Outfit Pick-Me-Ups in Lockdown

I am a firm believer that what you wear affects your mood, however I understand that getting dressed every day is not easy for everyone especially at this time. A Pandemic is not something we have ever experienced before and we are adapting to our new lifestyles and understanding more about ourselves.

We are not going anywhere, we are not really seeing anyone and if we are it is when we exercise, when we head out on our daily walk or when we partake in 'above keyboard dressing' on a Zoom call.

We have had to modify the way we dress and I think it's become easy for us to get in to the habit of pulling the same pieces on. We have taken on new daily roles and we just need to get dressed and get on with our day. Some of us even ask ourselves, what's the point in getting dressed?

As a Personal Stylist and as part of my Online Stying Experiences I have recently spoken to a few clients that feel like this. It creates a level of unease, a feeling of, 'have I lost my style and will I remember how to dress to go outside again?' We are questioning what we should be wearing.

My advice is be easy on yourself, don’t put yourself under too much pressure to feel like you have to make an effort every day. You will remember and I am here to support you if you need some advice. It's like riding a bike, you don't forget you just might feel a little rusty.

When I get dressed I always reach for something that ‘fits’ with the way I am feeling, and if it’s not right I know straight away and I change. On the days where the feeling is more challenging I focus on my go-to comforters, some quick pick-me-ups that help to lighten my mood and add a little something to my outfit. You don't have to always be 'dressed', but having the tools to know what helps to spruce your outfit up can make all the difference, I believe it also makes us more productive.

Here are some beckystakeawaytips to give you some pointers, some direction and some ideas. Have an experiment and enjoy doing it.