If you’ve been wearing the same pair of trackies for the past month, same. Going from working in the office every day to working from home is a bit of a shock to the system.
But for someone like me, a freelancer, working from home is my normal. So I’m here to give you my top tips and picks for putting together the perfect WFH outfit to help you get through COVID-19 self-isolation.
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Best work from home outfits.
At first, you may be overjoyed with the idea of wearing trackies and a casual tee to work every day but I hazard a guess you’ll soon grow to resent the constant comfort and will feel a little… frumpy. Frumpy and productivity do not go hand in hand, so let’s build a WFH dress code to help you go from bed to lounge productively.
Tip number one: Business on top, comfort on the bottom.
It’s WFH 101 right? A fancy blouse and PJ pants! But wearing comfortable bottoms isn’t exclusive to pyjama pants, I found some fantastic comfy but stylish trousers that are so much better than pyjamas and will still be office appropriate when you’re allowed to return to the daily grind.
The key to an amazing pair of WFH pants is fit, fabric and comfort. My must-have pair is currently the Palazzo Pants from 17 Sundays. Made from natural, lightweight, woven viscose, they have an elastic waistband and go up to a size 26! Their only fault is that they don’t have pockets, but when you’re working from home, who needs them?
For a little business on top you can’t go wrong with a basic longline shirt. It’s so simple, yet effective. And if you can’t be bothered ironing, a simple tee and some statement earrings will do the trick.
Here are two of my recent outfits working with this foolproof combo.