In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many people have been forced to work from home or self-isolate, meaning that staying in has officially become the new going out. Feeling good in your workplace, even if that’s your home, is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Getting dressed can be one of the best ways to boost your mood and keep productivity levels high.
Sometimes, wearing your sweatpants outside the house is inevitable, especially if you prefer to work from home in something comfy. Just make sure you own a pair that you would not be embarrassed to be seen in.
More often than not, you will have to take a last-minute video call with your company or a client. If you are still in your pajamas or a more comfortable outfit that day, having a polished blouse to throw on will alleviate any stress you may feel in that moment. (No one has to know what you’re wearing on the bottom.)
The last thing you need is to feel constricted while you’re working. Make sure your leggings have enough stretch, are easy to move in, and—most importantly—are stylish.
Wearing a plain white T-shirt or even staying in a comfortable sweatshirt might be tempting, but wearing a graphic tee instead will make a world of difference in your overall look. Whether it be jeans, leggings, or those stylish sweats we recommended earlier, the addition of a graphic T-shirt will make your look 10 times cooler.
Quality cashmere knits deliver bright colour-blocked jumpers and cardigans that guarantee to provide a bit of cheer to your at-home wardrobe and can easily be layered over a shirt or teamed with loose tailoring.
Big trouser energy
While it can be tempting to dress from the waist up while working from home, tailored trousers are a staying home essential. However, that does not mean you have to compromise on comfort.
In this instance, we recommend investing in loose, long styles with a wide-leg fit that can span anywhere between slightly flared to an XXXL silhouette. Wide strides with higher waistbands are increasingly comfortable and not to mention flattering as they promise to make your legs look twice as long.
While you’re at home, team with a tucked-in T-shirt and a cosy cardigan for a look you won’t feel ashamed opening the door to your postman in.
The stylish tracksuit
While a hoodie and tracksuit bottoms might be considered the holy grail of all working from home outfits, your favourite old pair of sweatpants just isn’t going to make the cut.