How One Vogue Editor Dressed for Fun Again

In today’s edition of What I Wore This Week, Christian Allure shares his past 5 days—working from home, by yourself, doesn’t have to mean dressing boring!

Working from home is certainly not a new concept to me: I’ve been doing it for well over a year now. Do I miss the jam-packed subway trains and the frigid air conditioning in the office? No! But the one thing I do often miss is seeing my colleagues, and more importantly, seeing what they’re wearing to work every day. The outfits at Vogue are, as you can imagine, always fun to take in, and it even inspires me to up my own fashion game. So without that, I’ve now found myself in a bit of a fashion rut: Why should I dress up if I’m spending the day on my couch on Zoom meetings? What’s the point?

This week, however, I tasked myself with a new challenge: To have fun with fashion again. Sure, I may still be working from home, by myself, and not seeing anyone. But that doesn’t mean I should dress boringly. For five days, I dressed up as I would in the office, and it reignited my love of experimenting and accessorizing again. I finally got to put some new items to use, including a Prada runway blazer I got on major discount at the Woodbury Common outlets (my secret spot—don’t tell anyone). I also wore some old favorites, like a silky Saint Laurent top, which was my office go-to before the pandemic.

The main takeaway from my week in fits? I’ve forgotten that I have a closet full of things that make me happy, and I should bust them out more. No, that doesn’t mean I’ll be giving up my sweats, but I do think that, for the rest of the summer at least, I will give them a well-earned rest. They deserve it.