When you work from home, you have several freedoms that are usually not available when working in a traditional office. You are able to start work when the work needs you, not when you are asked to resume (the major goal for you here is to accomplish all that you need to do for that day at the appropriate time).
Another freedom you enjoy when working from home is how you choose to dress. You do not have to wear shirts and pant or suit skirts. It is left for you to decide whether certain outfits make you productive or feel comfortable.
Also, you may switch your mode of dressing between work days depending on the agenda you have for each day. E.g. you may decide to go all corporate if you have a business Skype meeting. Even in this situation, you might decide dress half corporate and half whatever you feel like as someone mentioned in the comments below.
The following are comments I gathered from my lovely connections on Instagram and Facebook group when I asked the question “should you dress corporately when working from home?” I also ran a poll and as you can see from the image below, the result is unique.
Enjoy this round up post filled with eye opening answers, some of which I find hilarious 🙂 Do not forget to drop yours in the comments section.
Pyjamas all the way!
Definitely comfy clothes 🙌🏼 but with a little effort so I feel energized
I like dressing cute because it makes me feel good and like I’m gettin’ stuff done. Does that make sense? 🙂 <3
You should dress in whatever makes you feel most confident 👌🏼
That was very disciplined of you. To be quite honest I work from home as well often and I just wear my jeans (the first sentence here was in response to my own opinion)
I used I work from home and I would get dressed but it was leggings. I wear jeans in my office now
I do work from home and most days I have full face of make up and dressed for success, keeps me going, Other days I just wear my comfy clothes hehe
I work from home a lot and actually I dont. But I should!
I don’t think it’s a requirement but it would help feeling more productive and ready to work
We think casual would be appropriate. Just get out of pajamas and yoga pants and you will find inspiration!
Hey whatever makes you happy LOL
I was always taught to dress based on where you WANT to work.
Honestly, I am quite happy working in my Pjs. 😊
yes it keeps to in the mind set
I don’t dress corporately, but I do make sure I’m fully dressed to shoes!
Yea I agree with @catamari
I think you should wear your most comfy clothes
I always do that everyday
You probably should but I hate wearing those clothes out of the house so definitely not wearing them at home!
I work from home and my answer is no, lol!
Yes I do work at home! I am also doing that everyday!
Someone once told me “Dress for success – no matter where you are.” and I try to follow it!
Lol I’d be in my Pjs all day long haha
I do a half and half kinda thing. lol. Dressy top (bc of conference calls and making videos for social media) and pajamas on bottom. 😉
I’ve got 5 kiddos at home with me. Leggnigs and T-shirts are life.👌👍
I think it depends on what you do! If you need to do conferences and video calls, definitely need to dress accordingly, if don’t then why not get comfy? 🙈🙃
Yes definitely help me get in the mode!
I’ll say do what works best for you. I’ll go for semi casual except if I’m expecting an official guest
Yes if the nature of your job requires video calls often else semi casual is fine
Yes,it’s what you do always that people will know you with.
Not unless you have a meeting
Join the conversation. Should you dress corporately when working from home?