Remember when you wished to work from home on rainy days? Wish granted. Every day is now a work from home day and no one knows when we’ll get back to our old 9 to 5. Until then, you need to find ways to motivate yourself, be productive, and most importantly, be happy.
Dressing up for work helps women and men around the world start their days with a positive frame of mind. There is no reason to stop doing that even when you work from home. Therefore, we’ve rounded up 7 really simple wardrobe fixes to look great while you work from home.
7 Work From Home Outfit Ideas for Women
1. Wide-leg drawstring pants and a comfortable t-shirt.Wide-leg pants (palazzos) in cotton, linen, or chiffon are your best friends when you’re aiming for a relaxed look that is equally professional. Palazzos are versatile and pair well with long and loose kurtas, simple t-shirts, or satin shirts that you can tuck in.
2. Chinos and a cardigan in monochrome.When the weather turns cold, wool or cashmere cardigans feel like a mother’s hug—warm and cozy. Paired with comfortable elastic-waist chinos, oversized cardigans make a great addition to your work-from-home wardrobe. Avoid button-down pants, though. Going monochrome with pastel shades of peach, nude, or pink adds depth to your outfit and helps you highlight your best features. Add a little flair with jewellery or a scarf and you’re ready to hop on to your next zoom call looking like you mean business.
3. T-shirt dress and knee-high socks.Is it a dress or an oversized t-shirt? We don’t know. But it is the best loungewear today, tomorrow, and forever. T-shirt dresses, a weekend favourite, sneaked into our work wardrobes while we were busy crunching numbers from the comfortable sofa—and they are here to stay. Materials like jersey cotton or linen with light geometric prints are both work-appropriate and comfortable. Depending on the weather, add some fun to your outfit with a pair of colourful knee-high socks, a long knitted duster, a designer jacket, or a chunky neck-piece.
4. Cotton or satin skirt with a chic camisole top.Knee or mid-length skirts in cotton, satin, or chiffon with a flair or pleats make great retro-esque pieces for your semi-casual wardrobe. They go well with a simple camisole or long sleeve fitted tops. If you’re planning your outfits a week or a night in advance, slot this look for days when you have video conferences or zoom meetings.
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5. T-shirt and a formal jacket.Another outfit perfect for days when you have meetings lined up one after the other. A staple crew neck t-shirt or a rib tee with a throw over leather/ette jacket or a slim blazer, and you’ve got a look that’s soigné with a hint of ease and confidence. Pair them with leggings, jeans, or skirts.
6. Oversized cotton shirt with accessories.Oversized shirts are a modern day favourite for women all the way from France to Australia and India. And we can see why. Oversized shirts look great in pearl or ivory white, pair well with joggers and leggings, and are easy to accessorise. Choose this outfit for working lunches over zoom with colleagues or clients. To add some fun to the outfit, try big hoop earrings in gold or rose gold or a delicate necklace.
7. Wrap dress with a buttonless blazer.A wrap dress is perfect business casual attire. Throw on a buttonless blazer for a more polished and professional look.
There’s a reason we didn’t mention shoes and you know it. Working from home doesn’t have to be arduous and boring. So, give these professional and stylish outfits a try to stay positive and inspired as you work from the comfort of your home.