I wrote this post in December after a solid semester of working from home every Thursday and Friday. I didn’t hit publish on it at the time, but given world events I am now getting even more familiar with my work from home wardrobe. Even better, I’ve narrowed my work-from-home getting dressed approach down to a simple decision tree. Consider this my flow chart of what to wear in the morning…
Pick a pant
I start every work from home outfit with the non-negotiable: comfortable pants. My collection that meets my own standards is small–I love a good elastic waistband, but the pants also have to be breathable. This leaves:
- My Brass ponte pants (the only pants featured here, you’ll notice! haha)
- My Madewell straight leg jeans (these are really oversized–I wear a size 27 and am usually a 28. I could have sized down one more, I think, but why not be comfy?)
- Joggers (full disclosure: my current pair is not breathable enough so I don’t grab them that often)
Outside or nah?
The next decision is basically “is it nice enough to go out there?” If so, I put socks on and leave shoes near my desk. This eliminates one of the many barriers (cough laziness) that keep me from going for neighborhood walks between tasks. I currently pick between:
- Old Nikes
- These Everlane sneakers (gifted, above) if I’m going to also run errands or meet people (not a concern right now).
How cold am I?
The answer is cold. Always cold. The longer I sit at my desk, the worse it gets. I rotate between a “coatigan,” this cozy alpaca sweater, and this Madewell cardigan.
Not a question, but wow could I use some cheer in my daily routine right now. I’ve recently found joy from this funfetti sweater that I thrifted and colorful earrings (like these or these), which I’d like to think cheer others up on Zoom meetings (though I have not polled anyone).
Stay safe in there, everyone!
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4 thoughts on “The search for reasonable clothes to work from home in: My virtual work uniform flowchart”
Looking so cute while I sit in here in pj pants and a sweatshirt! But I want to try these tricks 🙂
Comfort is queen though!!!
This is such a great idea. I work from home a lot at the moment (even before current global developments!), and it’s sometimes really hard to find the motivation to put a proper outfit together. All too tempting to cosy up at the desk in a big hoodie. But I’ll definitely be using your decision tree method going forward! Hope you’re staying safe!
Thank you!! We are doing ok working from home so far. Hope you are safe too–a cozy hoodie is definitely a good work from home choice!
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