Starting the workday in your PJs is dreamy. However, what happens when your boss says, let’s get everyone on a Zoom video call? There you are scrambling to ensure you don’t look like you’re truly benefiting from stay-at-home orders. For many remote workers, the self-quarantine gives them a more lax schedule. However, if you don’t want to look like you’re going from your bed directly to your desk, you may want to have some work-from-home (WFH) attire handy to look professional while being comfy. From cozy sweatpants to high-end socks, scarves and other cool attire, here are a few clever ideas to mix into your wardrobe.
Step into a Shirtdress
A benefit with a shirtdress is from the waist up you look professional (and don’t need to iron your attire). No heels necessary, no pant or skirt suit required. And, you can don your comfy socks or toasty warm Uggs.
To create this look: look for shirtdresses by H&M, Mango, Everlane, Nordstrom and Vince.
Maximize the Look with Maxi Dresses Over Turtlenecks
Call it hobo chic but maxi dresses are eye-catching. And, your turtleneck shows sophistication. Pair your attire with a chunky chain or necklace, and you’re ready for your 12 o’clock meeting.
To complete this look: Check out maxi dresses from Old Navy, ASOS, Carissa, Missguided, Stevie and Eloquii.
Layer Those Tops Like a Sandwich
Layering short- and long-sleeve shirts are casually elegant especially if its silky fabrics. Partner with a choker, necklace and now you’re ready to balance the budget. If you need to run out, throw on your favorite leggings and go.
For this style: Find layered tops from Neiman Marcus, Camilla, Eileen Fisher, and Loewe.
Jeggings or Leggings, Anyone?
Aside from the comfort factor, this look requires little effort. And, the stretchy fabric in your trusty leggings is more comfortable if you’re sitting for long periods of time.
Find the best leggings at Carbon38, Athleta, Girlfriend Collective and Epoque Evolution.
Pile On the Jewels
Who said wearing all your jewelry at once wasn’t a thing? With a bit of Breakfast at Tiffany’s flair, you’re ready for a raise (even if it’s only raising your computer screen). Besides, it’s WFH, not WTF.
Shop for jewels at Caye Joaillier, Colette, Jade Trau and Carbon & Hyde.
Seize the Day with Cardigans and Midi Skirts or Shorts
Call it hobo chic but light and layered is always trending. Mix and match your pastels or earth tone colors for a cool monochromatic look. Add a casual tee or camisole for all-day comfort. And, marry that with minimalist makeup and accessories.
Partnering your favorite sweater with shorts is another fun style, even if you’re wearing your bedroom slippers (time for that pedi).
Find comfy cardigans at Old Navy, Free People, Madewell and Mango.
Show Your Chic with Dress Shirts and Skinny Jeans
Step out for fresh air in style. A crisply starched white dress shirt says, “Here I am Corporate America.” But, a printed one says, “Let’s group chat next week.” Even if you’re only picking up a soy chai latte. Match with a simple clutch purse, pearl earrings and your favorite Ray-Bans.
Shop for great dress shirts at Frank and Eileen, Theory and Treasure and Bond.
Partner Your Boyfriend Blazers with Slip Dresses or Mini Dresses
Ready to transform an otherwise simple look? With rolled-up sleeves on your structured blazer, you’re ready to do business. And, you can get up and walk to the fridge on that video call confidently. Pull your hair up in a corporate bun or let your hair cascade down to relieve any neck stress or tension.
Get boyfriend blazers from the Gap, Reformation and Ava & Viv.
Get Corporate Comfy with Wrap Dresses and Uggs
One of our favorite yummy outfits fit for finance or tech environments is a floral wrap dress. It’s easy to throw on, doesn’t need ironing and the colors make a bold statement. With your Uggs hugging your toes, go onboard that new hire or explore those future projections.
Shop for flirty wrap dresses at Goodthreads, Lulus, Ecowish and Boden.
Jazz It Up with Wool Blazers, Sweats, Gloves – and Bed Hair
If you’re only stepping out for the mail or to run a quick errand, do so in style. But don’t just make it any sweatsuit. Put on a jazzy Adidas matching set (can’t beat a classic). Or, step into a cozy cashmere lounge set. Throw on your favorite sneaks and grab your cutest face mask, scarf and gloves. You’re professional and polished.
Find cool sweatsuit sets at Sporty & Rich, Frankie Shop and Donni.
WFH Chic: It’s the Best of Both Worlds
Having attractive attire is especially helpful for those online meetings and video conferences. And, you’ll find you start to look forward to picking out your workday wardrobe in advance. Who says you have to sit on your laptop in flannels all day? Do that after your 9-5 when you open a pinot. However you don your attire, make your workdays fun. You’ll find the possibilities are endless – especially from the waist up! Happy styling!