Five ideas for your work-from-home wardrobe
Remote work has become more common over the last few years. With that said, many of us are having our first experiences with remote work as employers have been releasing work from home policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the added freedom is nice, some of us are having trouble adapting to this new work arrangement. For many, one of the biggest issues is whether they should get dressed for work every day. Do you need to wear clothes that you would wear to the office? Is it OK to stay in pyjamas?
If your company doesn’t have a dress code for working from home, it might be OK to wear pyjamas all day. With that said, there are benefits to getting out of bed and putting on clothes. Even if you are just putting on some comfortable women’s loungewear, getting dressed will help you get in gear and ready for work.
The following are a few ideas for outfits that can help you get ready for working from home.
T-shirt and sweatpants
If you are looking to stay comfortable and you don’t plan on any video conferencing, there is nothing wrong with wearing a t-shirt and some sweatpants in your home office.
If this is the kind of attire you wear to bed, maybe you should take a shower and put on a fresh set. Even if you are wearing clothes that are like your pyjamas, the act of getting ready in the morning can help you prepare for a productive day.
A nice midi dress can work well when working from home. It can add a little style to your work-from-home wardrobe while allowing you to stay comfortable. It is also a great option if you know you are going to have a video conference with people from work.
A blouse and jeans
If you still want to look professional while staying comfortable for video conferences, all you need to do is wear a shirt that you would wear to the office with a pair of pants that are a part of your at-home wardrobe.
One easy outfit is a pair of jeans with a blouse. This is a nice look for working around the house and it can also be suitable for video meetings.
White t-shirt with Bermuda shorts
This combo offers a semi-casual look that is perfect for working from home. It is comfortable enough for lounging on the couch during your break, but it looks good enough for any situation that requires you to be seen by other people.
Remote work offers a good opportunity to get more use from your knit sets. They’re great because they are comfortable and you also have a lot of style options. Depending on the knit set you are wearing and the culture at your company, they might even be OK if a sudden video conference comes up.
In summary, most employers won’t mind if you dress in loungewear when you are working from home – they are more concerned with productivity. That said, you still want to look presentable, and getting dressed can have an impact on how you feel about your workday.