We are so pleased to present a guest blog from Carrie Hagee, Storyteller Stylist! Please enjoy and a big “thank you” to her!
5 Styling Tips to Help You Adjust to Working from Home
The Covid-19 pandemic has turned everyday life upside down. Suddenly, we are all confined to our homes, baking chocolate chip cookies and working from home connecting with our co-workers on Zoom or WebEx. All while our kids are in the background trying to stab each other with markers.
And when you finally get a quiet five minutes to yourself, it feels like everyone on social media is telling you how you should spend your time. Learn Spanish! Take up oil painting! Learn how to run 5 miles in 5 days! When the choice is between writing that novel or watching a Grey’s Anatomy marathon, Netflix generally wins, right?
If you feel as stir crazy and cautious as I do, I know you are craving comfort and space to breathe. I am finding it helpful to focus on the things that make me feel good – quality time with family, writing in my gratitude journal, and a slower pace of life.
But do you know the big thing that really boosts my mood and gives me a sense of control in all this uncertainty? Putting my pajamas in the hamper in the morning and wearing clothes that brighten my day and make me feel like ME again.
I am not suggesting you wear a snazzy suit and heels around the house but sticking to your authentic style with a comfortable work-from-home wardrobe really keeps the Corona blues at bay. Plus, I believe it is important to continue to be presentable while conducting video conferencing for work. Because let’s face it, working from home is still working!
If working from home is something new for you, I want to provide some work from home styling tips to help you adjust:
Women all over the world are trying to manage this crisis, and it challenges each of us in different ways. But we are all united in getting through this experience, and I hope you will keep smiling – and styling – as much as you are able to. Remember to be kind and patient with yourself. You are doing a great job managing it all!
(Carrie is shown in “The Michele,” the A-Line style, with her choices of black, diamond neckline, 3/4 sleeve, short length)