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SPP Trends: Informal Office Attire

08/27/2021 styles_trends

Bring a relaxed style that encourages employees to feel welcomed and comfortable as they transition back to the office.

Returning to the office with varying dates, times and plans is an inevitable next step for many organizations. Working remotely has had its ups and downs. For many, one of the biggest perks of working from home has been the ability to wear pajamas, sweatpants and hoodies around their house.

Bringing Comfort to the Office

According to a survey conducted by Business Wire, only 6 percent of participants said office-wear or business attire was their usual daily attire when working from home. On the other hand, the survey also reported that “three out of five (60 percent) Americans working from home during COVID-19 are wearing casual or athletic wear (such as sweatpants and hooded sweatshirts) as their usual daily working attire.

Without the pressure of having to dress and prepare for a “business professional” setting every morning has given many the opportunity to sleep in and enjoy more of their morning before work. Studies from Invision report that 24% of the Xennial Generation (younger Gen X and older Millennials) are experiencing fashion confusion and are looking for fashion guidance to follow as their post-pandemic styling.

To avoid backlash when returning to the office, conscientious companies are providing a more relaxed, less structured environment for employees. A bonus for many returning to the office again will be the ability to loosen up their work “uniform” with more comfortable clothing.

For a more seamless return to the office, this is the perfect time to provide capsule collections that can be mixed and matched to meet the needs of company branding and employee comfort. Check out some of our favorite options for inviting everyone back to the office with branded comfortable styles.

For additional information and advice for returning to the office, make sure to read SPP Trends: Return to Office Amenities and SPP Trends: Welcome Back for more ideas and inspiration.

For all your back-to-business needs, check out our office essentials, custom apparel and more to get started.