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Working from home: John Douglas tips on what to wear

Hi all, we hope you’re all keeping safe and well during this strange time. Whilst fashion is probably one of the last things on your mind right now, we’re here to bring a bit of normality to your new every day. With the UK on lockdown, many of you will now be working from home. Along with keeping to your usual schedule, eating right etc., the way you dress while working from home is something to consider.

Whilst it’s easy to sit around in your PJs all day, this can affect your productivity and motivation drastically. What’s more, with social distancing in place, many of you will be involved in video calls and meetings. Dressing more professionally while you’re working than when you’re relaxing can also help maintain a sense of normality by differentiating when the workday ends.

Here at John Douglas Menswear, we think the trick is to find the balance between comfortable loungewear and work-appropriate attire. We’re certainly not suggesting you sit at home in a suit all day, but we’re here to give you some morale-boosting ideas of what to wear while working from home.

We think the trick is to find the balance between comfortable loungewear and work-appropriate attire. We’re certainly not suggesting you sit at home in a suit all day, but we’re here to give you some morale-boosting ideas of what to wear while working from home.

Business Casual:

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Not everyone is able to have a home office, so comfort can be a struggle. Whether you’re working from the sofa, dining table or have a make-shift work station, it’s important to make sure you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing. Opt for tailored basics such as slim-fitting joggers or chinos and pair with simple knitwear, open neck button-downs or plain, fitted tees.   

Best foot forward:

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Whether you’d prefer to wear casual trainers, comfy slippers or your usual work shoes, putting something on your feet can help replicate the pre-lockdown workday. It’s no secret that we’re all more productive when we’re wearing shoes, as you’re less likely to put your feet up and relax! If you’re a ‘no shoes in the house’ household, Ted Baker’s moccasin slippers are a great in-between.

Keeping Warm:

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It’s likely that all of our electricity bills will be going up while we’re all staying at home. A good quality sweater, jacket or even a scarf can help you to keep those heating costs down and help you feel more put together for the day. Replace your blazer with a well-structured cardigan for a dressed-down office look. Some of our favourites at the minute are Scotch & Soda knitwear and Barbour heritage scarves.

We can’t wait to re-open our showroom to you when it’s safe and time to do so. We’ll be ready and waiting for you on Chestergate, Macclesfield.  In the meantime, we hope you’ve enjoyed reading our pointers on how to keep looking sharp while in isolation.

See you when we can!

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