It is better to go to work - even if you are late, wan, and poorly dressed - than to not go at all.
So what if the only outfit you can compose makes you look like a frumpy 12 year old boy who got home after dark? Who cares but you if you’re a-game is jammed behind the toaster at home?
Go anyway. Just hide in your office and soothe yourself with coffee and cigarette breaks.
Your at-work reputation is not so spotless that another speck will really impact the overall level of tarnish. We promise.