Back in the day when I worked in an office setting, I had to wear business casual outfits. Unfortunately, this meant a lot of tailored pants, button-down shirts, blazers, and heels. And while I felt like I looked somewhat fashionable, it wasn’t always comfortable or what I preferred to wear. Did I mention, that I spent a TON of money on dry cleaning and clothing, and the clothes I bought for work, I didn’t even want to wear on the weekends?!
Wearing what you want, when you want, it’s just one of the many perks of working from home. But just because you can wear PJs or yoga pants every day — doesn’t mean you should. In fact, it’s been documented over and over again, the better you look, the better you feel, the better you perform.
Your appearance plays a huge role in your productivity and how much you earn — yes, you read that right. In fact, in Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers, she says, “About 55% of your credibility comes from how you look.” Not only that, dressing up improves your mood, it makes a good first impression, and it gives you a confidence boost.
So what should you wear when you work from home?
Something I like to call, functional fashion. Clothes are versatile, comfortable, and you LOVE to wear them. One brand that has perfected this style is cabi. Cabi pieces can be easily dressed up for a client meeting or conference or toned down for a busy day at your home office.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with cabi, they are a direct sales company that offers in-home “fashion experiences” as well as a home-based business opportunity for women. Besides launching their new collections twice a year, they also come out with a mid-season, limited edition collection – which I was able to try out.
From the Welcome Warmth collection, I received the Easy Hoodie and Leggings, as well as the Juliet Puffer vest. The Easy Hoodie and Legging combo is not only super comfortable; it makes you look put together too. Both are lightweight and can be easily matched with other key pieces in your wardrobe.
The Juliet Puffer vest is so stylish and fun, and it can be mixed and matched with so many different colors and styles.
Items from cabi are sold through independent stylists, so if you’re interested in grabbing some of these pieces off of the fall line, you can sign up here to host a show. Plus, when you sign up to host a show, for every $250 that is spent you’ll earn one item at 50% off of the retail price. And for every $500 that is spent you’ll earn $15 in cabi dollars.
Besides creating fabulous clothing, cabi offers a home business opportunity for women. With cabi you can earn money in three different ways:
1) Earn 25% to 33% commission on all items you sell.
2) Build a team and earn additional commission on items your team sells.
3) Sell your inventory at the end of the season for 50% off.
You can learn more about their home-based career opportunity here.
What sorts of outfits do you wear when you're working from home?
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Holly Reisem Hanna is the publisher and founder of The Work at Home Woman, which has been helping individuals find remote careers and businesses that feed their souls since 2009. Through her unconventional career path of holding over 30 jobs and obtaining two college degrees, she’s been able to figure out how to find a career path that you’re truly passionate about. Holly’s had the pleasure of sharing her expertise on sites like CNN, MSN Money, Huffington Post, Woman’s Day Magazine, as well as being recognized by Forbes as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career.” Holly resides in Austin, Texas, with her husband and daughter and enjoys reading, traveling, and yoga.
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