What to wear when working from home

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Hey what’s up, what’s up, what’s up??! Hope you are keeping calm through this crazy Coronavirus pandemic. Loco times but praying for good health! Speaking of which, given safety concerns, a lot of folks have been forced to working remotely. Even before Corona, I’ve worked remotely one day a week for the last six years and prior to that, I worked remotely five days a week for two years. So I’m kind of an expert when it comes to what to wear when working from home and I wanted to share some tips with you here. Watch the video above or read on.

What to wear when working from home

Leggings

  • Leggings are nice and comfy and you want to be comfortable when sitting for hours in front of a computer.
  • Pair with a clean t-shirt.
  • If it’s cold then layer with a sweater.

Joggers or Sweatpants

  • Joggers or sweatpants are another great option.
  • Joggers are one of my go-to options as they’re c and c: comfy AND cute lol

Jeans

  • Jeans are always a great go-to so yess to jeans!
  • You can pair with anything, of course.
  • Given you’re home, you can be casual but remember if you’re on a video call, you want to be casual yet professional.

Pajamas/Pajama Bottoms

  • You can wear your pj’s all day, everyday, okaaay??lol
  • You can also pair your pj bottoms with a tee.
  • Since the upper body is usually what folks see on a video call, even for video calls, you should be fine with pj bottoms!

What to wear on top

Sweatshirts

  • The sweatshirts of today are not necessarily the old super baggy ones of old.
  • These days, there are so many cute options you can opt for.

T-Shirts

  • T-shirts are my fave go-to when working at home.
  • My desk is set up in our basement and it gets cold so I always have a sweater to layer with.
  • It’s super easy to layer when necessary.
  • White tees are great. I’ve linked some decent ones below.
  • Of course, graphic tees can work too but just be mindful if you are on video to ensure it’s an appropriate graphic tee lol

A Blouse [if you’re on a formal VIDEO call]

  • If you are going to be on a formal video call or you happen to have a video interview, you can wear a nice blouse.
  • Since your upper body is what will be seen on camera, you can wear whatever you want on the bottom, including pj bottoms!

A blouse and blazer or dress and blazer [if it’s a video interview]

  • If you’re interviewing then suit up up top so you appear polished and professional, as you would if you were interviewing in person.
  • Some people wear dresses for interviews. If you do, I’d still layer with a blazer.

Tips for video calls

  • Be gentle with your makeup! Don’t overdo.
  • Choose accessories wisely. Charm bracelets can be noisy and distracting so be mindful.
  • Remember to sit upright and smile.

Other tips when working remotely

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  • Mute your line if you’re not speaking. No one wants to hear the coughing and breathing into the line lol
  • If you have young kids like I do, keep them occupied. Of course, kids will be kids and that’s fine!
  • Sitting is the new smoking so make sure you get up, stretch, walk around throughout the day.
  • Don’t forget to eat! You can get sucked into calls and meetings but nourishing your body is very important.

These are crazy times and almost feels like a movie but try to remember that this too shall pass so be safe out there! And remember: experts say to wash our hands for a minimum of 20 seconds. So a good reminder for the little ones too, if you have kids. In fact, a good reminder from the World Health Organization: Do the five.

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