20th Aug 2020
All dressed up with nowhere to go.
When the realisation kicked in that we all might be spending a very long time working from our kitchens, beds and couches, the full-time work-from-home community chimed in to say that it was very important that we all continued to get dressed every day as if we were going to work. “These poor people,” I thought, “with the establishment so ingrained in their psyche that they cannot see the joy in the getting to wear pyjamas all day.”
Yet, there I was, week one, already fed up of pyjamas and wearing dresses, white pants and earrings again. Sure, there are Uggs on my feet but if I could get away with that in the office, you better believe I would wear nothing but Uggs on my feet every day. No bra though, obviously. I’m not a complete psychopath.
Some days I wear a summer dress, some days I wear a hoodie and leggings all day. There is no in between. While the novelty of wearing joggers everyday has worn off, and my jeans begin to look ever more desirable, I’m living through the wardrobe of influencers — those in elevated basics, those making loungewear look luxe, those parading around their homes in dresses and those who are sparking joy into their days with a wardrobe of neon brights. Which WFH wardrobe are you?
In need of mood-boosting? There’s no easier way to feel instantly upbeat than with a wardrobe of rainbow brights. Look to Zeena Shah for all the cheerful bright sartorial inspiration.
Shop electric brights.
Related: Alexa Chung’s working from home outfits feature one classic staple
Feel pulled-together in loungewear by pairing simple neutrals with gold jewellery, like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Shop luxe loungwear.
Don’t put away your dresses now – they’re the luxe way to dress lazily. While we wait to wear them with Birkenstocks in summer, we’ll stay comfy in them now with no bra and slippers.
Shop throw-on dresses.
Related: 17 work-from-home outfit options that are not loungewear or tracksuits
Oversized shirts, comfy separates and elevated basics are the laidback way to stay comfy but looked pulled-together for your Zoom meeting.
Shop minimalist basics.
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