Since both autumn and winter were unofficially cancelled this year, it does seem that we’re rolling into another spring fresh off the back of the 2019 season, especially when it comes to fashion. And while the official statement from Flemington is still optimistic, there’s every chance you’ll be watching the Melbourne Cup on home turf in 2020, rendering the need for new suit this October near redundant.
However don’t let the state of lockdown, whatever that may be come springtime, dictate more time spent in your trackie-dacks and uggs. “Self esteem and confidence can easily be lifted by the clothes we choose to wear,” says model and qualified dietitian Mark Robinson. “If I’m feeling good in myself it helps me portray positive energy to others.”
And while the end of WFH isn’t in sight just yet, it won’t go astray to dress up a little as you ditch the hoodie. And although we’re not talking full trackside suiting this year, taking some style cues from the likes of Robinson and appropriating them to the home could provide benefits beyond a much needed confidence boost. In fact, adopting some a new spring wardrobe could even enhance your career prospects. Yes, even while working from the bedroom.
Scientific American suggests that sharper dressing can lead to higher abstract thinking, in the same way that throwing on a lab coat improves focus, and how wearing red clothing can push athletes to lift heavier.
It’s safe to take away, thanks to the support of scientists (probably wearing focus-inducing lab coats), that what you wear matters, even if you are stuck at home in isolation this spring.