10 TIPS TO LOOK STYLISH WORKING FROM HOME

The ever increasing cases of this rampant pandemic has pushed back the work from office days for now. Working from home is the new normal which, let’s be real, we have welcomed with open arms. Staying comfortable at home and not having to worry about having to physically appear at the office and still earring? Yes please! However, a comfortable working space at home doesn’t give you the green light to show up to online meetings in PJs. Here are 10 tips to look on top of your game, even if it’s from home.

  • Take out some time for your hair and make up.

While it is tempting to ditch that make up kit, looking like a hot mess will only interest you for a few days, max. Keep up the “Look Good, Feel Good” mentality even during WFH. Not only will it make you look flawless but it will also throw in that extra confidence. However, skin comes first and you’ve got the opportunity to take care of your skin by giving it a break. How do we tackle this then? Minimalism is the answer.

Drop the everyday, all-out routine and just apply some cc cream, a hint of bronzer/blush and a good handy lip shade. Not only will it save your skin from breakouts but it will give you that no make up look and make you feel like a diva.

For hair, an easy low ponytail/bun with a middle part will make you look tidy and focused. For men, make sure to groom your beard and hair to avoid a shabby carefree look. Consider companies like Beardo, The Man Company etc. your best companions for WFH.

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  • Focus on styling yourself- waist up. 

Dressing up for zoom/skype meetings can get a little tricky at times. We always find ourselves drowning in the doubts of what to wear and what not. The key to looking prepped up is focusing on what you look like waist up.

Meetings on your laptops are going to confine you to a little rectangular box on your peer’s screen.You can be business on the top and cozy on the bottom. An easy outfit idea for WFM is wearing a sophisticated vest over a button-down shirt. Rather than styling your shirt with a pair of trousers, you can opt for comfy pajamas or spandex yoga pants and fuzzy slides. Since nobody can see what you’re wearing on the bottom, why not stay comfortable?

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  • Don’t get TOO comfortable.

Although it is a universal fact that  Pj’s and sweats are comfy, and you may not see any one the entire day however, not getting dressed for work can affect your productivity.  When you look professional, you feel more professional, and it shows in your bottom line.

It’s perfectly fine to dress casually and comfortably when you work from home, but it’s also important to look appropriate. In other words, when working from home, you should dress stylishly pulled together and well-groomed, not like a mess. Spandex leggings can be paired with regular torsos to give you a good professional look while keeping it casual and comfy

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  • Bright and colourful

Why not breathe a little more life into your working-from-home wardrobe by choosing bright and colorful clothes in lieu of a black or white one? Working at home can be lonely, and it’s easy to get into a dreary rut by wearing dull colors. Lift your spirits, feel more confident, creative, and productive in a bright color print, or multi-color print.

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  • Accessorize

Accessorizing your outfits will give it that extra stylish look. Whether it’s a colourful ribbon , hoop earrings or layering dainty necklaces, add your accessories into your outfit to give it that pop of vogue look.

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  • Mix neutral and bold colours

If you feel best in your trusty jeans, wear some color in your T-shirt or top. If whatever you’re wearing is pretty colorless, throw a vibrant scarf around your shoulders or wear some colorful flip-flops or fuzzy slippers. Like Eiseman said “Even the color of your socks — especially if you are not wearing shoes — can help lift a mood.”

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  • Mix and Match

Mix and match different outfit ideas and keep experimenting with new styles. Some examples are crop tops paired with a blazer while you keep it comfy waist down with a nice pair of spandex leggings or maybe comfy lowers paired with v necked formals.

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  • Invest into basics

Basic coloured t-shirts can look good with almost anything. Whether you are pairing them with denim jeans, pencil skirts or blazers, you’ll always get that comfy yet professional look. Investing into basics is a big yes!

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  • Comfortable yet chic

Look comfortable but chic by adding bohemian prints or preppy jewellery to anything you are wearing. Not only will it make you look dressed up and presentable, you’ll also be able to show off your online buys even from home!

