Asian woman in a tank top working from her bed

One of the perks of working from home is not having to dress in business attire. However, this does have its drawbacks! Dressing up allows us to express ourselves through fashion and creates a mental delineation between home and work.

When we put on those big boss pants, it’s like something inside us clicks. Suddenly we’re ready to take on the world. If working in your jammies doesn’t fire you up, here are some stylist-approved tips on pambahay-chic dressing and how to achieve it! Stylist and former fashion editor Anne Bella shares how you can easily elevate your WFH outfits. 

Always Have a Jacket Ready

A sharp jacket is an easy way to dress up your business attire in a jiffy! Forgot about that video call that’s happening in five minutes? No sweat. You can keep your pambahay clothes and simply throw on a blazer or a cute cardigan, and you’re ready to go. No need to button it up — casual looks more natural in the WFH scene anyway. 

Wear Statement Accessories with a Shoulder-Bearing Top

Jazz up a simple top with chunky accessories.

For maximum impact with minimal effort, Anne recommends dressing up a simple tank top with a chunky necklace or oversized earrings. “Wear it around the house to feel more dressed up! It works well with t-shirts and shorts,” she says. Fashion-wise, stick to a neutral palette that doesn’t clash with your statement accessories.

Wear a Nice Top or a Detachable Bib

A detachable bib or collar can dress up a basic outfit or take an already awesome look to the next level. (Source: Instagram.com/Erdem)

Anne recommends investing in interesting and colorful pieces to spice up your basics. In this case, it’s a fashion bib or a giant collar. It's easy to use: wear it around your neck over a plain white tank top or shirt. The iconic Ruth Bader Ginsburg liked them bejeweled and embellished. It was likewise a popular accessory on the spring 2020 runways the Loewe, Erdem, and Gucci, to name a few.

Keep Your Bottoms Soft and Stretchy

If you’re going to be sitting all day, make sure you’re wearing comfy bottoms!

Unless you want to put on a complete look, there’s no need to ditch your comfy pambahay shorts, Anne says. After all, no one sees them on camera (just don’t stand up!). This will keep you comfortable throughout the day so that you can focus on work instead of your waistband. It also helps you stay mobile at home if you need to do some chores — like cleaning up after your dog — in between conference calls. Aside from shorts, leggings and drawstring pants are also good options.

Stay Fresh and Practically Stain-Free in Sleeveless

With all the different activities taking place, it’s almost impossible not to sweat at home. Wearing a sleeveless top is one way to stay presko while juggling work, chores, and play. Slay in your sleeveless outfits and resist stains with Rexona Advanced Brightening + Anti-Stain. This new product from Rexona combines several natural ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, lemon extract, Vitamins C, E, and F.

  • Sunflower seed oil – contains fatty acids that make skin more resilient and strengthen skin from friction, such as underarm hair removal
  • Vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant that nourishes and brightens skin and prevents irritation
  • Vitamin F – reduces dark marks and helps regenerate skin
  • Vitamin C – an antioxidant that works with Vitamin E to brighten skin 
  • Anti-Stain Technology – a unique formulation that reduces the interaction of antiperspirant ingredients and sweat to prevent stains on clothes

With these ingredients combined, it delivers advanced natural brightening that helps protect your clothes from stains. This makes stains and sweat two fewer things to think about while you’re juggling work and home duties. The best part? It comes in three formats to suit your different needs: roll-ons, aerosols, and serums!

Whether you’re in your chicest pambahay business attire or you’re cozy and casual in a tank top, with Rexona Advanced Brightening + Anti-Stain Range, you can slay in sleeveless with these fashion hacks.