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    Updated on Apr 1, 2020. Posted on Apr 1, 2020

    14 Totally Valid Reasons To Get Dressed While Working From Home

    Dress for the job you already have.

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    For those of us lucky enough to work from home it's become way too easy to drop our standards for how we present ourselves (even if it's only to ourselves). So here is some workday motivation to drop the PJs and sweats from the WFH dress code.

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    1. To quote Tom Ford, "Dressing well is a form of good manners." Damn straight, TF. And those manners not only extend outward but inward as well. So be nice to yourself and wear something (sort of ) nice while working from home.

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    2. If you have to take a meeting via Zoom, Google Hangouts, or BlueJeans that requires you to keep the camera on, you don't have to wear pants. But remember, you do need to be presentable from the waist up. So why half-ass it? You're a professional. Put your whole ass into it.

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    3. Since every day is fast becoming "Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day" break up the monotony by coming up with themes for your coworkers. On Mondays we wear plaid. On Tuesdays, it's denim. On Friday, it's your favorite team. Something, anything to give some focus to your daily apparel choices.

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    4. There is no better time to take the impossible task of closet organization to the next level. Manage your entire wardrobe with the Smart Closet App. Take photos of your clothes and create your outfits (you can even combine what you own with other brands/retailers). Then plan out what to wear for the week(s) ahead in your calendar.

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    5. Once you've organized that closet, weed out all of the clothes that you have zero intent on ever wearing again. You can put those in a donation pile or you can wear those into the ground saving your favorite pieces for better times/end times.

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    6. Conversely, now that you know what your favorite pieces of clothing are, wear them early, wear them often. Every day of working from home is your chance to put on a daily fashion show and always be happy with your outfit. Look good, feel good, you know?

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    7. Take it one step further. If you're going to be working from home, you're most definitely going to be drinking from home too. So why not class it up? Yeah, you might be channeling Miss Havisham a little, but other than your roommates, who's going to call you out for wearing a suit or cocktail dress around the house?

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    8. WFH also gives you the opportunity to test out some fresh new lewks. If you've gone the whole day without feeling physically uncomfortable or questioning your fashion choices, then it's time to add that outfit to the rotation (hopefully for its real-world debut in Summer 2020).

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    9. If you're socially-distancing at home with your pets, you need to instill in them a sense that everything is business as usual. They can sense your fear. So stay calm and stay dressed...for them.

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    10. If you have kids, try to remember all the times you had to yell at them to "Put on some pants." Plus you don't want them to see how you really work. You need to maintain the illusion that you are in fact a competent adult who should be responsible for other tiny human beings.

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    11. Let's talk about food delivery. Even with a distance of 6 feet, chances are you might have to interact with a very hard-working delivery person. Maybe the last thing they want to see is you in a pair of crusty sweats and a now noticeably-stained T-shirt looking like you're not working hard at all. And while you're at it, don't forget to leave them a big tip.

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    12. Be aware, you're depleting the inherent power of sweatpants and pajamas. Remember that feeling of super-soft comfort that washed over you like a warm hug whenever you changed from your work clothes into lounge-around-the-house-wear? At least wait until 5 p.m. to slip into something more comfortable.

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    13. Soft clothes, like PJs, just weren't built to take the beating that you've been unleashing on them. They give you so much and ask for so little in return other than an extended stay in your wardrobe. So take it easy on them, they were built for sleep, not for work.

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    14. Listen, we're not saying don't wear sweatpants or pajamas around the house. Now more than ever we need to find the simple comforts in life. And if you work better that way, then, by all means, continue to do so. But if you're struggling to get the job done, maybe try to keep the pre-COVID routine going.

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