COVID-19 has dramatically shifted how we work. These changes have been so profound, that they’ve taken conversations away from important topics that once dominated the workplace—from female empowerment and feminism to equal opportunity. And whether you’re an entrepreneur or a working professional, chances are you’re already experiencing the countless stressors of remote working, virtual meetings, and the many challenges of keeping businesses afloat. So, it’s never been more important to keep your spirits high and remain focused without allowing externalities to take over.
Dressing up and taking charge of your wardrobe is one of the easiest ways to achieve this. It can provide an instant boost of happiness and make you feel confident and empowered again. So, it’s time to let go of your sweatpants and create a new normal that’s infused with positivity and style.
Get creative on a budget
With the financial setbacks and economic uncertainties experienced during the pandemic times, it’s natural to cut back on expenses, often starting with clothes and accessories. But you can still glam up using your existing wardrobe with the help of some creative inspirations.
So, now is the time to go through your closet and uncover those hidden gems. Try mix-and-match styles, combining the old with the new. Try dopamine dressing with some bright bold colours. Get creative and upcycle long-forgotten clothes. It won’t just cheer you up, but will also take your mind off the general sense of gloom dominating lives right now.
Make use of seasonal sales
After a long bout of pandemic-led slowdowns, retailers are vying for more business with countless promotions to entice customers. So, if budgets permit, this is an excellent time to pick up a few bargains. Besides, shopping has its therapeutic benefits and can provide a much-needed diversion to ease stress and anxiety. And it’s not simply about what you buy either. The entire experience of shopping can have many positive effects. It could be just what you need to lighten up the mood and treat yourself to something nice.
Glam up in style
Your hair, makeup, and accessories are equally important for a complete look. If you have long forgotten how you styled your hair or glammed up in makeup, it’s about time you bring them back into your life. Make grooming and skincare important parts of your daily routine. Give yourself a manicure or a home-made facial. After all, dressing up is not just about your clothes. All these simple steps will help provide an instant boost to your style and confidence.
The bottom line is, you don’t need to wait for the return of pre-COVID normalcy to look and dress smart. During a time of elevated stress, anxiety, and worry, dressing your best could be the simple solution you’ve been searching for all along to feel confident and empowered again. So, style up and spark some joy for yourself and those around you.