Working from home is something I always craved for when I was living the office life. I was always so jealous of friends who worked at progressive companies that gave their employees every other Friday or even the flexibility to work from home every week.
However, now I get distracted by one of my favourite past times which is staring at the fridge and wondering what to eat. Whenever I manage to peel myself away from my “home office”, otherwise known as my dining table, I do have to make myself semi-presentable for meetings, catch-ups and coffee dates.
The dress code at my old job was pretty formal, not in the suit and tie sense but you were expected to look your best. Hair done, makeup on point, latest handbag (check) and a great outfit. The generous staff discount made this somewhat achievable without spending all your rent money (got pretty close though more than once).
One of the best pieces of advice I got early on in my career was dress for the job you want, not the job you have. I believe in this in a much broader sense too, in that you should picture your goals and where you want to be and visualize yourself in already in that place.
But I digress, what I meant to say was basically we couldn’t wear jeans. This was one of the only things that annoyed me about my old job. I’m a jeans girl, I own an embarrassing number of jeans even though I probably wear about three pairs on rotation. So now that I work for myself darn it I’m wearing jeans to meetings and not feeling bad about it.
The trick is always in how you style it and how you carry yourself. Here I’ve paired my trusty Grlfriend jeans with a classic wool blazer and heels. Belting the blazer at the waist and a sheer bodysuit underneath really updates this look. A great handbag on your arm also helps!
This one is vintage Fendi from my Mum. She spent the early 2000s amassing quite the collection of these back when they were first introduced to the collection. You can find similar ones for a pretty good price at Vestiaire Collective.
As always, the most important thing is how you carry yourself. Presenting yourself with confidence and purpose is so important. For me, I always feel my best when I look my best especially in a great pair of jeans.