|1930s housewear. Nice!|
As a precaution, the firm I work for has asked us all to work from home for the next fortnight, which is no problem for me as I do it about once a week. It's good for my anxiety to have a break from the noise of the office and just to be able to get my head down without noise or distractions. However, it's fair to say I let myself go a bit on the days I'm working from home. I do get dressed, but probably not as nicely as I do for work – trousers and a simple top mainly – and I don't tend to bother with makeup unless I know I've got a Google Hangout planned. It makes me respect the glamorous home-based bloggers I know all the more.
Of course, women in the past weren't much different from us today; they didn't dress from the nines when they were at home alone. If you're doing housework you don't want to spoil your nice clothes (and clothes were comparatively more expensive decades ago, and laundry a more complex thing), hence housecoats. They were cheerful, not unattractive, but made from robust, easily washable fabric. I tend to shy away from buying vintage ones because they often have zip fronts and I'm not a fan of that.
|My old Swirl!|
Part of me's thinking about making a walk-away for my days working from home, but given what I like to wear, and what's on my 2020 Make Nine list, I think a better option might be that beach pyjama outfit I've already got a pattern for. Still trousers and a simple top, just a tad more glamorous. What do you reckon? What do you like to wear if/when working from home?