I have plenty of nice, legitimate work clothes. Since my library requires business attire (leaning towards business casual), that works out well.
I do have a bad habit though. I tend to think that the more my clothes feel like pajamas, the better. I want to look professional while feeling like I could curl up in bed at any moment.
Most days, that works out fine. I find a good balance between those goals, and nobody is the wiser. But yesterday I wore one of my pieces of clothing that’s less appropriate for work. Before you conjure up all sorts of images of “inappropriate” work wear, keep in mind that my gauge of appropriateness at the moment has to do with comfort vs. formality.
What was the offending item of clothing? A red wool wrap that bears a striking resemblance to a fancy blanket. I wore it with a dress and cute shoes, which maybe counts for something. But it was pointed out by a few people that I basically had on a dressed up Snuggie.
Today, as a result of the comfortable awesomeness of yesterday, I almost automatically put on my favorite sloppy flannel shirt in my morning stupor. Oops.
At least I haven’t tried to bust out any Pajama Jeans on casual Friday. Does it bother you that Pajama Jeans exist? I’m pretty sure I don’t want people to be confused about whether I’m going to bed or out for dinner with friends.