How are you all doing during this lock down period? Now we’re adjusting to the “new normal” of staying and working at home, it’s safe to say that we’ll be attending more and more online meetings. It is becoming the norm. However, it doesn’t mean it’s always acceptable to “show up” in your pyjamas or old t-shirt. But don’t worry, because figuring out your outfits for these virtual events doesn’t have to be tricky. And of course, when you look good — you feel good too.
That being said, here are some do’s and don’ts on what to wear for your online meetings.
Do Look the Part
We’ve all heard of the saying, “dress for the part.” However, there’s so much more to this quote than making wise fashion choices, because what you wear can actually affect your performance. As explained in an article on Red magazine, your outfit can indeed have a psychological effect on you. This phenomenon is called “enclothed cognition,” which is why you may be more motivated and empowered to excel when you’re dressed in a sharp suit. You don’t exactly have to wear a blazer and tie when you’re just in your bedroom. But at the very least, wear something that doesn’t make you look like you just rolled out of bed. You can always elevate it with a classic pair of eyewear — think geometric shapes or sophisticated round frames.
Don’t Forget Accessories
An outfit isn’t really complete without wearing some accessories. This is especially true for your online meetings, since they add more character to your look (and considering the limited space you have on-screen). Case in point: this pair of yellow frames from Liebeskind Berlin will surely make a subtle, yet powerful statement. Alternatively, you can wear a trusty pair of tortoise frames, as they have a more timeless element to them. And lastly, don’t forget to try on other accessories like earrings and necklaces, too. The key thing to remember is to limit it to two pieces of accessories, so that each one can truly shine.
Do Wear Dresses
It goes without saying that things can get rather hectic at home — whether it’s attending to household chores or catching up on the latest news alert. Fortunately, a busy home life doesn’t have to get in the way of your online meeting fashion. Slipping on a breezy dress is a quick wardrobe fix if you’re looking to appear put-together in an instant. On that note, Pretty Me’s guide to the best petite dress trends recommends button-down frocks for a dainty look you can just throw on and go. Not only is it flattering for a range of body types, but it may earn you a few compliments (even if it’s just on camera). If you’re the type to prefer neutral shades, however, why not jazz it up with bright, colourful frames? Again, this adds some much-needed character and life to your screen.
Don’t Go Crazy with Prints
Everyone loves to wear funky prints every now and again, as they’re always sure head-turners. Sadly, anything too loud (like animal prints) can end up becoming a little distracting. But if you love adding some flair to your outfits, there’s no need to fret. You can instead have your prints on your frames! According to Who What Wear, the printed eyewear trend has been making waves for years — and it continues to do so until now. From cheetah patterns to polka-dots, there’s sure to be a design that will suit your taste.
Stay safe and we will all meet again.
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