Stylish at Home
I’ll admit that the last thing I want to do in the morning is jump out of bed for online classes. Even though starting my morning feels like a hassle, I agree that nothing feels better than knowing I’ve had a productive day. For me, I feel more alert and refreshed after I dress up to then proceed with my routine. Yup, that’s right – means swapping my sweatpants for either crisp jeans or a polished dress . . . all for staying home. Over-the-top? Perhaps. However, even the slightest bit of normalcy helps me adjust and adapt to learning remotely. So, it’s like the Get Up, Get Dressed campaign heard my prayers. On Instagram, I saw photos with the hashtag #getupgetdressed as women flaunted their quarantine fashion for working from home. Annabel Gatto, Suitably’s founder and CEO, started the campaign to boost our moods and show off fun pairings like “leggings and turtlenecks to blazers” (Suitably, 2020).
Of course, I had to join the bandwagon – definitely a wake up call! For my first Get Up, Get Dressed look, I decided to celebrate this warm April day with a black maxi skirt and tube top paired with dainty jewelry. This look isn’t appropriate for business casual settings but, regardless, helped me mentally prepare for my online marketing lectures!
The ankle boots and brown over-the-shoulder bag were last minute swaps. At first, I planned for white canvas sneakers and no purse. I usually go for polished layers but wanted to more of an ease and all-American feel to this look.