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?
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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