With most of us working from home these days, it can be tempting to let go of ourselves and relax completely (read: live in our PJs). But when it comes to work calls, that’s no excuse to show up looking like you’ve just rolled out of bed – even if you did.
Below, find a few easy tips on how to “power dress” when working from home, even if it’s just from the waist up.
For those Zoom meetings, throw on a blazer over a comfy t-shirt to instantly elevate your look. Feeling extra powerful? Choose a boxy silhouette with padded shoulders, like this blazer from London-based clothing label, Cefinn. Tip: Add bright and bold colours to really make a statement.
Keep things crisp and clean
Keep things crisp in a classic white button-down – a fashion staple that everyone should have in their everyday wardrobe. Try an oversize, loose fit like this one from Swedish fashion brand, Weekday, to show that you’re professional but still laidback.
Wear a statement accessory
Rocking a messy bun or perennial bed head? Brush up and finish your look with a stylish accessory, like this velour Versace headband with two golden safety pins.
Keep colours simple
Don’t be that person on the call in the crazy colours. Sticking to monotone or simple colours is an easy way to keep things chic and classy. This fitted jumpsuit from luxe Australian brand Zimmermann in textured crepe with an asymmetric shoulder strap will definitely make you stand out in your next Zoom meeting.
Dress it up
Yes, you’re at home, but when else are you going to wear that fancy evening dress? If you’ve got a classic black dress like this halterneck satin top by Ellery, show off your confident self by wearing it on your next call (and let the compliments roll in).
At the end of the day, power dressing is all about being your most authentic self, so wear whatever makes you feel most happy, confident and motivated.