Do Clothes Even Matter When We’re Working From Home?

Lauren Adhav, Rachel Torgerson
Photo credit: Gergana Ivanova, @fashionismyfortee - Instagram
Photo credit: Gergana Ivanova, @fashionismyfortee - Instagram

From Cosmopolitan

Clothes Who?: Lauren Adhav, Associate Fashion Editor

Photo credit: Ruben Chamorro
Photo credit: Ruben Chamorro

Personally, I can’t be bothered with “real” clothes anymore. ~Enticing~ visual for ya: bright-green socks with black sweats and an extremely large hoodie. That’s what I’ve worn for five days straight, and I’ve gotta tell you, I’ve never felt more like…Elizabeth Holmes (but, like, an honest Elizabeth Holmes). Or, fine, Steve Jobs. My point is, these ppl were on to something. It’s frankly amazing how much brainpower I’ve saved by adopting a comfy daily uniform. I know we’ve all read this before, but actually trying it—and seeing just how time-consuming my pre-pandemic style was—is kind of mind-blowing. Critics, I hear you: Yes, I’m a fashion editor, and yes, I have nothing but time rn. But I’d just so much rather spend the five mins it’d take to figure out “Does this striped shirt *really* go with these checkered pants?” on playing Animal Crossing (don’t tell me that’s not worth my brainpower). I’m 94 percent sure this mood will pass when we can go out into the world again, but for now, I’m loving not giving a shit about looking decent.


#OOTD All the Way: Rachel Torgerson, Senior Fashion Editor

Photo credit: Ruben Chamorro
Photo credit: Ruben Chamorro

There are absolutely more pressing matters than fashion atm, but for me, it’s still pretty damn important. Wearing a cute sundress reminds me that it’s Tuesday, not Wednesday (can’t tell you about the month though, lol), and gives me the illusion of normalcy. Clothes are, of course, an expression of who we are—arguably one of the more vital things to remember now—not just to the world but also to ourselves. They’re a legit comfort too. Put on that sweater your mom got you and instantly recall how nice it was the last time you hugged. Button up the blouse from the great first date and be transported to the hilarious convo you had. You get the idea. So while ofc I’ve been lounging in my fair share of leggings, I’ve tried to be more intentional overall: pairing boilersuits with chunky earrings, mixing glasses chains with tie-dye sweat sets, slipping into sentimental tees, and, yeah, sporting minis with knee-high boots (esp on Fridays for wine o’clock). You will not catch me in jeans tho—tried a real waistband once and regretted it immediately.

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