With WFH (working from home) becoming the new norm, here are some rules you must remember to make you look and feel better.
Aashna Shroff / social media influencers
“Get dressed quickly. When working from home it’s easy to be lazy and lack motivation. So, getting dressed and ready before 10 am prepares me to start my work day and I can focus and be more productive!”
See 1: Shirt, Nocheé Vida from Nykaa Fashion; earrings, H&M; jeans, Zara; pay attention, Daniel Wellington; Bracelets, Outhouse Jewelry; Look2: Clothes, H&M; earrings, ASOS; look, Vintage Cartier
Rule # 1: How to make stylish pajama tops
“This look is the perfect combination of pajamas and business meaning,” said social media influencer Aashna Shroff. “Because I ideally wear a shirt and jeans for meetings if I step out, my home version is these pajamas on top of a cute bralette instead,” he added.
Experts speak: “Combining your satin night shirt with jeans to work from home but leaving the middle part hair semi-formal, makes a cool blend of comfort and creative style. Raise your fusion look with good lipstick, “said celebrity stylist Amy Billimoria.
Rule # 2: Change loung clothes into work clothes
“When I’m not in the mood for jeans, there’s always oungewear!” Aashna said. “This cute gray set is super thin and airy, but it is also flattering and makes me enjoy the convenience of working from home without wearing pajamas! Some silver accessories bring everything together, “he added.
Expert talk: “Loungewear is ideal when you have the luxury of working in the comfort of your bed and want to only send emails etc. Take a printed scarf or cravat and you are ready for a video conference!” said Amy.
Pooja Makhija/ Celebrity nutritionist
“Remember to be yourself when you dress up, so you feel like you are the best and not like the trend you chose”
Look1: Top, Mango; skirt, Zara; shoes, Converse; belt, Gucci; pendant: Van Cleef; frame, Tom Ford; the ring, Farah Khan; See 2: Dresses, Micheal Kors; footwear, from Mykonos; pendants, Bansi Mehta; the ring, Farah Khan; hair bands, Accessorize
RULE # 3: Even at home, don’t forget your shoes
“Comfort precedes style for me and so I wear something like a pink striped shirt with a cool white denim skirt, belts and shoes and I keep the accessories minimum,” he added.
Experts speak: “Wearing a loose shirt that is comfortable when working from home is a good idea, but it’s best to pair it with a pair of loose palazzo or stretch denim because it provides more comfort when you sit on a sofa or bed,” Amy Billimoria said.
RULE # 4: How to maximize breezy breezy
“Long tube dresses are the easiest to style up or down depending on the occasion,” Pooja felt. Here she arranges a beautiful, clean white dress with fine metallic jewelry and unique sandals chosen from a vacation in Mykonos, Greece. “Beautiful hair ties and a little pink lip color create a cool and perfect beach atmosphere when working from home,” Pooja said.
Experts speak: “A tube dress makes you feel sick even though you are alone and this helps you sit easily, fold your legs, be on a laptop, or have a video conference. Enliven it by having a cool hair style or just by applying a little bit to your lips, “suggested Amy.
Surabhi Sehgal /Stylist & recipe developer
“Pair your office-from-home clothing with statement jewelry to add a little drama”
See 1: Skirt, Forever New; above, H&M; shrug, Zara; shoes: Dune; the ring, Suhani Pittie; See 2: Skirts, Guess; above, Zara; shrug, Benetton; shoes, Charles & Keith
Rule # 5: Make chiffon-class online meetings and shrug
“I wore a simple black skirt, a red chiffon sleeveless top and shrugged my black shoulders for video calls and meetings. It looks stylish, unpretentious but not too stylish, “said Surabhi Sehgal food stylist. “Black stretchable skirts, loose tops and shrugs instead of business jackets, make it comfortable to work from home. “The top can be changed and the same skirt and shoulders can be used on other days for a different look,” he explained.
Experts speak: “When appearing formal in this look, remember more for accessories. Dress up with a scarf and keep the make-up up, “says fashion designer Nachiket Barve.
RULE # 6: Maintain morale even in monocrats
“This classic timeless and black and white look is comfortable enough to relax and professional enough for business calls and online work sessions,” Surabhi said and added how a long shrug can add an element of pleasure to the classic and simple look.
Experts speak: “To maximize this very graphic and elegant appearance, just put a necklace around your neck when you sit for online work sessions,” Nachiket suggested.
Bahaar Dhawan Rohatgi / Artist and lawyer
“Try to see that part if you want to feel that part!
