We’ve addressed the issue of “what to wear” when you’re freelancing before, but here’s a hysterical repost from web copywriter, Deidre Rienzo on the Marketing Mix Blog, in case you missed it.
Sometimes, when the doorbell rings, I’m afraid it’s going to be Clinton and Stacy from TLC’s What Not to Wear.
So far, it’s just been the postman and canvassing politicians, but if the fashion police did show up, I wouldn’t be surprised.
My work attire leaves much to be desired. And I can’t pretend it’s okay anymore.
I hit a new low last week; I must admit my secret. Hopefully it’s the first step to recovery. Last week, I went to the supermarket in my pajamas. Yes, PAJAMAS. The pajama pants were black, but they had pink lace trimming, which I simply tucked inside my Uggs.
I put a jacket on over my pajama top, and left the house.
Once I got to the main road, I realized this was serious. I was in my pajamas! There was no slumber party at the supermarket. I had no excuse. I didn’t even have the flu and find myself in desperate need of medicine while being too feverish to change. I actually chose to go outside in my pajamas.
It’s hard to fess up to.
Today it really hit home. I went over to see my neighbor who just had a new baby a week ago. She was sitting around her house in a cute sweater and jeans.
I looked down at my hoodie sweatshirt (that I had elegantly paired with yoga pants and Uggs in the usual way) and realized that the orange hoodie was tie-dyed blue from a pair of socks it had been washed with. My neighbor, whose baby had just thrown up on her, looked so much better than I did.
I know it’s time to change my ways. I’ve gotten rid of all of my old hoodies and ragged t-shirts. I’m wearing jeans today. Maybe yoga pants are just for yoga after all? (Can I at least wear them on Fridays?)
Tomorrow I’m going on a mini shopping spree to purchase new clothes. I’m thinking cardigans, long sleeved t-shirts, and another pair of jeans.
Any advice for work at home wear that won’t get me arrested?
Any work-from-home fashion faux pas to share?
BTW: Deidre will be dressed appropriately when she gets to Chicago for the Creative Freelancer Conference, June 23-24. Won’t you join her there? Get the early bird deadline if you sign up before April 1.