I’ve had a few different work outfits. As a caddie at a golf club, I had to wear a specific white polo every Saturday and Sunday.
When I started in government, I worked for three different agencies with varying dress codes. One was khakis and polos and the other was pretty much everything goes including jeans.
Then I moved onto an environment of khakis and long-sleeve button-ups. Then onto suits.
And now I’m back to working from home in jeans and t-shirts.
I do notice that the clothes do affect your feeling and thinking. Honestly, in a creative space like GovLoop, I feel like my outfits helps me think and interact well.
But I also remember that I disliked my government job where people dressed to sloppy.
Maybe there needs to be a ratio of dress-up to creativity?