See 1: Dress, Papa Don’t Preach; See 2: Top, Top Shop; shoes, Charles and Keith
Rule # 7: Candy colors for a cheerful face
“Rolling out of bed and sitting at my desk means productivity is reduced. So I slipped into a dress with thick prints and candy colors because they immediately made you rise and shine! “said artist and lawyer Bahaar Dhawan Rohatgi.
Expert talk: “This summer dress is perfect for an online zoom party, which is the only way you can party at this quarantine hour. All you need is a headband and flower bracelets, “said the fashion designer Jenjum Gadi.
Rule # 8: Work these comfiest jeans a little harder
“I pair jeans with a camisole and wear a jacket for a semi-formal appearance. My platform heels are useful for painting larger works, “said Bahaar. “This is not a commotion, but it looks professional when I am now juggling between being a consultant, researcher and artist.”
Expert Speak: “Perfect outfit to make your insta cooking story or any story! Choose a flat to feel more comfortable,” Jenjum said.
Ayesha Castle / Architect
“Wear loose and comfortable clothing that makes you comfortable at work and throws accessories to make sure you are ready for office video calls anytime!”
Look1: Twin set, Zara; necklace, Curio Cottage; pay attention, Cartier; See 2: Shirts, Official Genes; shorts, topshop; sandals, Valentino; bracelet, BottegaVeneta
Rule # 9: Embrace casually
“I wear a set of loungewear because it is very suitable for working from home. This is because soft cloth doesn’t break even when you sit with your feet raised! “said Ayesha, an architect.” Throw a funny long necklace and prepare Zoom at home with friends or colleagues! “A smile smiled.
Experts speak: “This appearance is the easiest to dress or not with accessories. Add a neckpiece or curtain scarf to inject a little interest and color to the display, “said stylist Rishi Raj.
RULE # 10: Long and short from wearing shorts
“I pair a windy shirt with tailored shorts, the best especially when you are working outdoors! Swap the look of shirts and full pants for the casual version of your usual office attire, “Ayesha suggested.
Experts speak: “Be careful where you sit because the original white shorts tend to be easily stained. Also, make sure your camera frame only covers the top for work calls, “Rishi recommends.
Anam Mirza /Stylists & entrepreneurs
“Stay away from something strict. Loose clothes keep comfort intact and your mind comfortable for a productive and smooth work day at home. “
See 1: Dress, Zara; footwear, Valentino; clip, Zara; See 2: Above, Zara; shoes, Participants; jeans, American Eagle
RULE # 11 : Fill the room with roomy dress
“Oversized T-shirt dresses are perfect for working from home. I pair it with the Valentino slider, which is very comfortable, “said stylist Anam Mirza. “I have accessed it with two clips and now I am ready for a meeting with clients at Zoom!” he shares.
Experts speak: “To make it more functional, add a slim / wide belt to stick to the waist and give a sharper silhouette outfit,” said celebrity stylist Rishi Raj.
Rule # 12: COMPLETE LOOKS WITH CHEERFUL FOOTWEAR
“When I wear jeans and tops that are comfortable and relaxed, my shoes are formal from the front, open from the back and they are very comfortable. This is the ideal display for me to sit in my home office, “Anam said.
Experts speak: “While jeans are an option when we want to feel relaxed and casual, they tend to lose shape when the day is open. So go for denim pants that remain comfortable whether you sit cross-legged or in a chair, “advises Rishi.
Namrata Purohit / Fitness trainer
“A pair of circles and high ponies look good in active clothing”
See 1: Crop top, tight pants and sneakers, Reebok; See 2: Tights and top, Reebok; watch, Apple; sunglasses, Versace
Rule # 13: Use active clothing, to motivate movement
“I pair color tights with a white porcelain top and keep an organized look with sneakers for a full day of activity and rejuvenation,” says fitness expert Namrata Purohit.
Expert talk: “If you like to wear sports clothes, this look is ideal when interacting with friends from your home from a distance. To add a touch of formal touch to a girlfriend’s jacket or bomber jacket or sweater, “said fashion designer Nachiket Barve.
Rule # 14: Keep calm in neutral colors and color blocks
“Choose bright colors for your active clothing, pair with smart accessories and statement jewelry to work in your garden or balcony or make the most of your YouTube training session,” Namrata said.
The expert spoke: “Bright color works for all body types. Just skip the accessories, tie the hair, and make the makeup stay natural, “said Nachiket.