(Photo by Chaparral [Kendra] via Flickr)
I personally can not write a word without at least having my hair and teeth brushed, coffee in hand, and a pair of respectable jeans adorned. I've tried working in my PJ's. (Have you seen my PJ's?) No, it just doesn't work for me.
Maybe it's because I'm still at the point in my biz where I really care what other people think. When I'm set for a conference call, I prepare 10 minutes beforehand, with my chair height perfectly adjusted, my favorite black pen in position, and my call-waiting disengaged. To be doing all of this in my flannel striped pajama bottoms with the hole in the crotch won't do anything for my confidence.
It's been while since my black silk suit has even left my closet. I believe I last wore it to a funeral (one where everyone else showed up in shorts and tankinis.) So to me, just wearing jeans is a stretch to do business in.
What about you? Do you have a freelance "dress code?" Are you comfortable writing that very important email to the Editor-in-Chief while lounging in a bath towel? Or are you like me, nervous, slightly superstitious, and in need of a little grooming to get your business groove on?