Nearly 2 years of remote work has allowed many employees — over Zoom meetings and the like — to wear pajamas, sweatpants, and T-shirts as acceptable professional dress, according to the Society for Human Resources (SHRM). This year, as employees are returning to the office, it’s clear that the stuffy corporate uniforms of the past are not.
The transition to the physical workspace has managers confronting a difficult task: how to reinforce expectations around professional clothing after more than a year of relaxed dress codes. Updating your dress code policy is essential to reflect today’s more relaxed workplace, and there’s no better way to get buy-in from the team than giving them great corporate apparel options to choose from.
These hot new trends will keep you as best dressed through 2022 and beyond.
The retail look is BIG and back boldly with denim. Consumers have been reaching for throwback styles, reminiscent of simpler times.
Market research firm Allied Market Research says the global denim market is poised to grow by 4.4% each year from now through 2030. Timeless staples such as denim jackets and chambray shirts can easily update your apparel program to appeal to today’s new corporate casual look.
When is a jacket not just a jacket? When it’s also a shirt! Shackets are this year’s hot must-have layering piece! This versatile style can transition easily for all seasons and from the office to offsite client visits.
Loungewear is here to stay. Working from home has blurred the lines between workwear and athleisure, creating yet another hybrid: garments that allow you to do it all – take a Zoom call, work out and go to the grocery store. Cozy hoodies, soft fabrics, and relaxed fits will work with today’s workforce, from the boardroom to backyards.
HOT TIP: Did you know that a uniform item will get worn more if it does not need to be ironed? Though they may cost a little more initially, wrinkle-resistant items are worth the investment.
Wardrobe worries, got you feeling down? Contact us today and we can plan a wardrobe refresh to put the spring back in your step.