Going Back To Work After Lockdown- Sorting Out What To Wear

What to wear? It's a question many people ask themselves when they are about to head back to the office after being at home for more than a year. After staying in your Pyjamas for more than a year, it is time to think about what to wear to work again. Does it seem to be a tedious task? How to switch from a comfortable at-home wardrobe to clothing that can be worn around your boss? How to dress up for meetings which are no longer on zoom? Don't worry! Bow & Square has plenty of stylish yet comfortable workwear ideas that have been tested by professionals just like you- and we think they'll do the trick!

Beat the Monday Blues

The only way to remain undeterred by pending tasks and start the first day of the week on a good note is by dressing impeccably. Get hold of stunning collared giza cotton shirts - the highest quality of cotton that will keep you relaxed all day. Go for a full-sleeves navy blue shirt and pair it with well-fitted grey or camel dress pants that will make for a charming outfit. If you are thinking of a button-up shirt, make sure the one you wear is tailored to perfection and fits you like a glove.

Dress Down for Casual Fridays

Casual office days give you more room to breathe and let you create a unique identity through your style. Define your cool but firm work mindset with a sober Linen Workation Shirt – a perfect blend of a kurta and a shirt. An excellent choice for casual workdays, outings and family gatherings. Linen is a natural fabric made from the fibers of the flax plant which has a cooling effect on the skin. Hence a linen shirt is more breathable and sustainable as compared to a regular cotton shirt or a t-shirt.

It is better to opt for muted and earthy colours even on casual days to appear more professional at the workplace. Put together a tortilla brown or a lemon grass linen shirt with a pair of charcoal black linen pants for a complete urbane look.


The Ideal Business Casual Outfit

Thanks to the changing work culture, very few workplaces are strict about their dressing policy. With a few tweaks to your formal outfit, you can put together a charming business casual attire that adapts effortlessly to all settings. Be it formal or casual, you can never go wrong with a classic button-up shirt. Think out of the ordinary and pick a printed shirt with subtle designs mingled with motifs . You can also choose a half-sleeve shirt and pair it with chinos or linen pants.

Accessorize Suitably

Now that you are aware of the different outfit ideas you can sport at the workplace, you must know that the attire is never complete without additional clothing pieces like neck ties. A necktie is an essential part of the business attire and the colour and pattern of the tie you pick determines how well it compliments your shirt. There are numerous options when it comes to choosing a necktie – tartans, paisley, checks, polka dots or stripes… Yes! The list is endless. Before you get stressed and confused, we’ll give you a few tips on what to wear to the office. In a professional environment, we suggest a striped classic necktie or a plain solid necktie.  If you are wearing a plain shirt, a tartan or checkered tie can be a good choice.

Also, don’t forget to carry a minimalist cash and card wallet – a slender and slim leather holder which is perfect for your bare essentials.