With video calls being part of the new norm, it’s important to get a video-ready work wardrobe together.
But what does that even look like?
I partnered with Seattle Gents, an influencer collective in Seattle, to share ideas on how to get ready for a day of video calls.
Use this video and post as inspiration on mixing up items in your closet differently or buying a new piece that you can wear again and again. All the clothing in this video is from Seattle Thread Company in Kirkland, WA.
Video-Ready Work Wardrobe Tip #1: Casual Doesn’t Have to Be Boring and Basic
Menswear has come a long way: you can find casual, comfortable pieces with different textures, colors, prints, stitching, and other small details. These subtle, special touches go a long way to help you feel confident in your wardrobe selection.
Video-Ready Work Wardrobe Tip #2: Add Layers to Your Look
The secret to wearing that same tee a couple of days throughout the week is pairing a light layer over it. I promise, no one will know. Layers add a sophisticated touch to an old favorite.
Video-Ready Work Wardrobe Tip #3: Try a New Print for Summer
Tired of the same plaid or stripe options? Spring and summer are the perfect time to experiment with other prints. There’s polka dots, florals of all shapes and sizes, and abstract prints as well. If you’re feeling like you need a pick-me-up print, find something new that works for you.
Video-Ready Work Wardrobe Bonus Tip: What To Wear on the Bottom
Wearing a full outfit head to toe is your best bet to feel productive and put together for the day. You don’t need to sacrifice comfort to do so. There are a lot of denim options with extra stretch for sitting for long periods of time throughout the day. I recommend trying a new denim color. A safe, overlooked neutral is a gray pant. This will match easily with many colored tops and is a step up from the faded denim options in your closet right now.
What different approach are you going to try for your work wardrobe? Let me know what your favorite tip was in the comments below, and feel free to share this post with someone you think would find this helpful.
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Have a lovely day,