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  •  In form but at ease

Lastly, you can look formal but at ease by wearing an overshirt. Just as the name suggests, an overshirt can be worn over a t-shirt or light jumper. This classic look balances both casual and formal style in one go.  Keep a couple or all buttons open, roll your cuffs back a turn or two and tuck it into a pair of smart trousers that are woven with added spandex  for maximum ease of wear.

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Top Ten Reasons your Clothes Should Include Spandex

Spandex has revolutionised the fashion industry over the course of a few years. It is used by numerous brands all around the world and who knows, maybe you are wearing something that uses spandex yarn in its production too. But the question is that WHY is spandex being used so much. Here are the top 10 reasons that spandex is slowly becoming a part of our daily wear.

jeans and jacketComfort
Comfort is the top priority whenever you buy clothes. Spandex makes clothing more comfortable because even 1% or 2% spandex provides significant stretch and flexibility. This is especially important in garments like jeans and jackets, which can be constricting, especially if you have to sit through a 9-5 job or say a 10-hour long flight.

Pocket Friendly
Most of your shopping sprees cut down into essential shopping because it always comes down to money, doesn’t it? Spandex allows for a stretch which means you can have fewer sizes, fewer fitting darts and seams. This makes spandex clothing really cost-friendly and you don’t have to splurge on clothes all around the year just because your size changed!

Keeps Your Knitwear In Shape
In knitwear fabric, adding spandex means that the garment will hold its shape better through repeated launderings. Most of the time, your woollens need to be replaced because the shape gets distorted after a few washes. Adding spandex makes your woollens durable and they stay in shape for a longer time. A money saver again!

 

spandex provides Elasticity and stretch in fabricElasticity
Spandex is known to stretch up to 100 times more than it’s original shape. This makes it a perfect material for one size clothing. It can fit any body shape and provides the wearer with comfort and style.

 

Gym wear/SportswearGym wear/Sportswear
Most of your favourite football players or cyclists always wear jerseys made out of spandex. In fact, that gym wear in your closet contains spandex too! Why is it so? this is because it has a high stretchability which makes the clothes agile and comfortable for movement, making it a favourite material for sportswear/activewear. What more? This material is known to absorb sweat, breathe and dry quickly. An all-rounder in so many ways, isn’t it?

General Fashion StatementGeneral Fashion Statement
Vanity has a lot to do with the rise of stretch clothing. More and more are working out and doing yoga and stretching is good for exercise. It is also good to show off the results of the exercise. Wearing gym wear or stretchable clothing, in general, has now become a fashion statement for many millennials. Most people love to wear athleisure style of clothing for a laid back yet fashionable style. These days garments are more likely to include spandex for a stretch too.

Cruelty Free
spandex is a vegan material. Spandex fabric is not made from animal-derived products, and no animals are hurt during the manufacturing process. It is considered cruelty-free and suitable for a vegan lifestyle. It is a synthetic fabric that is formed from a long-chain polymer (an organic material), and it can be combined with other fabrics like polyester or cotton (also vegan).

Lightweight
The spandex fiber is of better quality, light, supple and more adaptable compared to rubber. It is a light material making it heat resistant and a perfect choice of clothing

Strong and Durable
Spandex is a very durable clothing material which explains its popularity in the apparel industry. The fibre is resistant to wear and tear caused by sweat, detergents, body oils, lotions, etc. When spandex fabric is used in garments, it prevents bagging or sagging of the material.
Superheroes wear Spandex

Superheroes wear Spandex
Most of your favorite superheroes like Spiderman, Deadpool, Wonder Woman, Superman etc, are always in costumes made out of spandex. Clothes that are sleekly cut, close to the body, enhance speed. They also show off the musculature and physique of the wearer. Spandex helps define your body just like it does for the comic characters. It helps enhance those gym gains and is a perfect choice whether you are out for the movies or fighting super villains!

