Enclothed Cognition: Your clothes effect your productivity

Did you know what you wear effects your psychological processes and behavioral tendencies? For example, wearing sweatpants or PJs makes you feel lethargic, while wearing something more tailored makes you feel focused.

Enclothed Cognition is a study done in 2012 by Adam and Galinsky, where they found what you wear effects your productivity. Your symbolic power outfit leads to more confidence, while your lounging clothes have the opposite effect. This study is so relevant in the time of Covid, especially for those of us who are not used to working from home. What you wear matters.

I’ve had clients reach out for help with their work from home clothes because they don’t feel like themselves anymore. The good news is there is hope! Next time you are getting ready to start your work day, opt for something comfortable and stylish. It doesn’t have to be a suit, but avoid old worn out joggers. It’s about having clean lines and some structure.

Ladies, go for soft dresses or jumpsuits over your college hoodies. Suede or leather leggings and stylish sweaters are perfect too. I also personally love knit blazers because they have the softness of a cardigan, but look of authority.

Gentlemen, stretchy chinos, stylish lounge pants, henleys and sweaters look great. Keep things somewhat fitted and crisp. In meetings, you’re mostly seeing the top half, so opt for something better than an old t-shirt.

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Guy’s Edition: Date Night!

Ready for date night? Perhaps you’d like to sip some craft cocktails at ABV in the Mission – I recommend the celery gin and tonic! Wear a fun and subtle printed button down with some dark denim and use brown accessories to lighten up the outfit. Don’t forget, Karl the fog likes to roll in, you’ll need a jacket. Go for a simple collar jacket that compliments your outfit without making it look too dressy or too casual.Screen Shot 2017-10-18 at 10.38.10 PM

Guy’s Edition: A Pop of Orange

Guys, ditch the blues and grays! Start exploring colors like camel, burnt orange, deep greens, and burgundies to make your look style forward without blending into the crowd. Fall is the perfect time to experiment since all the deep tones are out.

Details:
APC Sweatshirt
Acne Studios Jeans
Rag and Bone Boots
Woolrich T-Shirt
Filson Backpack 

Guy’s Edition: Nature Day

Take urban hiking to the next level! Whether it’s exploring the city or going to parks, here’s an easy going stylish look for your weekend activities! Having a great boot is the perfect alternative to always wearing sneakers.

Details:
J.Crew Jacket 
AG Jeans jeans
Everlane T-shirt
Ugg Boots
Bryant Park Belt

Guy’s Edition: Burgundy Jeans

I love making men branch out when it comes to the color of their jeans. Burgundy is an awesome stepping stone for those who are skeptical of colored bottoms. Neutral tones and blues are easy to match with earthy tones.

Details:
Rayban Sunglasses
Baldwin Shirt
Norseprojects Jacket
Timberland Boot
Paige jeans