Today’s post is in collaboration with Femme Luxe and the items shown have been gifted. The clothes are great quality and made to last which is definitely something I look for when I’m purchasing new clothes (as you’ll know I’m quite the second hand fashion crusader, so if I’m buying anything brand new then I need to know it’s going to stand the test of time) – you can visit their site here.
Whether you’re spending your days hunched over your laptop working away like I have been, running around clearing up after your kids, binge watching trash TV like Tiger King (CAROL FUCKING BASKIN!!) or teaching yourself a new skill – staying in your pyjamas all day is easy enough to do when there’s no incentive to put on some clothes. I’ll admit, when I started drafting this post I’d spent the entire day in my pyjamas, so it’s easy enough to do but here are some ways in which you can motivate yourself to get out of those jammies.
Set out an outfit to wear the night before
Yes, just as you would for a usual work day (this might not be the case for everyone, I’m well aware there are many people that throw caution to the wind and pull out whatever is closest – me being one of them at times). However giving yourself a little routine will get you more into the swing of getting dressed every morning. Yes you might be a slob around the house, but be a smarter looking slob that won’t scare away the postman and you might feel a bit better.
Set an alarm for getting dressed
I’ll be honest and say that I’ve been known to roll straight out of bed to grab my laptop and turn it straight on during lockdown, therefore setting my own standard for the day by staying in my pyjamas. However if you set your alarm to wake you up earlier, then you’ll have that little bit of motivation to get dressed and not simply start the day in a haze of laze.
Wear what feels comfortable
This one might go without saying, but me saying “to get dressed” doesn’t translate to “get dressed into formal business attire” (unless you’ve got a formal video meeting on Zoom – in that case sort yourself out, then lock up your family in the cupboard to avoid potential flashers scaring away your colleagues/clients and crack on).
It also doesn’t translate to a grubby slogan tee from when you were a kid, paired with the leggings that have holes in – unless that’s what you feel comfortable in! At home I live in leggings or shorts, with slouchy jumpers or tops – so this is my go to when it comes to getting dressed.
Get yourself out of the house
Make use of your daily exercise time and take the opportunity to take a stroll around the block, across the fields or estate (socially distancing yourself of course!) – it’s unlikely that you’re going to want to do so in your Jim-jams, making it the perfect motivation for getting dressed in the morning!
Take some photos!
If you’re a blogger like me, getting some photos for the blog/Instagram is the perfect motivation for getting dressed in the morning. That’s not to say you need to be a blogger to get dressed and take some photos – not only is it a motivation to get dressed, but getting some nice snaps of yourself will make you feel like your fabulous self and having some evidence of this bizarre time we’re living in will be interesting to look back in the years to come.
Let me know if you’ve got some other things that help motivate you in the comments below and get your arse out of those pyjamas!!
Thank you to Femme Luxe UK for collaborating with me on today’s post and make sure to check out their full loungewear collection for your own comfy garms to weather out this crazy thing we call life in lockdown.