It seems like every state is operating with its own set of rules and Covid guidelines, all of which seem to be changing on a weekly basis, and honestly, I can’t keep up. So I’m trying to bring you a roundup of sh*t you can wear while you work from home, but realistically, I have no clue wtf your current WFH situation even looks like. Some people are still completely WFH, others are in the office half the week and home the other half, but seem to have a more casual dress code than “normal”, and there’s an unlucky group of you who are back in the office full-time as if we’re not still in a pandemic. So with all that being said, here are some comfy WFH options catered to whatever current work situation you’re in.
If You’re Working Completely From Home…
Even if you’re still working from home, you most likely can’t just sit around looking like a total slob 24/7. Whether it’s because you have to be ready to go for a Zoom call or just need to feel some sense of normalcy, it’s great to elevate your WFH loungewear in whatever way you can. This Z Supply sweatshirt is the perfect combination of comfy and polished with its slight puff-sleeve detail.
Nothing says “I have my sh*t together” like a turtleneck…but let’s not get crazy here, a mock neck will do. This top from Missguided keeps you professional and comfy. Also notable, this top is actually part of Missguided’s current However You Nude campaign which aims to redefine “nude”. This campaign is through a partnership with Models of Diversity, a charity that advocates for greater diversity in fashion, beauty, and media. So basically, buying this is a win-win.
We’re obviously all accustomed to our sweatpants after these past six months and, don’t worry, I’m not here about to ask you to give them up. Instead, I’ll recommend you get yourself a pair of sweats with a slightly more tailored look so that you don’t have to worry about your coworkers catching you in those tie-dye sweats you DYI-ed from a TikTok video back in April.
Most of us want to just live in a T-shirt when we’re home, but when it comes to the WFH lifestyle, you always have to be on high alert for a Zoom meeting ambush. And, when you do, the last thing you need is to be caught by your coworkers in your gross old tee from that one 5k you did in high school.
Zara Long Knit Sweater, $49.90
Get on board with the latest influencer trend, polos, while still staying comfy and professional with this knit sweater from Zara. It’s chic, cozy, and has a collar, so you’re ready for anything your WFH day may throw at you.
If you’re sick of tie-dye, then it’s time to invest in ice dye, a new dyeing technique that gives a marbled look—or, my personal interpretation, almost a distressed denim appearance. These leggings are the type that you can easily sit in all day and yet are still high-performance so you don’t have to change out of your work leggings into your Zoom workout leggings.
Dippin’ Daisy’s Sunrise Top, $46
All your coworkers will see from behind their computer screens on your Zoom call is a button-down. Little do they know, this button-down is actually pajamas. What more could you ask for? They also have matching shorts, so you can be business on top, party on the bottom.
If You’re Working Half At Home And Half In The Office…
Yummie Denim Shaping Legging,
It seems like for most people who are at the office part-time, the dress code is a lot more casual than their regular work environment. With that in mind, you can ensure you look put-together and also office-appropriate with these Yummie leggings that still look like jeans.
A button-down always looks nice. However, no need to get all fancy and uncomfortable with it, I mean like, we are still in a pandemic. This button-down from White Fox is actually from their loungewear collection, so you know it’s going to be comfortable af.
JLUXLABEL Boxy Top, $22.79
As I mentioned before, turtlenecks make you look automatically polished. But again, no need to torture yourself with a fitted or chunky one that you’ll be sweating in by 10AM. Instead, opt for this lightweight woven top with its comfortable, boxy fit.
As a proud owner of this dress, I can vouch for how comfy it is and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s super comfortable while also super cute, and still appropriate enough to wear to a casually-dressed office. Plus, as we move into the colder weather, you can pair it with tights and even layer with a vest to help you deal with the famously unpredictable office building temperatures.
I’m a huge fan of a jumpsuit because it’s an all-in-one easy outfit option that always looks good. This jumpsuit is nice enough to get away within a corona-casual office with its button details and simple collar. Also, its overall loose fit can guarantee it will be comfy all day.
