It’s been almost exactly two months since the US began quarantining because of the corona virus, and those 2 months have sure been interesting! I’ve spent more time in front of a computer in my kitchen than probably ever before and even I work from home on a normal basis.
Truthfully, I’ve never thought about creating a work from home wardrobe. Working from home for me has always meant a great pair of leggings, my favorite mug, a snuggly pull over and probably my hair in a bun.
It’s kind of a mish-mash of my favorite lounge clothes that last for years and always feel comfy while I type the day away in front of a computer.
But I have learned a thing or two about working from home in the last 3 years. And I’d be holding out on you if I didn’t share with you my top 5 favorite work from home pieces.
I’ve learned a few things about how to work from home and the first thing is that getting up and getting dressed in the morning matters alot. If you don’t do it, you’re much less likely to take yourself serious.
When I get dressed for my work from home job, I like to wear things that are comfy, I can quickly and easily run to the store in them and they’re not so structured that they strain me a ton sitting in front of a computer.
Here are my top 5 favorite work from home clothes
Minnetonka Cally Slipper
I first found this slipper when I was Mother’s Day shopping a few years ago and wanted to give my mom something a little snuggly to wear around the house when she started to work from home a few days a week. What ended up happening was I fell in love this the soft interior and durable exterior of this slipper myself and now work from home in these most days myself.
Minnetonka Cally Slipper available online at Nordstrom.
Cotton V-Neck Shirt
A great cotton V-neck shirt is comfy and versatile. Technically it’s pretty casual and will feel breathable to spend all day in, but if you need to get on a quick conference call with important people, it’s not so casual that people will feel you’ve come unprepared. I wore cotton v-neck tees to an office long before I wore them to work from home, but now their one of my go-to staple items.
Madewell Cotton V-Neck Tee available online at Nordstrom.
Whether its a boot leg, boyfriend or skinny leg jean, whatever kind of jeans you sit in all day as you work from home matter. Personally, I’m always found in either a great pair of leggings or my skinny jeans on the days I know I’ll be going out or running errands. Skinny jeans keep me feeling like I’m a real person that wears something besides lounge wear. Paired with the cotton V-neck tee (above) or a good blouse, and I’m ready to face my day.
Skinny jeans available online from Express.
Under Armour Leggings
Now, on the days that I have no plans to leave the house at all and will be staying in all day, I always opt for the uber comfy leggings. I love the Under Armour leggings because they’re practically indestructible with strong fabric and intricate hem lines. I have a pair I’ve worn and used for 5 years now and they still fit like the first time I wore them. But they’re also very comfy to sit in all day and work, keeping the focus on the work and away from what I’m wearing.
Leggings available online from Under Armour.
North Face Fleece
Ahh, now just like when working in an office, there are days where my house can get a little chilly even with the heat on. I always keep around a good fleece to throw on at a moment’s notice. I bought this fleece from North Face just a few months ago and absolutely love how it looks, feels while I am wearing it, and it works great as a layering item to keep you warm during the cooler months of the year.
North Face Women’s Osito Jacket available online at Amazon.