How to dress for work with a hangover!
Dressing for work with a hangover is a major fashion issue that needs to be solved!
Hey, it happens to the best of us. Last night, you had a couple drinks and subsequently a couple hours of sleep, but now you have to drag your sluggish, dehydrated shell of a body to the office (we’re so sorry). But good news is - you can do this!
The easiest way to mask a hangover is by looking fresh and awake—which sounds simple, but can be a serious challenge. Start by waking up earlier than normal, taking a cold shower, using redness-relief eye drops, and brushing your teeth like a champ. This rids your body of any post-party liquor smells and provides a much-need energy boost. It may sound counterintuitive to wake up early when you feel like you haven’t even slept, but nothing is worse than being hangover and in a hurry before you go to work. We also suggest making your alarm a happy tune so you hate your life just a little bit less when it goes off.
Your outfit obviously depends on the dress code of your particular office. In more relaxed workplaces, it’s easier to say “screw it” and throw on a t-shirt, but that will only invite questioning as to why you look a little rough around the edges. The key to the hangover morning is flying under the radar: find yourself an outfit that is comfortable enough, but still in line with your normal attire. Look at our proposals depending on your business dress code.
For business meetings, just chug a gallon of water and resist the urge to roll up to the office in sweats and a blanket cape. Instead, reach for something cozy like an oversized-cut suit paired with a turtleneck sweater and the most comfortable high heels you own, in a matching color.
A suit gives you the opportunity to take the jacket on or off – depending if it’s sweaty time or you’re hangover freezing. Wearing a sweater instead of a blouse gives you more space to move and breathe. A blouse can get very tight during a long meeting and your head is already over-challenged by trying to concentrate on what’s being said. On warmer days, a light summer dress is the alternative for how to dress for work with a hangover.
A statement accessory may distract people from the dark circles around your eyes, but add a cool peacoat to avoid freezing. Comfy hidden heels and net stockings complete the look.
When you’re in copious amounts of pain and can’t see straight, it’s important to keep things simple. How to dress for work with a hangover when working in a creative office? High heels are probably not the best choice in case you’re still a little bit wobbly. Now is not the time to take a major fashion risk. It’s entirely possible you’ll end up with two different left shoes on your feet when when figuring out what to wear with a hangover. Choose black stretch jeans (space, your body needs space!) an oversized white blouse (space again) and a black jacket or sweater. Sneakers and a beanie are also comfy and fashionable! Benefit number one: a white blouse looks fresh and a beanie hides having a bad hair day.
Option 2 is a cream sweater with a wide neckline, put over a t-shirt, so you can take off the sweater when it gets warm. A cropped stretch jean embodies cleanliness and nude pumps finish the look. If you’re not feeling safe enough for pumps, choose sneakers instead. Unwashed hair is also best styled in a ponytail.
How to dress for work with a hangover when you’re a school teacher? Go for a relaxed, airy maxi skirt paired with a comfy, soft sweater. Sneakers and loose cut outerwear are the perfect choice for hiding the hangover from your school kids. Sneakers are comfortable and soft for long walks down the aisles. Another suggestion from us is cropped pants with a patterned men’s shirt and wedges, which are perfect for walking from classroom to classroom.
An oversized tote is the perfect catch-all for all of your recovery needs (e.g. water, aspirin and handwritten reminders for you to never go this hard again on a weeknight).
Try to head home as early as possible. Make sure you have plenty more water and get a good night’s rest. Or, if it’s Friday take a nap and go out again — it’s not like you have work tomorrow.