I‘m intrigued with the idea of minimalism. When it comes to my closet that means pairing down to the essentials.
Since running Ambitious Attire from my home office full time, the tendency is to get right to work in the easiest outfit, typically athleisure wear (full disclosure!), and my productivity suffers when changing gears to dress for clients and other business appointments.
It’s not just me either. More women are requesting my help with their work-from-home wardrobes. According to the New York Times, about 43 percent of the U.S. workforce performed some work remotely in 2016. As the lines blur between work and home life, wardrobe management becomes a critical aspect of that lifestyle.
Take political candidate Cynthia Nixon, the Sex In The City actress known as Miranda Hobbes. Nixon tells Elle Magazine in this month’s issue that there are only two things she’s regretted about being public with her personal life since running for New York Governor, and one is wishing she’d picked out what she was going to wear a little more carefully before leaving the house.
A capsule wardrobe is a great solution to dress for your work life with minimal time and effort. I tried a capsule wardrobe on myself this summer, and here’s a simple formula to create a simple work capsule for yourself.
First, here is the summer capsule work wardrobe I came up with: