In an ideal world, those working from home would get up at the same time as everyone else, and don the same smart workwear and flawless hair and make up as the rest of the working world. But really, this seems like a terrible waste of an outfit when the only people that will see you during a working from home day are the postman and your family.

That said, I’m not suggesting you give in and resort to wearing your pyjamas all day. This will only lead the postman to believe you’re off work unwell, and your family to make sarky remarks about ‘lounging around all day’.

So, for the female home workers among you, I’ve put together a selection of the best clothing to wear at home, which caters to both your comfort and your style needs. Obviously this is only my opinion – if you want to go for power suits or Lady Gaga-style outfits, I applaud you!

Trousers

Let’s start from the bottom shall we? Remember that episode of Friends, where Phoebe claims to have bought a pair of Apartment Pants?  That’s essentially what we’re looking for here – trousers that could pass for a pair of casual day trousers, but have the comfort level of a pair of PJ pants. These tend to be under the loungewear area on most sites. ASOS does a great range, including these Oysho Jersey Track Lounge Pants:Image 1 of Oysho Jersey Track Lounge Pant

Primark also does a great range of loungewear – I’ve got several of their black stretchy trousers, which wouldn’t look out of place at a yoga class.

Tops

Go for fitted but comfortable. I tend to go for vest tops or t-shirts with a super-soft cardigan, for some relaxed glamour. I love slouchy, off-the-shoulder jumpers too, or cute little knit jumpers. Here are a few of my current favourites:

Draped jacket with faux leather detail from Zara.

Another Zara find (they really do have lounge chic down to a T), a Striped Sweater with lace detail.

Oriental Flock Kimono from Miss Selfridge

Dresses

Dresses and leggings/tights are a great combo for the Working From Home uniform. Comfortable to work in, but stylish enough for you to quickly pop out if you need to. Dorothy Perkins are always worth a browse for great casual dresses, like the below.

 

Socks

Stick with me here people. One of the wonderful things about working from home, is that you get to wear delightful, luxurious knee-high socks, and no one bats an eyelid. I love the whole range from Urban Knit, but these cream ones look extra cosy.

Wrap

When it’s really chilly, save on the heating and wrap up in this Cashmilon™ Tassel Trim Knitted Wrap from M&S.

What do you wear when you’re working from home?

8 comments on “Creating a Working From Home wardrobe”

  1. LOVE THIS. if I am working from home (like I am today), I know I can be a bit lazy in the morning and hang around in my pjs but then I make an effort to wear something comfortable and suitable. Everything you featured is basically what I wear. My staple working from home outfits are a pair of soft leggings, a fitted vest top, an oversized cardigan and thick cosy socks (yes!) or slipper booties. I always try to tie my hair back into a smart bun or ponytail too, I find that helps me feel more motivated and put together. Great post, Emma! x

    • Aw thanks lady! I’ve been tempted to add a bit of fashion to the site but wasn’t sure if it would work – glad you like it! Cosy socks for the win eh, especially in this weather!

  2. I agree with Hollie-Anne! I LOVE THIS POST! It is so true.

    I find that this is so true! You don’t want to feel like you’re lazin’ in
    your PJ’s all day, yet you want to be comfortable, + you want to feel adorable!

    Sometimes when I need a pick-me-up on lazy days I go for yoga pants + a
    wrap sweater with some sparkles (and a boat load of caffeine!). Comfy, chic,
    fun, + your husband won’t think you’re a slob either.

    Fantastic post! #teamWorkFromHome!!!

    • Thank you! Yes, it’s finding the right point between comfort and presentable. I love the idea of feeling adorable – that’s pretty much what I was going for without realising!

      Ooh forgot about sparkly wrap sweaters! I haven’t got one of those at the moment *goes shopping*

  3. I just came across your blog and I love it already! I do my freelance translation work from home, and I really struggle with my ‘work outfits’ sometimes! Sometimes I am so lazy I just wear my pyjamas, other times I try to dress up a little but I always end up in leggings, thermal socks and a big jumper! I try not to wear my pyjamas though, because if I do then it makes me feel too “cosy”, and this leads to procrastination because I don’t really feel like I’m working…!
    http://hennahaare.blogspot.com

    • Aw thank you, and welcome! I tend to treat myself to a pyjama day, usually on a Friday, so it feels like I’ve started the weekend early (and it tends to be a quieter day anyway!)

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