I refuse to spend my day in sweatpants.
Even when I’m working at home.
I have no dress code when I go into the office - which is obvious if you take a look at some of my co-workers - and yet I shower, do my hair, and put on makeup almost every day. And I wear jewelry.
I’m amazed how many women don’t do this. I’m even more amazed at how many women are proud of this!
Listen, I don’t want to be that girl, but when did looking like a slob become a sign of success? Why is the ability to “work in our underwear” supposed to be the ultimate level of professional achievement?
Ladies, take a shower.
Put on real pants.
And a bra.
Even if no one else sees you all day, doesn’t it make you feel better to be put together? I find that I am much more productive when I feel like I’ve officially started my day by getting dressed for it. I’m also much better prepared for surprises that might show up throughout the day - like the UPS guy.
I’m not saying we have to go back to the days of pearls and poodle skirts, but taking the time to take care of yourself is a daily reminder that you matter. Recognizing that your physical appearance is a part of that is both realistic and good for the soul. Really. I bet Oprah said that at some point and everything.
What about you?
Do you feel better when you put on real clothes, or are pants a ridiculous idea?