The Styling Closet: Stay At Home Looks

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Beautiful Machine is proud to present: The Styling Closet by Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist Latrice Delgado-Macon. Each Month Latrice will bring us the hottest in fashion and style tends. This month, in the time of COVID-19, Latrice shares with us some of the best "Stay at home" fashions and the importance of getting ready when we work from home.



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Stay at Home Looks
By Latrice Delgado-Macon

As we continue to deal with the spread of COVID-19, people with nonessential jobs are being asked to stay inside. when you're home for weeks at a time, it’s easy to start spending entire days in your pajamas. But, unless you’re feeling sick, experts say it’s worth it to get up and get dressed daily.

If we’re looking a bit crusty, in the same outfit we’ve worn the last few days, that has an impact on how we feel either in general or about ourselves.” We’re currently in a time where we may feel isolated, less connected, and alone. “It could become really easy to not have the motivation to want to get out of our pajamas or just simply due to being in the comfort of our living room not feeling it’s necessary.

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Staying stuck in your pajamas day after day can definitely set your mood. It literally keeps you stuck, Not getting dressed can also lead you to eat poorly, drink more, and reduce positivity and engagement in life. When we take time in the morning to shower and put on clean clothes (yes, comfy clothes are included) we tend to feel more put-together, confident, and ready to take on the day. And this can help us show up better in life and be more focused, even from the comfort of the couch.


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Even the act of getting dressed is directly tied to your mental health. “Getting dressed in the morning can play major a role in your mood throughout the day and lead to further productivity, optimism, motivation and an overall improved mood.

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Just like you set a mood with music, dim lighting, candles for romance, getting ready for the day sets your mood for being productive and prepared to tackle the day. Putting on an outfit in the morning releases neurotransmitters in our brains including dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and, sparking a sense of purpose. These chemicals naturally boost our mental state, which is necessary during tough times.

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If you’re having trouble switching out of your pajamas, it helps to set a routine. Create a daily schedule of how you'll spend your time. “Set your alarm and wake up at the same time every day (except weekends) and get your body moving. Either exercise first thing in the morning then [get] showered and dressed or head straight to getting ready for the day before you pick up any technology or turning on the news.” For those working from home, a routine can help people separate their “home life” from their “work life.” Plus, there’s also an opportunity to have some fun with your style. Have your own fashion style show and fun doing it. No judgement! lol!

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