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!
If you know about San Francisco and its summer you will get why I am looking for a cozy layering piece in August. Cashmere and all other warm fabrics are a year-around staple here.
Here is my little selection of cardigans for you, I hope you will like it!
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!
Fashion is all about playing with new trends. Not everything works on everyone so my advice is to try and explore different options but without compromising to feel good about how you look.
Animal print is one of my favorite pattern and I frankly don’t see it as a trend but more as a timeless statement detail. I was pretty excited that it is fully back on. You can be very chic in an animal print and most likely it won’t go out of style. If you don’t dare about a full animal print ensemble, a purse or a pair of shoes will be a great touch!
Plaid feels like Fall and has a vintage elegance to it that I like a lot. It can look modern like the picture on the left or sophisticated as you can see on the right image.
As an image consultant and stylist, I love a ruching because it works on a lot of different body types. It can camouflage the mid section and create a nice waistline. A ruched dress or even a swimsuit (this one here has pearls details!) will create a nice hourglass figure.
I hope you got inspired to go out of your confort zone and try new trends!
Part II of my summer accessories is about bags!
During summer I like to play with fun purses that use different colors and style. I love to use a beach bag for running errands or go to the market. In the south of France we get some really nice straw bags that we use for everything.