Working from home definitely has its fair share of pros and cons, but regardless of that never-ending list (especially since it is quite subjective), feeling good in your workplace, even if that’s your home, is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. One of the best ways to feel confident and ready for a full day of work is by dressing the part and being prepared for whatever the day might throw at you. In other words, wearing your pajamas might not be the most productive choice (but to each their own).
We aren’t saying you need to wear a full-on suit while sitting at your at-home desk, but we are saying that little things such as comfortable leggings, cute flat slides, and polished blouses to throw on when you need to take a video call are all simple ways to feel better while working.
For example, instead of wearing old sweatpants, get a new pair that you would actually love to be seen in outside of the house. Or instead of a plain white T-shirt, try a cool graphic one to make more of a statement. Get the picture?
Keep reading to see our comprehensive list of the items we think you should invest in when you work from home.
Sometimes, wearing your sweatpants outside the house is inevitable, especially if you prefer to work from home in something comfy. Just make sure you own a pair that you would not be embarrassed to be seen in.
Instead of throwing on your beaten-up workout shoes to quickly run an errand, walk the dog, or grab a bite to eat, opt for something a little sleeker. Whether you are wearing your sweats, leggings, or jeans, a pair of these sneakers will help to keep your look clean.
More often than not, you will have to take a last-minute video call with your company or a client. If you are still in your pajamas or a more comfortable outfit that day, having a polished blouse to throw on will alleviate any stress you may feel in that moment. (No one has to know what you’re wearing on the bottom.)
The last thing you need is to feel constricted while you’re working. Make sure your leggings have enough stretch, are easy to move in, and—most importantly—are stylish.
Wearing a plain white T-shirt or even staying in a comfortable sweatshirt might be tempting, but wearing a graphic tee instead will make a world of difference in your overall look. Whether it be jeans, leggings, or those stylish sweats we recommended earlier, the addition of a graphic T-shirt will make your look 10 times cooler.
The best thing about this shoe style is that it can be worn as house slippers or normal shoes. We suggest buying a pair that is a little more fun than usual, so no matter where you are—in your home or outside—your feet will be festive. Bonus points for how easy they are to slip on!
Dainty necklaces are a secret weapon in the world of accessories. They are convenient because typically they are so small that you can sleep in them, so when you wake up, your neck is already doused in stunning strands of gold. We recommend layering them for a more standout look. They will also make your overall appearance look more put-together on a video or conference call.
This post was originally published on an earlier date and has since been updated. Opening Image: @chrisellelim