How to Maintain Your Style and Wardrobe As a Work At Home Mom
I know what you're thinking. “Why in the world would I put on a complete ‘put -together’ outfit when I'm not going anywhere special. What a waste!” Well, let me tell you something honey, when you lounge around in sweats and pajamas all day while you work, you're doing a disservice to yourself and your business.
IF YOU WANT TO BE THE BOSS, YOU HAVE TO DRESS LIKE THE BOSS
If you work from home and wear pajamas all day, the image you are portraying is ....wait for it... laziness! When you don't dress for the job, you're not giving yourself or your business the full respect it deserves.
Trust me, I’m a work at home mom of a very busy two year old. Just like every other mama, I have my days when I can barely find the time to take a shower, and I’m still wearing my the outfit from the day before. So I can totally relate to the #WAHMstruggle. But, I notice that while I work, my self-confidence starts to plummet which has an effect on my work.
On the other hand, when I put a look together for the day and put on a little makeup, I feel so much more boss! When you look good, you feel good, therefore you start to confidently produce your best work. If you want to demand respect as an entrepreneur and for your brand, you have to look like you can be taken seriously as a professional.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN COME UP
Getting dressed in the morning helps you get into work mode, shows respect for your career, and allows you to leave the house for a coffee run, or a meeting, etc. No, I'm not saying you have to put on a tailored pant suit, and dress to the nines. But, keep it cute, casual, and comfortable. Make an excuse to leave the house, grab a coffee, go out for lunch, hop on Facebook live, or take a meeting outside of your home, so it doesn't feel like you're "wasting" an outfit.
Most women who work from home rarely go shopping. Why?
Because they feel as though they don't have a reason to.
But, they do!
You have to go out into the world at some point, right? Be prepared!
Go shopping and treat yourself to a few pieces that will make you jump out of bed, get dressed, and start your hustle towards your dreams and goals (or you can hire a wardrobe consultant, like me, to save you some time and do the hard work for you). It’s certainly possible to balance professionalism with comfort all while maintaining a polished look.
'Cause who wants to be uncomfortable in their own house, right?
CREATE A CAPSULE WARDROBE
A capsule wardrobe or a capsule collection consists of staple pieces in coordinating colors, usually 30 items or less, including shoes and accessories. As a work at home mom there are so many benefits to creating a capsule wardrobe for your busy lifestyle. It’s all about practicality.
A capsule wardrobe is much easier to plan which makes it a great first step for those that are ready to start their wardrobe from scratch.
You’ll know what’s in your closet and it will be easier for you to style and coordinate looks for the week. Whether you have a meeting, you’re picking up the kids from school, or you’re packing for a conference, you’ll know what to wear.
You’ll save money knowing you have a set number of pieces to invest in (quality over quantity) and it will decrease the chances of you making unnecessary impulse purchases.
Less clothes = less clutter, you’ll have a clear idea of what’s in your closet so you can quickly put together a well-styled outfit, without having to think so hard about it.
A capsule wardrobe frees yourself from the daily “I have nothing to wear.” dilemma.
A capsule wardrobe creates more time and energy for what really matters. That means more time to work on your goals and take care of your family. And less time spent shopping and deciding what to wear. More money for our dreams and helping others, and less money spent on clothes that never get worn.
THE WORK AT HOME BOSS LADY ESSENTIALS.
small dainty jewelry
Great fitting/quality tees
a casual blouse
denim in different colors
Even as a mom, you can still create a strong personal brand with your personal style. Show the world how awesome you are with the clothes that you wear every single day.
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With a keen eye for style and detail, Tori B., is a newcomer fashion editor and wardrobe stylist shaping the way women dress and perceive themselves in a revolutionary way. From designing unique wardrobes tailored to any woman's lifestyle; to producing cutting-edge editorials and lookbooks for emerging and established retailers and designers; and overseeing every detail of her fashion media site, The Stylette---Tori B. is making a name for herself in the fashion industry. Tori takes her vast knowledge of fashion and style and teaches other women how to define, discover, and elevate their style. She creates an easy step-by-step process for creating a wardrobe and versatile looks that tailor to her clients' lifestyle, budget, and personality. Tori B. has a unique way of changing how women look at themselves, therefore bringing out the best in themselves. You can connect with her on Style By Tori B, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.