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How does Athleisure continue to trend in 2020?

It was 1997 when Chip Wilson found the concept of designing Yoga pants when he felt issues with his back. It was during the Yoga class, he was astonished to discover that the mentor is wearing slinky dancer attire and it looked fabulous on her. This thought made history and how we have been overblown by the presence of athleisure. ‘Lululemon’, the brand chip Wilson own, started a spark that resulted in an attire revolution. It gave birth to athleisure, a dress that people wear during leisure but has athletic components that deliver the highest freedom to a user.

Athleisure: Will continue to trend in 2020

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A majority of the modern population like to wear athleisure dresses and enjoy the freedom and flexibility when they are outside. The expected growth of its market will double by the end of 2020 to cross the level of US$ 83 Billion. As per the report from Allied Market Research, it will hit the mark of US$ 547 Billion by the end of 2024. This active-wear segment that can be worn anytime is ideal for everyone. This segment contains fleece, yoga pants, joggers, sneakers, sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc.

We see the picture of celebrities adorning athleisure and pushing this trend a little further. In fact, social influencers on social media platforms are also participating in keeping this trend high up by sporting top athleisure brands. Why people follow this trend? It is because all that it claims is true. This active-wear design is bliss for your skin. The magical blend of spandex, cotton, and poly-blends give you a hybrid fabric for manufacturing athletic wear that is not only comfortable but stylish too. This is why big fashion houses such as Vogue, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, etc are thinking of launching a new segment of athletic wear due to its popularity.

Even during this pandemic period, people need to stay comfortable when they are going out. Daily life is far behind regaining its original form and speed. Athleisure is something that the entire modern world will rely on.

Trends to witness in 2020

· Street-wear apparel

Street-wear apparel
The athleisure style will become more unisexual, in terms of design, cut, and color. The new trend of blurring the line of difference between men and women apparel is already here. Street fleece, cropped oversized t-shirts, joggers, leggings, etc will become more popular. Sleeves will become baggier.

· Drop tail tees.

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T-shirts and tops will become longer and oversized with more drop. This is specifically chosen by the women fashionistas. These days, the popularity of cropped tops is being outsmarted by this trend as the latter is more comfortable and stylish.

· Luxe fabric

Luxe fabric
Forget frumpy fabrics. The luxury fabric is here in this segment that will last longer than ever. These fabrics will also not let comfort wash away from the dresses. Softer poly-blends and spandex mix will also make these items lighter and more comfortable.

The bold neutral and neon colors, in this segment, are quite eye-catchy. So, athleisure will remain in the trend this year.

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How to wear it At the Gym, On the Street, and beyond – Spandex Masks

The spread of Coronavirus has changed lives all over the world drastically. People have been forced to give up things they love to prevent further spread of this potentially fatal virus. Even if anyone has to go out of the house to run some errands, they have to wear a mask for their protection. There is no other choice. If you want to protect yourself and those around you, wearing a mask is a must. However, a lot of people complain of improper fitting and breathing difficulties with masks. As per researches, spandex can be an effective remedy to this problem. Not only would it provide you with optimal protection but would not compromise your comfort either.

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The need of the hour
As the virus continues to spread, it is difficult to say when a vaccine or treatment to it would be developed. One cannot remain within the confines of their homes forever. Sooner or later, we would all have to take the risk and get out of the house to run errands, work out in gyms, or go to offices. Spandex masks can ensure that you do not compromise on your safety as you step out of the house.

According to the guidelines outlined by WHO, it is imperative that when one goes out in public, his/her face is covered with a mask. Spandex masks not only provide the required protection but also offer convenience as they are reusable. They are affordable as well, and the combination of the fabric ensures that wearing a mask does not leave you breathless.

Wear at all places with ease
A lot of people are reluctant to wear masks all the time since they are worried about appearances. However, this is one of those times when safety should take precedence. The best thing about spandex masks is that you can wear them at all times with ease.

