Workspaces are now more digital than ever before due to the pandemic which has resulted in more people working from home as opposed to in the office.
Working from home has struck a new fashion sense, people are now looking for added comfort as well as style when choosing what to wear.
According to Talent International, ‘61% of employees say they are actually more productive when the dress code is relaxed’ suggesting working from home comfort matters and could be making a difference.
Their study also concluded that 80% of people who work in an environment with a dress code responded that they don’t find them useful.
So, what is work from home fashion and how has it evolved? Discover everything you need to know in this blog including some great ideas and tips to help maintain professionalism but also keep you feeling comfortable.
More people are working from home than ever before as a result of COVID-19 restrictions and businesses have come to realise that it’s a more cost-effective solution. People are therefore choosing to wear more comfortable clothing as opposed to formal office wear.
Will the pandemic cause fashion habits to change forever now that we know feeling comfortable can help us to be more productive and creative at work? Find out more about ‘How Fashion Habits Have Changed due to COVID-19’ on our blog.
Are you looking for some inspiration for your working from home style? You’ll be pleased to hear that it is possible to combine comfort with professionalism, learn how you can make it happen with our work from home fashion guide:
The pressures of looking smart and fashionable all of the time are no longer necessary. Wearing comfortable clothes that are also stylish can make you feel more relaxed and at ease thus increasing your productivity and creativeness at work.
Most employees do not mind what you wear when working from home as long as you complete your work on time. Everybody is different, some may prefer to dress smartly in a suit, shirt and tie to get them in the working mindset. Others may prefer to have a more relaxed working from home style.
It can sometimes feel difficult to get motivated, stick to a routine and come up with good ideas when working from home. However, it has been proven that wearing colourful clothing can help to brighten your mood, reduce stress/anxiety and increase creativity. Discover these 5 colourful African print shirts to wear when WFH to test the theory for yourself.
If you join regular video conferencing calls, what you wear on the top half of your body may be more important. You could wear a loose fitting, plain coloured cotton or linen shirt with comfortable sweatpants, socks, slippers or flip flops.
The type of fabrics and the fit of the clothes you choose to wear can also make a big difference to your level of comfort. Are the fabrics: soft, lightweight, a loose weave or open knit, breathable, stretchy, do they wick away moisture and dry quickly?
If you feel comfortable in what you wear then you are more likely to have less distractions when you’re trying to concentrate when working from home.
You cannot go wrong with a really comfortable, loose fitting pair of trousers. Many people prefer to wear trousers with an elasticated waistband and drawstring tie when working from home compared to trousers with a fly fastener and a belt which feels tighter and more restricting.
It’s easy to wear a pair of comfortable trousers with a matching plain coloured, stretchy, loose fitting t-shirt. You could wear a brightly coloured pair of loose fitting cotton African print trousers and a plain coloured t-shirt or top to match the colours in the pattern.
Don’t forget that accessories can really transform an outfit, making you look smarter and feel more confident when joining a video conferencing call. Accessories are an easy way to add a splash of colour to help you feel more positive and motivated.
You could even try wearing a fun necktie, bold statement jewellery, a brightly coloured neck scarf, pair of socks or vibrant headscarf. Wearing colourful accessories on your next work video call could help to brighten up your colleague’s day too!
Kitenge’s bold and vibrant African print clothing is perfect to wear whilst working from home. The luxurious and breathable 100% cotton ankara fabrics become softer after each wash.
Their men’s and women’s’ shirts, elasticated trousers and shorts can be made to measure to your exact measurements for the perfect fit and added comfort.
Kitenge currently have a great special offer, when you purchase your first made to measure shirt you can get another one for free (use code: MTMFIRST)!
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