A Collaboration of Fashion, Remote Work, and Condo Living

Oct 25, 2021

With companies and business establishments forced to close offices due to the threat of the pandemic, the trend to remote working paves its way to the modern work environment. Revolutionized working policies, combined with the advent of technological advancement, such a transition became smooth especially to those who are into condo living. Not only enclosed in a comfortable place but also having the ability to manage an efficient workspace, there is no doubt people living in a condo are the ones who experience an effortless change of “office”

Working in a place with a reasonable space improves both productivity and a healthy work-life balance. Vista Residences is known to provide the best condo design that can cater to different working conditions. Salcedo Square is the perfect place to achieve a dream work-from-home setup. Located at the heart of the metro, Makati, the property offers a ready for occupancy condo with spacious rooms that are essential in putting up a work office at home. Not only that but it is also equipped with swimming pools and gyms for recreational activities once some decide to get away from work a little bit. Cafes, parks, and jogging trails are also close to it, perfect for a weekend day off.

More personal time, less relationship building

Condo living allows employees to have full control of their time. Unlike attending work in an actual office, staying at home means having more personal time. Such opportunity impacts productivity. The more employees become productive the better quality and more tasks will be finished. The only thing that it brings to the table is the inability to establish friendship and build relationships amongst employees and bosses. It is one of the important things that remote work takes from face-to-face work. Bonding with workmates, looking for a place to eat after work, the pressure brought by rush hours and hustle, and the tension of checking in at the last minute are being missed.

You become more independent

Troubleshooting has never been the same when it comes to remote working. Finishing tasks became independent work, meaning, getting things done takes only one person to do. Working at home enhances the employee’s independence as he/she might be required to do specific tasks without help from managers or supervisors. Thankfully, condo living allows employees to work comfortably within their safe and wide spaces, which means accomplishing the given tasks would become easy. That is what makes WFH setup both advantageous and disadvantageous, giving enough time and space for workers, allowing them to be flexible, but at the same time having a hard time combatting unproductiveness and being obliged to do the tasks alone. 

Best fashion for remote work within condo living

In doing work either at the office or within the comforts of home, fashion is always at the top of priorities - mostly. Entering zoom calls and attending meetings will never be complete without choosing the best outfit. Such a pandemic forces everyone to adapt and adjust to what the technology demands. Mastering the art of remote working doesn’t stop at settling on the best workstation, familiarizing how to use some tools, knowing how to mute and unmute, turning the video on and off. Fashion plays a huge influence on one’s life. After all, fashion is a lifestyle.

Aside from being part of life’s essentials, getting dressed before entering company meetings helps in setting minds, switching it from house mode to work mode. It greatly affects the level of productivity as well. Therefore, thinking of the best fashion for remote work is essential and valid. Here are some tips and things to remember in choosing the best outfit which is a perfect blend of comfort and style, suits for working comfortably.

Being comfortable at work doesn’t mean you dress comfortably.

This is a common misconception especially for most of the employees. Aside from it being inappropriate for work, dressing too comfortably and showing to zoom calls wearing pajamas, sweatpants, loungewear are a big NO. As they say, a little uncomfortableness makes everyone believe that they are actually working. Try wearing jeans, or skirts, or oversize blazers. It is a perfect way to distinguish the difference between being at home and attending work. The best way to avoid this mistake is to set a different workstation, probably at a place where focus and concentration happen the most, to make sure of the smooth transition from homebound to work mode. With that, changing attires would be inspiring and eventually will become a habit considering that the mindset focuses on being at work. It is then essential to invest in a condo design with huge spaces to achieve such a goal.

A work-life balance needs a balance between comfort and style

Though as mentioned above, differentiating work from being at home requires outfit change and a little bit of uncomforted, this doesn’t mean compromising one’s comfort. It is still recommended to prioritize comfort before style, though not too comfortable to the point that wearing a “pambahay” would eventually become a habit. The best way to achieve sleek yet comfy attire is by choosing clothes with either linen or silk fabrics, cotton made, or any modern-day house dress. This gives a comfortable feeling but does not sacrifice the quality. Also a tip: wear something soft, soft enough to withstand mid-afternoon poor postures.

Establish a uniform

For some, the uniform is part of their everyday life. Though not all employees are expected to wear uniforms, work from home setup paves the way in establishing wearing a uniform as a habit - not exactly having the same corporate uniform, but in own ways. A go-to uniform would be a favorite legging, a decent white t-shirt, comfortable yet professional-looking cardigans, and blazers. For a more formal approach, try some tailored pants, a blazer, loafers of any choice, and add some attitude to it with a pair of earrings or any jewelry. This technique helps to avoid wearing yesterday’s sweatpants or pajamas. Wearing something alone is already an indication of changing one’s mode.

Put some energy on it, make a statement!

It is enough to settle with a condo design that is work-friendly and neat or live in a condo that has a perfect spot for a background. Add an attitude to the clothes and make a statement. Don't be afraid of adding some bright colors, wear outfits with bold prints. Don’t get wrong with stripes and checkered. Don’t let the low-key setting conquer both the momentum and the level of productivity. If there is no room for an incompetent workplace for a condo design, then why not apply it to the choice of clothes? As they say, bright colors look better, both personally and on a zoom call.

Tips on getting ready within condo living

Sometimes, having a cozy condo leads to an unproductive day; worse, it affects the phase of working. Getting ready before entering a meeting, or just starting work in general, is recommended not just for facing workmates and being presentable, but with its help in making the shift easy. Here are some steps on how to get ready before boarding at work:

  1. Don’t be so lazy, get ready just like leaving the house for work. The most common reason that drives unproductiveness is the inability to make changes not only with the schedule but most especially with appearance.
  2. Optimize condo. Don’t let the entire condo be a cozy place for relaxing. Allocate some space for work and make a clear separation of the two
  3. Exert some effort. Wearing your best doesn’t mean choosing the best outfit. It starts all the way from picking it from the closet. Also, make some effort on putting on some makeup as part of getting dressed. Achieving a complete look is a clear indicator of realizing the importance of getting ready before starting work.

At the end of the day, the best fashion that one can pull off is by having an ample amount of confidence. To be confident and accepting is the best asset that person may have which surely reflects even within the screens.

Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. that offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Ortigas, Baguio, Cebu, and CDO that are strategically located within major cities, in close proximity to premium universities, transit oriented locations and developed business districts.   

At Vista Residences, unit owners can take advantage of the property’s centrality. The properties of Vista Residences are strategically located near the country’s premium universities and CBDs, making them an attractive investment for both local and foreign investors.

Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property.

In line with Vista Residences’ thrust to offer convenience among its residents, it also features an AllDay Convenience Store and Coffee Project in all its projects.

For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.

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