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