/7…our work-life balance is, well, very unbalanced and our sanity can be quite challenged.
I get that what we are wearing at home and how we look can be at the bottom of our list. But let me try to convince you that during these unsettling times we actually need to put in the extra effort into feeling good about our appearance.
Getting dressed up a bit and putting something else on other than your very cozy loungewear (talking about you, sweat pants and leggings) can motivate you to set up the right mood to “go to work” (= going to your kitchen table or home office)
Taking 5 more minutes in the morning to get dressed can feel like having a “me time” moment that can be precious before starting a hectic day.
Feeling good on how you look can give you extra confidence and can be noticed, even on zoom calls.
Putting on some makeup and a nice top can cheer up your moral.
Changing back to loungewear at night can be the signal that you are done with your workday and that you are allowing yourself to disconnect. ” I switched to my lounge clothes, I am done for today.”
At the moment we don’t have control over much (except elections, so get out and vote!). However, stepping up our work from home attire is something we can decide. So let’s do it and put our best step forward.
The image that you send to your colleagues, team… is still important. People will notice how you look. I am not saying that you need to show that you are a superwoman. I 100% believe that women have the right to set boundaries with work. We know that our mental load is way more than our male counterparts and especially right now so managers and companies should respect that. But still, the image you are showing right now, even if it is via video calls, can stick with you in the long term so we just need to be smart about it.
Photography: Pinterest via quadrofeminino.com
I am not going to lie, even for me, it is not easy every day to dress up but when I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror and I see that I am wearing a pretty ensemble with some light makeup on, it makes me smile (yep, smiling at myself) and I am thinking ” alright, looking good today, let’s have a nice and productive day”.
Wishing you an amazing week ahead!
Quarantine time… It is so surreal what is currently happening that sometimes I still can’t wrap my head around it…Well, I really hope you are doing well and hanging there.
Staying at home can be hard but I believe, somehow, by just feeling a little bit more put together it can make us feel better. Self-care is also about how we look and how it makes us feel when we are really liking the outfit that we have on (you know what I am talking about, right?)
I created different boards and hope it will inspire you!
If you have any thoughts, always happy to talk so please don’t hesitate to reach out!
September is here and the feeling of a fresh start is always reinvigorating for me. During Summer, we tend to be lazy and take everything slower…which is great but vacation mode can’t last forever. This back to school mentality gets me to clean out my pantry cabinet, my closet and create lists of things that I really want to do.
In terms of clothes, I like reassess for the change in season, to see what needs to be tossed away and what I miss in my wardrobe to give me a little extra confidence that will make me feel good about tackling September.
Wether you work for yourself or in an office you want to give your image a back to work attitude. This enabling you to be the best version of yourself at work while adding a little extra courage to tackle new challenges while looking your best.
My go to list for you would be:
A nice blazer…that can dress up a pair of jeans in no time!
A pointy flat or pump… it will give you this extra authority. If you worked with me, you know that I love angles and straight lines that pump up the business look.
New haircut…Feel fresh and polished.
A statement piece of jewelry. It can be a bracelet, necklace or a pair of earrings. Something with a “wow” factor that will make you look apart!
(Psstt… A blazer, a new pair of shoes, hair cut and a nice watch…. that’s the male go to list version 😉 )
Comfort does not have to mean we have to rule out being chic and stylish. As a stylist, I have had clients who travel extensively for their work and ask me to find them elegant travel outfits. Depending on the length of the flight you will want to wear different types of clothing. For instance, I don’t mind wearing comfortable jeans for a short flight but I’d rather be in larger pants or even wear loungewear if I have to sit for hours.
One might say that it does not matter how you look when you get on a plane but you never know… maybe you will be seated to your future clients, husband or business partner… Make the right first impression (and thank me later!)
I am sure you heard the rule, don’t wear white after labor day. Back in the day, the practical reason was that white was a good color to stay cool during summer and that labor day was the tipping point of the end of the vacation.
As for me, I think white is such a beautiful color that can be worn all year around. I really think it is very elegant and brights up a gloomy weather. So let’s get inspired ladies!