Work Wear?

“Do what you love, love what you do. “

Sounds like the anthem of our generation doesn’t it? A thought that’s been plastered across so many motivational posters and self help boards on Pinterest that it’s almost become clichéd. But how lucky are we to live in a generation where doing something that you love that may not be conventional is admired? It wasn’t too long ago that the only acceptable occupations in India were doctor, engineer, accountant and housewife.  And it’s not just occupations that have evolved, workplaces and consequentially work wear have also come a long way.

I spent an afternoon at the collaborative workspace Social Offline– an interesting mix of work and play. Play because it’s a bar that I’m sure most of you have heard of. And work because  in just one afternoon I met some extremely creative people from a plethora of industries and fields. A very big change from the office of the IT firm I interned at as soon as I graduated from college.  I love that perceptions of how a workplace should be and how we should dress at our workplaces are being challenged.  Would I be able to work in a bar? I don’t think so. I need quiet. And a little peace. But I like the idea of it, of interacting with people who are doing things that are so different from you on an everyday basis, all while getting your shit done.

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I don’t have a typical outfit for work- usually just involves something comfortable and flats if I’m going to be walking around a lot. And definitely a ginormous bag, like my trustworthy Ted Baker here, to fit my laptop, camera, ipad, notebook et all.

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Three years ago, I couldn’t have even dreamed of wearing my favourite concert tee and lace skirt to work. But the times they are a changin’, and I sure am glad.

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 Tee : Thrifted; Skirt 7 Rings : Forever 21; Shoes : Steve Madden

Bag : Ted Baker ; Necklace : Colaba

Photography by Timothy Gama of Lights Camera Smile

I would love to hear from you if you’re doing something unconventional, and your work wear too isn’t restricted to pinstripe shirts and A- line skirts.

Oh and Happy Holidays <3

Deepali

1 Comment on Work Wear?

  1. Rohita Bhatia
    December 26, 2014 at 11:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this post! The progression of work wear in India is changing for good. People do not have to just stick to their salwar kameez anymore. Love the pictures too.
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