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How To Look Elegant At Home

13 SEPTEMBER / 2023 / 07:12

Spending more time at home can be comfortable, but it's easy to fall into a relaxed style of dressing. Looking elegant at home is a popular topic, and in this article, I'll be sharing my personal tips and recommendations that I use to maintain a sense of elegance while working from home.


While these tips are not rules, I have found them to be effective in helping me strike a balance between being in work mode and being in a relaxed home environment. So, if you're looking to add a touch of elegance to your work-from-home routine, then keep reading.


1. The Power of a Morning Shower


Starting your day with a shower is a simple yet effective way to kick off your morning routine. Beyond the hygienic benefits, taking a shower can help relax the mind and spark creativity. For the author, showering multiple times a day is necessary to clear their thoughts and generate new ideas. By starting your day with a shower, you can put yourself in a productive mindset and prepare to conquer the day ahead.


2. The Importance of Grooming at Home


Working from home provides the luxury of time to pamper yourself with a grooming routine. Applying body creams and lotions while your skin is still damp from a shower can nourish and hydrate your skin. By timing yourself and establishing a routine, you can quickly and easily groom yourself each morning, leaving you feeling elegant and well-prepared for the day ahead.


3. The Power of Minimal Makeup


Applying minimal makeup can enhance your natural beauty and boost your confidence, even when working from home. By taking care of your skin and enhancing your strong features, you can feel powerful and elegant. For the author, minimal makeup includes concealer, mascara, eyebrow brush, and lip gloss. By embodying the power of minimal makeup, you can look and feel your best, even when at home.


4. The Importance of Fragrance in Feeling Elegant at Home


One of the personal tips that I use to feel elegant at home is by using fragrance. As someone who is very into scents, I have scented candles, incense sticks, and a specific perfume that I have been using for over 10 years.


The right fragrance can put me into the mood of feeling like I'm stepping outside, even though I'm working from home. I also use essential oils like eucalyptus, orange, and sandalwood to create a work mode mindset. By enhancing the smell of my home and workspace, I feel surrounded by an aura of elegance.


5. The Importance of Distinguishing Loungewear and Pyjamas


Another tip to feel elegant at home is to distinguish between loungewear and pyjamas. Pyjamas are for sleeping, whereas loungewear is for when you've stepped out of bed. It's important to have separate wardrobes for the two, so you can easily switch between lounging and working modes.


When I'm working from home, I change into a dress, shirt and skirt, or jeans depending on my meetings that day. Clothing plays a crucial role in putting us into a certain mindset, and distinguishing between loungewear and pyjamas is essential to feel elegant at home.


6. The Importance of a Clean and Fitting Home Wardrobe


Creating a separate wardrobe for loungewear is not enough; the clothes must also be clean and fitting. Discard anything that is discoloured, stained, or no longer fits properly. Investing in affordable clothes for loungewear is recommended, as it can get stained easily from cooking or running around with kids. For clothes that need to be washed often, it's better to choose something that doesn't have to be expensive. By creating a new home wardrobe, you can always feel elegant and well-groomed.


7. Importance of Shoes in Feeling Elegant at Home


Wearing shoes at home can be essential to feeling professional, even when working from home. Shoes complete an overall look and help you feel a certain way. It's recommended to clean the bottoms of shoes after wearing them outside for hygiene purposes, but investing in a pair of shoes with heels or flats that are only worn at home is also an option. Shoes can also be important when entertaining guests at home, as flats or heels can make a difference in overall presentation compared to slippers.


8. Create an Inspiring Workspace


Designating a specific workspace at home can help boost productivity and promote a sense of professionalism and elegance. Creating an inspiring and well-designed workspace can be achieved by adding personal touches, such as flowers, candles, and other items that bring joy and inspiration.


Even with limited space, a designated workspace can be created by using a particular table or area in the home. By setting up this space for work and decorating it in an inspiring way, it becomes easier to shift into a work mindset and maintain boundaries between work and home life. Creating an elegant workspace is essential for those who work from home to feel put together and productive throughout the day.