These masks are quite stretchable and fit according to the shape of the wearer perfectly, thereby ensuring that you are provided with optimal comfort. Therefore, they do not prove to be a nuisance as you work out or run your errands. The spandex mask returns to its original shape when not in use.

You would not be able to go about your work if you are struggling to breathe due to the mask. This is not an issue you would have to face with a spandex mask. It does not obstruct breathing, and you would be able to exhale and inhale with ease. This ensures that your work is not affected due to the mask.

Spandex masks are affordable despite offering optimal functionality. They also last for a longer time, and thus you do not have to worry about your budget being strained.

Final words
The end of the pandemic seems uncertain. It does appear that for now, we have to learn to live with the threat of this deadly virus looming over us. Taking precautions can save us from a lot of problems and ensure that we do not have to bring our lives to a standstill. Spandex masks can be a valuable ally in this endeavour.

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Spandex: The answer to reusable affordable masks to fight COVID-19

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Corona-virus (COVID-19) has made us helpless. The aggressive spreading of this viral infection has made our lives standstill. It spreads through aerosols emitted from the nose and mouth of an infected person or a carrier.
This disease can also spread due to physical contact. We need to maintain absolute protection by wearing masks and covering ourselves as much as possible. A majority of the population is hit by this infection. Wearing masks is mandatory. The prime disadvantage of wearing masks is improper fitting and breathing issues. Researchers have found spandex as the wonder material to deliver the expected results. Let us find out how it fits into the exact requirement.

Why spandex is the ideal material?
As per the guidelines described by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a mask should cover the nose and mouth properly and let the wearer breathe properly while screening aerosols and droplets in the environment.

Physical distancing can reduce the spreading of infection. This can be a problem in highly-populated areas. In order to eliminate this disease, proper measures should be taken, and manufacturing efficient masks is one of them. Spandex has provided the right foundation to build reusable masks.

Researchers have found an excellent combination of fabric that can work as the right material to manufacture masks at a low price. The results suggest spandex as the ideal material to mix with and create an effective mask. As per the findings, a mask made of a layer of cotton threads and two layers of a polyester-spandex mix (600 threads/inch) can screen or filter 80-99% suspended particles.

The prime reasons for choosing spandex as the ideal material are mentioned below.

Highly stretchable
Spandex is generally used for manufacturing fitness wear and athleisure. It can fit into the shape of a person comfortably and give the right feel. The same can be used to follow the guidelines cited by the WHO and CDC.

A mask needs to be properly fitted on the face of a person. There should be no gap around the nose or mouth from where suspended droplets can enter or exit. Using spandex will solve the problem of fitting a mask that researchers are struggling to achieve.

Spandex can easily recover its original shape when not used. A blend containing spandex is ideal for manufacturing masks due to exceptional stretch-ability.

No obstruction for breathing
One of the prime concerns of using masks is the problem in breathing. A person will not be able to work efficiently when he struggles to breathe normally. In fact, the normal breathing process also helps our body to lose heat and keep us cool.

The conventional masks trap heat and moisture making the wearer feels uncomfortable. Using spandex-blend fabric is ideal as it will not obstruct breathing. A person will feel ease in inhaling and exhaling air.

Reusable
Pollution and spreading of infection from used masks is also a huge concern that researches are worried about. Reusable masks can be the solution. Spandex can be reused after washed and sanitized due to its exceptional stretchable properties. It regains its normal shape when not used and dries up quickly when washed.

Price
Spandex is less costly than what is used to make N95 masks. As mentioned earlier, spandex masks are almost similar to N95 masks in terms of functionality. Hence, it can be an affordable solution. These masks are also quite durable.

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In a nutshell
There is no doubt that COVID-19 will take months to get eliminated. Life cannot stop and we need to regain our daily processes. Using spandex masks will be the next best thing in terms of protection from this pandemic.

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