If You’re Back In The Office Full-Time…
For those of you back in the office full-time already, you have it bad enough as it is, so I didn’t want to exclude you from the outfit roundup too. I’m going to help you out here and give you some office business-casual pieces that are actually still comfortable, such as this outfit from Marled. I own this set, and I love how it looks classy and polished but is still comfortable. Not to mention, Marled has paired up with Powwater, an organization implementing sustainable clean water projects around the world. They are giving a portion of the proceeds from this collection to the cause.
This is the perfect fall sweater that you actually need if you’re back in the office. It’s comfortable with its lightweight material and will pair seamlessly with tons of things that are already in your closet. Plus, it’s cute enough to wear out on the weekends too.
First off, the fact that this pair of trousers has the word “stretch” in the name means you know they’re going to be comfortable. But, beyond that, they’re super stylish and have a clean tailored look to make them office-appropriate.
A collared shirt is an easy office-appropriate closet staple. This one separates itself from others with its silky woven fabric so it will be soft all day on your skin.
A way to look sophisticated in the office while still feeling comfortable is an oversized blazer. Since it’s oversized, it won’t feel as restrictive as a fitted tailored blazer would. It’s also great for layering.
Whatever your current work situation is, there’s at least one piece here to help keep you comfortable all day long that fits your current work dress code. And, as a reminder, the guidelines for your state are probably currently changing as we speak, so don’t get comfortable with your work situation, just get comfortable with your workwear.
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If there are two things in this world that I really hate more than anything (like, even more than whipped cream flavored vodka), they’re adulting and cold weather. If you enjoy being financially responsible and sitting by the fire, watching snow fall through the window, you’re a) crazy and b) probably on this website by mistake. Anyway, to remedy the fact that it’s freezing outside and you also probably have a million adult things you’re supposed to be doing, here’s something you can do to kill two birds with one stone: shop the Outnet for comfy designer sweaters. I mean, there’s pretty much nothing more responsible and grown-up than a designer sweater, right? There’s just something about a cashmere turtleneck that screams “hey world, I have my shit together.” Plus, everything on the Outnet is like, a million percent off, so it’s genuinely such a responsible way to shop. Here are seven sweaters you totally need.
1. Iris and Irk Livia Cashmere Sweater
This 100% cashmere sweater will make you look cozy AF, but it also has a v-neck that could potentially serve as an opportunity to show off some cleavage, so you can trick people into thinking you didn’t just roll out of bed.
2. T by Alexander Wang Ribbed-Knit Cotton Blend Turtleneck Sweater
Finding a slouchy, loose-fitting turtleneck that doesn’t look like something your dad would wear to shovel the driveway is actually way more difficult than it should be. Luckily, Alexander Wang created the T by Alexander Wang brand specifically for simple, laid-back styles, so obviously this one is perfect.
3. Zoe Karssen Paneled Metallic Knitted Sweater
Just when I thought mesh panels were officially dead, I found this sweater. Because the mesh paneling isn’t doing anything ridiculous, like giving you a chance to be basically naked at brunch, it’s actually a really cool detail. This sweater is ideal for those situations where you just want to wear jeans and a sweater, but like, want to look like you’re wearing something more than jeans and a sweater.
4. Line Imperfect Cashmere Sweater
For some, winter can feel like a total bummer, because there aren’t a lot of easy ways to
be a thirst trap show off the body you’ve worked so hard for. Lucky for you, this sweater has an asymmetrical hem that will make your butt look really good.
5. Elizabeth and James Amelie Ruched Cotton-Blend Terry Sweater
Leave it to the Olsen twins to create a sweater made out of a material that’s pretty much the clothing version of laying in your bed while wrapped in a towel after a shower. Everyone knows Mary-Kate and Ashley invented the whole “sleeping bag as casualwear” trend, so an Elizabeth and James sweater is something every lazy betch truly needs.
6. Dion Lee Open-Back Merino Wool Turtleneck
In the words of our lord and savior Cardi B, a hoe never gets cold, so you should prob get this really cute open back sweater.
7. Monrow Fleece Hooded Sweater
It’s a sweater and a sweatshirt, so you can totally pull off a hoodie in a situation where you normally might not be supposed to be wearing a hoodie. (Like, IDK, maybe when you’re pulling an Ilana Wexler and taking a nap at your desk at work.)