Vaca’s over, get your essentials for a smooth return to work

When the new school year begins, we often think of kids going back to school, but it also means returning to a work routine. After enjoying summer to the fullest, now is the time to start thinking about a more active professional life. September will be an important month to refocus and come down from the summer vaca high. Whether you're working from home or in the office, here's our list of essentials to ease you into a hassle-free return to work.


The pandemic has changed a lot of things in the workplace. Many of us are now at home and / or have reduced our daily commute to work. The result: a much more relaxed professional wardrobe. This season, choose comfortable materials and silhouettes. For men, we’re thinking of a versatile Lacoste polo and casual chino pants that go with everything. For women, we’re reinventing the classics. Instead of the traditional blazer, opt for a more fun look from Iris Setlakwe. We love its texture! Working from home also means we no longer need to wear heels every day. We fell in love with Aldo's XL sole loafers.


Commute-work-sleep has been replaced by work-sleep, and less travel means having a fully equipped dream office at home. Laptop, tablet, voice assistant, these tech products will simplify your life and save you time. For the on the go professional, an insulated travel mug is a must!


In order to stay focused, what could be better than a self-care moment? Self-care plays an important role in your well-being and overall happiness, especially in times of stress. That’s why it’s essential to execute at home for a restful and productive work environment. Dress up your desk with a stunning candle or diffuser, read a book, make yourself a nice coffee or do a hair treatment. Anything to pamper and relax!


Make sure you have your meals organized when you go back to the office! You've been eating at home for months now, so you might not have all the lunch essentials anymore. Get eco-friendly items like reusable food pouches and containers from Bento box. All available at Sports Experts and Hudson's Bay. WFH may also have changed your sanitary habits, so don't forget your hand sanitizer and why not a toothbrush!