Work from home outfits can be tedious to plan, but working from home has become the new way of conducting business. From all-day virtual offices thanks to apps like Zoom, to weekly video calls to clients, we’re slowly integrating into an entirely new world. The most pressing question then becomes; what should I wear while working from home during the lockdown? And should I even dress up at all?
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Research has shown that productivity levels go up significantly when we follow a “work-from-home” schedule. Creating a space that resembles your office, and is away from your bedroom is a great way to get yourself into work mode. The same goes for work from home outfits.
Being self-motivated can be challenging when you’re at home every day, but dressing up can be an excellent antidote for that. Putting on your work “uniform” will instantly put your brain into work mode, thus making you more productive during the day.
But what exactly should you be wearing for your virtual meetings? And do you combat the need to be comfortable, while looking professional? We’ve got five quick and easy work from home outfits that will keep you motivated, productive and stylish.
A tiered midi dress is not only super trendy right now, but this light knit version is just as comfy as wearing your pyjamas. The statement sleeves give it just enough of that x-factor to be a great work from home outfit. Your top half will look fantastic, and Zoom meeting ready, while it’s comfy enough to sit and work all day.
So you’ve got an important video meeting coming up, and you have no clue what to wear. Why not try a comfy balloon sleeve blouse. Blouses are made from much softer and more flowy fabric than their more stiff counter-part, the shirt. Work from home outfits really need to fulfil two things: being cute while being comfortable enough to wear all day from your couch. And this blouse ticks both boxes.
Don’t sweat it
As the weather turns and we enter the cooler months, jerseys, knits and sweaters begin to take precedence. The need for comfort and warmth collide. This puff-sleeved knit from Zara is the perfect combination. The dramatic shoulder detail is excellent for making a fashion statement via video call. While the cosy knit will keep you warm indoors on chillier days. An all-round work from home outfit winner in my books.
Let’s face it, deciding on appropriate work from home outfits that double as home space friendly, can be frustrating. So why not make your life easier with zero-effort and straightforward jumpsuits. It’s basically a sophisticated onesie! This all in one is budget-friendly, while the stylish checks make it virtual office appropriate.
Make a statement
Casual Friday can still apply to work from home outfits. And nothing says casual Friday more than a cool and laid back t-shirt. Go for one with a slogan or an uplifting statement to not only motivate yourself but your colleagues too. The best thing about this statement top is, you can pair it with any bottoms and no-one will ever know.