I know a lot of you are working from home for the first time and are struggling with what to wear! It's easy to roll out of bed and continue wearing the same thing all day and into the night (been there, done that)—but it doesn't always leave us feeling our best.
We want to be comfortable in our clothes but also feel put-together, and that’s where a little morning routine comes in handy. It doesn't have to be grand, and it doesn't have to take up an hour or more of your morning (but bonus points if it does because you deserve it).
When you're chilly tired in the morning, you likely tell yourself you want to put on the warmest, most comfortable clothes you have—sweats or leggings. I can relate! But instead of doing that, what if you reached for your slip dress, oversized cardigan and fuzzy socks? Items that are just as comfortable, but maybe a little out of your comfort zone?
Today I did just that. I got out of my PJs and into the look on the left, I went downstairs and made a coffee, but instead of getting my laptop out right away, I made a point to enjoy that coffee and curl my hair. Seems simple, but it made a huge impact on how I felt today.
Then I decided to style a bunch of "work from home" outfits to share with you all in a blog post tomorrow, and after styling over 10, I ended up in the look on the left. And you know what? I feel just as great in both.
✨ if you really want to wear sweatpants or leggings but you typically feel frumpy in them, try making a point to do your hair or makeup or both, and put on some jewelry (if your children won't get at it).
✨ if you really don't want to do your hair or makeup and still want to feel put-together, focus on putting together an outfit that you feel great in.
Getting Dressed When You Work From Home
One of my go-to tips for getting dressed in the morning when you #workfromhome is to make your coffee/tea first, and enjoying those first sips as you choose your outfit for the day. I will also mention that it helps to style your hair, even though it's my least favourite thing to do. I love my hair a lot more when I've styled it, so I'm learning to love the time I spend getting ready. I’ve styled a collection of outfit formulas for working from home that I hope will make the task of getting dressed a little less daunting and a little more fun. Take what you like, leave what you don't 😉
The Item: A Kimono / Onderbroeks Robe
Wear your nice loungewear with a kimono or robe and use the tie as a headband for funsies.
Wear comfy jeans belted and a tucked in graphic tee with a kimono or robe. Add a hat and shoes if you need to leave the house.
Wear a fitted long sleeve top tucked into wide leg pants with a kimono or robe overtop, wear the tie as a headband 'cause you loved it so much the first time.
The Item: Jogger Pants
Wear nice joggers with a fitted tank tucked in, a cardigan and a headscarf.
Wear nice joggers with a long sleeve basic in neutrals, a colourful cardigan and fun socks.
Wear nice joggers with a sports bra, a cozy longline cardigan and a beanie.
The Item: Wide Leg Pants
Wear wide leg pants with a loose tunic top, comfy to the max
Wear wide leg pants with a tucked in tank and longline cardigan, add jewelry for finishing touches
Wear wide leg pants with a cozy sweater and a scarf
The Item: A Midi or Maxi Dress
Wear a dress with a button-up shirt/tunic worn open, add some jewelry and accessories.
Wear a dress with a cardigan/kimono overtop, add a headscarf and jewelry.
Wear a dress with a cute zip up and fuzzy socks.
The Item: A Pair of Pants / Jeans
Wear pants belted with a long sleeve fitted basic top tucked in, with a vest or cardigan layered overtop, necklace and fun socks.
Wear jeans with a loose fitting tank and a button-up tunic or blouse left open.
Wear pants belted with a loose fitting v-neck french tucked, a vest or cardigan layered overtop, necklace and fun socks.
The Item: A Midi or Maxi Skirt
Wear a skirt with a flannel tied at the waist and a bralette underneath.
Wear a skirt with a basic tee + button up shirt layered overtop, tied at the waist.
The Item: A Pair of Black Comfy/Athletic Pants
Wear an athletic zip up with a pair of athletic pants that aren't leggings. Add a baseball hat.
Wear a graphic tee tucked into belted dress pants.
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