Casual apparel isn’t exactly a deal-breaker for most employers who have shifted their operations to working from home (WFH) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, if they’re acceptable, you may be wondering why we’re asking you to switch up your WFH style. Well, it’s because how you dress for WFH actually matters more than you might think – especially if you’ve been at it for a while.
Clothes are said to have the ability to make people feel good about themselves, and when people feel good about themselves, their self-confidence rises. People with higher self-confidence are known to be more focused and motivated, which can significantly increase productivity. And we all know how important that is to someone who has been working from home for a long time.
So, with the concept of WFH seemingly here to stay for an indefinite period of time, we think it may be a good idea to switch things up a bit, not only for work productivity but also because, well, it’s actually pretty fun!
Here’s how you can switch up your WFH style.
Up Your Loungewear Game
When it comes to WFH apparel, loungewear has been at the forefront, and we adore them, so we’re not going to tell you to swap them out for something different. But we are going to tell you to up your loungewear game.
Instead of wearing the same loungewear over and over, try mixing it up with some edgy tracksuits, jumpsuits, or sweatsuits. Zalora, Uniqlo, and H&M are some great places to shop for them in Singapore!
Add a Splash of Colour
It is not uncommon for most of us to have a wardrobe that leans more toward neutral colours like beige, white, black, and grey – a selection that may not be the brightest or perkiest. And even if you do have a “rainbow” closet, chances are you chose your grey sweatshirt over your yellow dress as your WFH outfit this morning.
We get it. Why bother with colours when you’re at home, right? Wrong!
All it takes is a splash of colour to lift one’s mood. So, it’s high time you incorporate some mood-boosting colours into your WFH ensembles. Now that doesn’t mean that you have to fill your wardrobe with every bright colour imaginable; soft and mild colours are also fine.
TIP: According to Annie Ashdown (a leading NLP coach in the United Kingdom), the four colours that can make people feel the most confident are turquoise, magenta, gold, and mint green.
Put On Some Accessories
Who said your WFH style was limited to your apparel? Certainly not us fashion accessory aficionados!
We LOVE accessories, whether they are bracelets, watches, scarves, sunglasses, earrings, or lipsticks, for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is how they can easily transform even the most ordinary WFH outfit from “blah” to “wow.” But why does this matter? Well, as we said earlier, when you look good, you feel good and DO good!
Also, accessories are a great way to introduce that much-needed colour into your WFH wardrobe.
Further Reading: Accessories That Can Take Your Outfit to the Next Level
Comfort Clothes Above All Else
Switching up your WFH style does not mean you have to sacrifice comfort.
The importance of comfort cannot be overstated. That is why fashion designers, time after time, strive to create pieces that not only fit the style of the masses but also those that provide comfort at all times.
Comfy clothes can make you feel nicer, happier, and CONFIDENT – and we already know how important all three are for WFH. So, yeah, we’ll say it again: comfort clothes above all else! As for what apparel is best when it comes to comfort, well, soft and stretchy clothes that are loose-fitting but not so loose-fitting that they fall off of you mid-work.
In one word? HOODIES!
Now, before you head out to get one or more comfortable hoodies for yourself or your team, we have some good news for you: you don’t have to because we’ve got you covered! Click here to learn more about our hoodie printing Singapore service, plus how we can assist you in creating the best WFH hoodies for you and your team.
But if you’d like to switch up your WFH look with something other than a hoodie, no worries, we can still help. Our product catalogue extends far beyond hoodies! We have custom made shirts, t-shirts, polo tees, and even sweatshirts that you can fittingly customise for yourself and your team right here.
Simply visit our website or dial +65 6362 2440 to get started. Our corporate t shirts Singapore experts are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., ready and eager to assist you with all your apparel customisation queries and needs.