Can Sleepwear Be Work Appropriate?


Fashion is subjective and should be fun. Why stay in the traditional confines and wear what everyone else is wearing? This week, I had some fun wearing unusual clothing items to work and I was impressed how they came out. I let my creative juices flow and it worked!

The weather in DC has been so unpredictable. Happily, we haven't had snow (yet), however the temperatures continue to fluctuate. During Black Friday weekend, the Gap were offering an extra 50% off already marked down items. I found a pair of pale blue flare leg lounge pants with an elastic waist. After the discount, the pants were marked down to $10! I wasn't exactly sure how I wanted to style them, but knew they would come in handy for a cute and comfy outfit. The following day I wore the pants with a long sleeve white t-shirt and a colorful kimono to bring the look together. No one knew that the pants were meant to be worn at home and I received many compliments. I was warm and comfy for a chilly Tuesday.

Over the summer, I was invited to curate a clothing rack for Greater Washington's Goodwill thrifting event. It was so much fun to be able to pick out my favorites for other women to shop. My friend Jennifer and I were doing our own shopping and came across a flannel shirt dress from Land's End. I tried it on and it fit great. However, I wasn't quite sure if it was meant to be a nightshirt but loved it. As I was browsing my closet, I came across the dress and figured it could work with my fav patent leather Dr. Martens and opaque tights. That morning I added some hoop earrings, a skinny belt and leather jacket. I was comfortable and incredibly warm.

The intimate apparel section at Goodwill is one of my favorites. I can always find a vintage robe to use as a kimono or coverup at a discounted price. Next time you are feeling adventurous, think outside the box and funk up your outfit!

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