Each Monday you slowly pull out each strand of hair in anticipation of Friday. You spend 5 days every week in a job that you hopefully enjoy and with co-workers that become your second family for better or worse. 9 to 5 is no longer a post-college folktale but a current tragedy where Hamlet is your narcissistic boss. You look forward to happy hour. Everyday. Alcoholicism (I just made that up) is on your left shoulder encouraging every inebriated action and the sucker on your right shoulder gave up a long time ago and picked up fiddling instead. And you wear that stuffy corporate blazer even in 90 degrees New York City humidity. That pencil skirt looks great but going up and down the subway stairs in a sideways crab walk isn’t cute. You wear your work clothes more than the pieces you buy for yourself. You see your co-workers more than your friends and family.
And that’s the hustle. We all understand it and I absolutely respect it.
So if we can change one thing right now, a feasible change. Then let’s start with your clothes. Your wardrobe doesn’t need to live a double life. Start incorporating pieces you buy because you sincerely love it to your work attire and then you’ll find your “work” attire sneak into your weekend get-up. This will surely feel better about your look which will in turn make you feel better on the inside causing more beautiful karma.
What I’m trying to say is -
Work sucks. Weekends are better.
How do you incorporate your work wear into the weekend?
Photos by Pedro