The pandemic has changed many things. Our outlook towards life, the way we socialise, our priorities, and even our jobs. For better or for worse, we have moved from the cubicle to the couch, board rooms giving way to Zoom meetings!
It has influenced our workwear fashion choices in a big way, and we’re here to embrace the waist-up dressing trend with open arms. With the ‘new normal’ being the scenario for the foreseeable, let’s take a look at the WFH workwear trends that are here to stay:
- Dressier tops:
Zoom calls have shifted focus on everything from the waist up. Dressier tops with detailed necklines and big, attention-grabbing, and dramatic sleeves have taken the runway by storm. Puffs, ruffles, frills, wide bell sleeves, structured shoulders, accordion sleeves – the bigger, the better! Sign up for some sleeve drama with this dusty pink crepe number from Power Sutra with cut-out neck detailing and fit and flare sleeves for a bold style statement.
- Minimal accessorising:
Accessorising seems to have taken a backseat (temporarily!), with the only exception being statement earrings and necklaces, because of the greater emphasis on the face. These statement pieces create a big impact and amp up your style game by several notches!
- Couch friendly pants:
Well, now, if it is going to be just you and your couch, wearing comfy pants is the way forward, right? Culottes are here to save the day! A stylish yet comfortable cross between skirts and pants, culottes can be very flattering when styled right. Pair them with a form-fitting top (nothing too bulky or flowy), or opt for a stylish culottes co-ord set like this sky-blue beauty from Power Sutra, and you will feel ready to power through the day!
Other styles of couch-friendly pants such as wide-legged jeans or relaxed trousers made out of lighter fabrics such as linen and cotton are as important as the statement, Zoom-friendly tops! They are comfortable and can be effortlessly worn for long hours. The fact that they are supremely chic and instantly put you in a better mood is a welcome bonus! This sage green relaxed fit cotton trousers from Power Sutra fit the bill perfectly.
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If you find Pencil Skirts comfier and stylish, we got something for you too! This Black Cotton Poplin Stretch Pencil Skirt is the one for you.
PRO Tip- Pair-up this Black Cotton Poplin Stretch Pencil Skirt with white shirt and Power Sutra’s Black Poly MossBlazer and go all black!
- Button-Down Blouses:
Along with cotton tops for women our tops collection also include premium satin and silk shirts/tops. Silk and Satin being the most desired and fashionable fabrics give an elegant touch to your outfit. They are comfortable and stylish at once and will help you turn heads wherever you go with simplicity they hold! This Silver-Grey Satin Collared Shirt from Power Sutra is perfect from desk to dinner dates.
With the line between workwear and at-home attire blurring, a strict no-leggings and no-sweatpants policy for the workday, even in the WFH scenario, can go a long way to giving your life a structure. It can make you feel ready to take on another day. The idea behind dressing up for work every day, although it is simply moving on from the bed to the couch, is to feel pulled together, even when the world seems to be falling apart.
Of course, nobody wants to put on a stiff workwear ensemble or those skinny fit jeans buried deep in your closet, but putting on a comfortable pair of trousers or skirt with a nice, dressy top and those occasional accessories has the power to give you some semblance of normalcy.