Home Office Style: Two Reasons Not to Wear Pajamas

Think all those telecommuters are working from home in coffee-stained PJs and bunny slippers? Think again.

Dressing for success isn’t just for corporate settings. Women working from home have something to gain from putting on real clothes, too: productivity and efficiency.

A study from professors at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University found when research subjects wore a scientist’s or medical doctor’s white coat, they performed better.

The subjects wearing the lab coats &#8211 typically associated with care and attentiveness &#8211 made about half as many errors as their peers.

Dressing for success isn’t just for corporate settings.

How to remain comfortable and look chic while doing business at home?

Try colored jeans with a sleeveless blouse and lightweight printed scarf. Or a structured blazer paired with printed shorts for another great fall look.

Maxi skirts paired with a fitted sleeveless top are also cute and comfy and can be easily dressed up with a short jacket.

Fashion and function can combine for a successful workday, every day!

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By Dhinora M.

Dhinora is a styling expert and Head of Casual at New York & Company.

“Success breeds confidence.” Beryl Markham

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