Updated: May 5, 2020
It is a fact that quarantine period is affecting our dress-up! Yes, we are home and we want to be as comfortable as possible, but it does not mean to wear our pyjamas the whole day.
Don’t let lockdown to impact your mood, try to wear something else except your pyjamas. Try on some different colours, this may help you lift your mood at home.
With the spread of COVID-19 around the world, a lot of people with nonessential jobs are being called to stay home. When you're home for weeks at this point, it’s easy to wear your pyjamas all the time. But, unless you’re feeling sick, it is important to wear your regular clothes as experts say.
Suzanne Guest, Registered Occupational Psychologist, said: “Take each day as it comes. If you are happier in comfy clothes then that is ok. However, if you feel like dressing up, then dress up, if you have positive associations with certain clothes and that makes you feel good then wear the clothes that makes you feel happy.
“If you are working from home it may help you if you change after work. However, there is no rule that fits all. Do what feels right for you on that day. It may be nice if you are isolating with a partner to have a special meal and wear something nice, a type of date night, but in the house.
“Now might be a good time to try new outfits or combinations and see if you like them when no one is looking. It is also a good time to sort out your wardrobe and find the items that you have forgotten and get rid of the ones that don’t serve a purpose. “
She added: “if you find that you feel happier wearing something coloured then go with it. It may be that you have happy memories wearing certain clothes so put them on if you feel good. Try not to get too distracted by how other people are doing lockdown. People only usually post the nice things on social media, the chances are they are having bad days too, so try to start each a fresh.”
For more information you can check on Suzanne’s websites: www.workinmind.co.uk &
We also asked some people to see what they prefer to wear at home:
Lorna lily, 26, said: “comfy clothes, I have a few nice comfy clothes. Flared trousers and crop tops with sweaters. Then my dog walking clothes for taking my pups out which clothes are old. Dressing super comfy, but I like to make sure I get changed into actual clothes and not just stay and pyjamas all day. So I feel as if I have a little bit of normality.”
Kelsey Reay 25, said: “I’ve been wearing comfy clothes mainly. Light knits and leggings. Or cotton dresses and slouchy cardigans. On a few occasions I just been rocking the pyjamas. I have been wearing these mainly because I just want something comfortable and practical as I’ve been doing a lot of DIY and tidying in the house. I have practically forgotten jeans exist.”