I spend a good amount of the working week out and about with clients and scouting retail stores. But I also spend a portion of my time working from home writing content for YLF and participating in the forum.
My work from home days take one of two forms:
- Part of the day at home and part of the day with a client
- Working at home the whole day
In the first case, I shower, put on a work outfit and leave off the shoes until I venture out because I prefer to wear slippers at home. That means that I work at my computer in my work outfit until I see a client. My dress code is usually smart casual or business casual depending on the client and my morning mood.
In the second case, when I’m not venturing out, I’ll still shower first thing and put on a work outfit, but it’s usually smart casual. I am NOT comfortable working at my computer in lounge clothes. It stifles my creativity and productivity. YLF work at home is just as important as working with clients and I need to feel well put together when I sit at my computer.
How you choose to dress when you work at home is really a matter of personal preference. For example, Greg who works from home frequently, feels perfectly fine in his very casual T-shirt and jeans (or shorts). Unlike his wife!
A few years ago I wrote a post on looking fab when you work from home and I still feel the same way. I suggested a comfortable and relatively casual, yet put together look that’s not your sweats. I choose to look a little dressier than these suggestions when I work from home for the reasons that I mentioned above. But that doesn’t mean that you have to. If you’re really productive wearing sweet sweats while you work from home – then that works too. The productivity is the important thing. Just remember to change when you nip out for a break or errand during the day.
What is your work from home style?