If you’re currently self-isolating, only heading out once a day to get your daily exercise, chances are you’ve been living in a cross between loungewear and sportswear? Perhaps you’ve made it as far as wearing a shirt or getting properly dressed for a video call? For many makeup and bras have become a thing of the past. In this post we’ll take a look at how to style a work from home outfit, that is both comfortable, practical and of course sustainable. Read on for a complete guide to styling your work from home outfit, including some pitfalls to avoid.
Mix and Match
Head-to-toe gym clothes should be saved for your daily exercise. However mixing and matching your sustainable activewear with your more formal pieces can be a winning formula. Pair your favourite sustainable wardrobe items with something unexpected from your workout drawer. Think your favourite leggings, VEJA trainers and a smart shirt. Business on top, comfort on the bottom! Ideal for video meetings.
Opt For A Natural Palette
Leggings with crazy patterns may motivate you to push the limits at Pilates, but they feel a little too chaotic when you’re trying to keep calm at home. Instead, look for muted earth tones, black, grey, brown, and other neutrals for your practical and comfy pieces, and try subtle rather than bold patterns. Colour can have a huge impact on our mood, so choose wisely when you’re trying to bring a sense of peace and calm to your everyday.
Choose Natural Fabrics
Forget sweaty Spandex or polyester. Sustainable performance fabrics provide breathable comfort and support so you’ll look good and feel cool, calm, and comfortable. Look for sustainable high-waisted leggings that provide comfort and always opt for natural, sustainable materials when possible. If you’re wearing a more formal shirt, wear cotton or linen that is breathable and gentle on your skin. Even when you choose hoodies and sweatpants, select pieces that are made from light, soft fabrics and provide movement, so you can feel relaxed and cosy at home or wear them out on your daily walk.
Although fashion and style is probably not a priority for many of us at this time, you will find that making the effort to dress up a little everyday can have the power to lift your mood and give you a little motivation.