There are many perks of being a freelancer. Not having to adhere to a dress code is one. So, wearing sweatpants and a ratty t-shirt all day long while you are hacking at your laptop seem just fine, right? Wrong. Various reports and style guides suggest that dressing for work – especially freelancing – puts you in the productive mode.
While the occasional pair of sweatpants is fine, you might want to reconsider your wardrobe choices if you work from home regularly. Wearing your power suit and heels is not expected, but a chic dress or a crisp top and pants will give a good start to the day.
Start with clean, fresh clothes every day to work your best. A freelancer has an image to uphold, after all. Research and create your pin boards to discover the latest fashion trends and experiment with your fluidly fashioned freelance style.
This guide will help build your freelance wardrobe in line with fashion trends effortlessly.
No, this does not mean those aforementioned sweatpants. Your comfort should be the priority, however that does not excuse sloppy wardrobe choices. Keep in mind the weather before dressing. Go for lightweight fluid fashion dresses or a cute casual jumpsuit, these will keep you at ease enough to focus on your work.
Mix It Up
Standing in front of your wardrobe choosing the perfect outfit every day is draining. Instead, pick wardrobe pieces that can be easily mixed and matched when you shop. A trendy top and a breezy palazzo or skirt is casual yet not too dressy, perfect for your living room. Have at least 5 pairs of clothing that can be switched up to create a different look. One of the latest fashion trends is a modish kurta paired with pants or leggings.
Choose Unstructured and Breezy
Since comfort is your first choice, opt for a chic oversized top with a skinny pair of jeans. It feels casual while not being too fussy, and is easy to carry off by most body types. An asymmetrical dress or chic t-shirt will also make you feel good and ready to battle through your deadlines.
Layer When Necessary
If you have an important Skype call or a client meeting at a coffee shop, a chic blazer would be a great add-on. It doesn’t have to be a staid suit jacket, a semi-formal blazer in neutral would suit just fine to indicate to the client that you mean business. Pair it with mid-heeled sandals or ballet flats for a perfect look.
Go For Classics
One cannot go wrong with a shirt and rightly fitted pair of blue denims. Keep a few shirts and your staple pair of denims handy. This cool casual look makes for perfectly non-sloppy daywear and will make sure you are in sync with classic fashion trends.
Accessories are a great way to liven up even a boring look. Maybe it’s a Friday and you are not feeling up to it. Slip on a statement necklace or bracelet to brighten up your mood. A comfy stole, sneakers or a light peppy shrug would do the work too. Play it up and have fun!
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