If you’ve never worked from home before, it can be difficult to set a routine and the distinction between working and relaxing can become a bit of a blur.
Working from home can have its advantages, you’ll have more flexibility, fewer distractions from co-workers and of course the ability to wear cozy clothes. However, it’s important that you get out of your pyjamas and get dressed. Getting dressed can help create a sense of structure, creating a clear divide and help provide you with a sense of time.
There are many options you can wear when working from home and sometimes it can get a little overwhelming. So, we are here to provide you with our top tips to get the most out of your styling when working from home.
Business up top, comfort on the bottom
The main thing to consider when dressing for working from home is your productivity levels. Many people can’t work productively if they are distracted by even a moment of discomfort.
You want to be as comfortable as possible in your own home without breaking the boundaries.
There is a little secret you can keep from your workmates and clients…a mixture of smart and casual. Perfect for client calls, make people think you’ve really made an effort by wearing something smart and sassy on your top half but then keep it comfy and casual on your bottom half.
A collared shirt always means business and a crisp white shirt never fails to impress. Throw in some bang on-trend puff sleeves and there you have a power outfit! No one would ever know that on the bottom half you’re wearing an old pair of leggings or some comfy joggers.
If you’re worried about risking it too much when what about a pin stripe shirt with a nice touch of embroidery and some loose-fitting jeans. Or you could even style some sassy satin joggers with a simple bodysuit, low maintenance that still says you’re a strong independent woman.
Always stick to something comfy on your bottom half so your less distracted and can sit for long hours. Consider a flared trouser, leggings, joggers or a looser fitted jean. No one wants to sit for hours in skinny jeans – that’s just wrong!
Dress down Fridays
Now, for days when you don’t have to worry about conference calls, you may want to go all-out comfort. We’re talking about a cosy hoody, a warm jumper, or even an oversized slogan tee.
Keeping up with the comfort, you could style your oversized t-shirt with some flared trousers, an outfit that is screaming 60s vibes!
Find your go-to dress
If it’s warm in your house, and you’re starting to feel the heat in your makeshift office, then throw on a comfy loose-fitting dress and set those pins free.
Find a dress that is easy to throw on and wear as a complete outfit. There are many different styles of dresses that make great workwear outfits from skater dresses, day dresses, and of course shirt dresses.
A shirt dress is a must for any fashion-forward female and we are major fans. We are big fans of the shirt dress. Dress it up or down, choose from long or short sleeves, you’ll find a shirt dress an essential item all year round. A casual yet sophisticated look, you’ll be able to show off your curves in all the right places. Available in lots of different colours and prints, perfect to suit your personality. For your wild side try a leopard print number or make a statement with a bold colour and power stripes.
Throw on a jumpsuit
What better way to jump-start your day than with a jumpsuit. An all in one style that’s easy to throw on when you’ve just rolled out of bed and still look amazing. An instant outfit!
Jumpsuits can be fun and quirky, they can work for anyone and are such an easy way to look put together, even when you’re not feeling it on the inside.
A culotte jumpsuit will feel easy and breezy whilst staying on top of your style game. Always choose a style that isn’t clingy then you’ll stay comfy yet confident without any worries when that conference line rings!
A silk-look jumpsuit screams style whilst also feeling like you’re still in those silk pyjammas you’ve been wearing all night. You’ll be able to throw it one and feel ready to kick start your day.
What’s not to love about a jumpsuit!?
Okay, okay, so they may be a nuisance when you need to pop to the loo, BUT you’re working from home, there’s no pressure you get back to your desk!
Be bright, bold and beautiful
Brighten up not only your day but your work pals too by picking out your most colourful pieces in your wardrobe.
Wearing bright clothes can be beneficial in many ways. It can make you feel more awake, make others smile, show confidence, and radiate positivity – something we all need when working from home can sometimes be a lonely place.
Add some happiness to your wardrobe with yellows, oranges, and bright reds. A yellow wrap frill top will scream sunshine and brighter days and a red wrap over crop top can be dressed up or down and will provide you with that all-important positive powers!
Grab a hair accessory to cover your unwashed hair
Dress up any outfit with a handy hairband that will not only keep your hair off your face, but it can also be a great way to hide unwashed hair – very sneaky!
Headbands have been reborn. You’ll feel totally chic with a headband fit for royalty. The finishing touch for any outfit, a headband is beautiful and practical. Choose from luxurious velvet, sophisticated pearls or even just a simple slim headband, a welcomed addition to any outfit.
Taking time to get dressed in a morning can make you feel a little more connected to reality. Why not connect with your followers and post a daily #WFH selfie and challenge your friends to do the same.