Time has moved on from the mandate to work from home. However, many people still do, and I’m often asked by clients how to avoid feeling scruffy when they don’t have to get dressed for the office.
New ways of working, whether it’s fully remote or hybrid (splitting your time between the office and home) have involved an adjustment. The classic workwear wardrobe has changed. And while many are enjoying the less formal way of dressing at a desk, it has resulted in a few challenges.
I’m often quizzed: “How do I avoid wearing sweatshirts and leggings daily?” Another common question is: “How do I go from feeling comfy to looking smart when I need to go out?”
So here are some of the key items I would suggest wearing.
Key Items for a working from home wardrobe
- A knitted co-ord jogger set – soft to the touch, it still offers a relaxed approach to working from home, but will be way smarter than opting for a grey marl sweatshirt and pair or joggers.
- Relaxed tailored trousers – these can be straight, wide leg trousers or tapered, but look for styles that have some stretch and/or an elasticated waist, for more comfort. Easily the comfiest to work in with a T-shirt, blouse, or jumper. Simply add a blazer when you want to head out.
- Dark blue wash or black denim jeans – if you’re splitting time between the office and home and can wear jeans to work these are the colours to choose. Giving you a smarter appearance.
- Classic blazer – in black, navy or beige is the quickest way to smarten any outfit. Perfect for a smart-casual dress code and chic with jeans.
- Choose layers – versatile pieces you’ll wear again and again include T-Shirts, white blouses, striped or patterned shirts, and longline cardigans.
- Wear colour – nothing lifts the spirits like adding a pop of colour to an outfit. Whatever your favourites are, or, if you’ve had your colours analysed and know which suits you best, wear them.
- Key accessories – include plain white trainers (they go with everything) and statement jewellery. Have a great necklace or pair of earrings in your desk drawer. Putting them on will quickly elevate your look and complete your outfit.
My pick from the high street below:
Hope you like the ideas. Meanwhile, if your wardrobe isn’t working for you why not try a personal consultation with me. I offer a free call and we can have a chat about the challenges you want to overcome. To set this up you can drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete a contact me form here.
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