Confession time: After a long hard day, sometimes I transition into post-work mode a little…prematurely. Climbing the stairs to my third-floor apartment, I’ll catch myself starting to quite literally take off the day. Nothing scandalous, I’m not topless before I get my key in the door or anything, but pulling my shirt from its previously tucked position? Discretely unbuttoning the top button on my pants? Yeah, that happens. That happens a lot.
By the time I do make it through my front door, I’m in full ‘shedding mode.’ You’ll find me by the trail of shoes, bags, and clothes lining the hallway, the kitchen, and living room. When I finally make it to my closet, I’m all ready for my après-work outfit. Shorts or sweats and an easy breezy tank top, mandatory before I even sit down.
If me and my couch can enjoy only a brief dalliance before I’m headed back out on the town, I don’t go full leisure, but I will bust out my slippers for a minute. The sweats may make an appearance too, even just for five minutes before I have to put myself back together. Even over the dress I’m wearing.
What matters is marking the end of work, the beginning of play. Some people fix themselves a drink, some people throw on music and dance around yelling “You don’t own me, ma-a-a-a-n!” at an imaginary boss. For me, I do as Jay-Z so wisely reminded us to do. I change clothes.
Is this just me and my verging-on-OCD habits, or do you do a full-change when you get home from work too?
Do you have a favorite downtime outfit? So long as it’s not some creepy Hugh Hefner silk pajamas set, I want to hear about it.