If you’re like the select few whose job can be carried on remotely, then you’re probably one of those who have been forced to work from home due the coronavirus pandemic that has affected the entire globe. As offices move to virtual spaces and chat and meeting apps, people who have moved to their own home office or nook may be finding it difficult to maintain a routine. But did you know that it’s important not only to create an at-home routine for work, but also to dress appropriately for working from home? Work from home outfits can help create a better productivity mindset.
Fashion psychologist and author Dawnn Karen shared with Bustle her theory on “mood enhancement dress,” explaining, “Mood enhancement dress is dressing to optimize your mood. So when you desire to get out of a funk, dressing up or practicing mood enhancement dress would be proven most beneficial.” Karen explains that because we have different roles in our lives, we associate these roles with a certain uniform. A parent who is also an accountant may associate office wear with productivity and laid back athleisure with her home life. The key to improving productivity at home through work from home outfits is to be as comfortable as possible without feeling too comfortable that we don’t feel like working anymore. We also have to take into consideration if we are to go on Zoom meetings, as we will need to look presentable even while working from home. In line with this, we’ve curated 5 amazing Zoom meeting appropriate ensembles for your work from home outfits that you can totally post on Instagram. Here are a few inspiring looks for everyday work from home outfits.
Best Work From Home Outfits
The Casual Day to Night Look
1. TED BAKER LONDON Moiran Jamboree Floral Mesh Detail Tank
This casual look that can be worn both in the office or at home begins with this chic Moiran Jamboree Floral Mesh Detail Tank, which you can easily layer with a blazer, cozy knit, or accessories around the neck. It is a loose V-neck tank that is both elegant and edgy with its vivid blooms, perfect for the season. Get 40% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
2. LEITH Tie Waist Utility Pants
Comfort and style combine in these sleek straight-leg pants that feature a polished twist on utility trends. It features large front slant pockets so you can easily slip in your phone for those moments you need to concentrate on work or homeschooling the kids, or even for going on a quick store run. Get 55% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
3. KATE SPADE NEW YORK One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace
Add a personal touch to your everyday work from home outfit with the Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace. Wear your lover’s initials around your neck to remember him as you socially distance from each other if you’re not quarantined together. Shop at Nordstrom.
4. KATE SPADE NEW YORK ‘Disco Pansy’ Stud Earrings
Perfect for Spring/Summer, this pair of earrings from Kate Spade New York is feminine and chic, great for day to night wear. Crafted with 12k-gold plate, mother-of-pearl, and glass. Shop at Nordstrom.
5. SAM EDELMAN Natalya Mule
Stay chic and comfy at home with this easygoing mule from Sam Edelman that features retro-chic latticed leather and a contemporary pointy toe. Made of leather upper/synthetic lining and sole. Get 55% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
Ultra Comfortable Yet Instagrammable
1. FREE PEOPLE Bardot Sweater
Toasty and cozy is the way to go with this Bardot Sweater from Free People. Impress your workmates with this casual cropped sweater designed with pronounced seaming and dropped shoulders for a slouchy fit that spells comfort all day long despite working from home. Get 70% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
2. ZELLA Live In High Waist Leggings
You will literally want to “live in” these high waist leggings from Zella. It’s carefully built from moisture-wicking fabric and features a no-slip waistband. Perfect for at-home workouts right after working from home, so you can just switch tops and you’re ready to go! Also features a hidden pocket and smooth flatlock seaming that won’t irritate the skin. Shop at Nordstrom.
3. CASLON® Calder Platform Sneaker in Nude Leather
The Calder Platform Sneaker from Caslon is both sporty and casual. It features a cushioned footbed and a slip-on style that offers easy wear and everyday comfort. Get 70% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
4. GORJANA Chloe Shimmer Charm Necklace
Golden discs adorn this necklace that’s accented with cubic zirconia for some extra twinkle. It’s a delightful necklace that adds some shine to your everyday wardrobe. Get 70% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
5. JENNIFER BEHR Laura Assorted 3-Pack Bobby Pin Set
Keep your hair neat, tidy, and Zoom meeting-ready with this set of bobby pins from Jennifer Behr. It features brilliant Swarovski crystals in an assortment of colors and sizes that sit on the ends of the golden bobby pins. Measures 2 inches in length. Shop at Nordstrom.
Chic Work From Home Style
1. 1901 Sweater Blazer in Ivory-Navy Dot
Go for a sweet, preppy look with this sweater blazer from 1901, which is perfect for any Zoom meeting! It effectively combines the softness of a cardigan and the structure of a blazer so you stay comfortably chic. Features a two-button closure and notched collar. Get 55% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
2. MADEWELL Perfect Summer High Rise Ankle Jeans
Your favorite jeans can easily be paired with a blazer. For this look, go for this retro-inspired high-rise jeans in a light blue wash with contrast stitching. Also features fun roll-ready cropped hems that are perfect for summer. Get 30% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
3. KATE SPADE NEW YORK Sliced Scallops Stretch Bracelet
For those who want to accessorize even if they’re at home, check out this stretchy bracelet from Kate Spade New York, which features pops of sparkle that peek through its gleaming links. It’s an easy grab-and-go accessory for when you want to polish up your look for when a Zoom meeting is in your calendar. Get 70% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
4. TORY BURCH Gigi Bracelet Watch, 28mm
Sometimes, all you need to accessorize is a simple watch. The Gigi Bracelet Watch from Tory Burch features a debossed double-T logo right at the center, with a bright three-hand dial. It also features a dual-finish, three-link bracelet that’s perfect for layering. Shop at Nordstrom.
5. ADIDAS Stan Smith Sneaker
This well-loved sneaker from Adidas is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with over 1,400 reviews on Nordstrom. It features perforated stripes that detail the sides of the iconic tennis shoe and a pop of color at the logo tongue and heel for a perfectly crisp, smart look. Get 10% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
Laid Back Athleisure
1. BLANC NOIR Crop Bouclé Puffer Jacket
When you’re a busy momma who hops from working from home to working out at home, you’re going to need some athleisure picks for your work from home outfits. Get your hands on this bouclé-knit jacket that combines gym style with a street look. It features warm insulation, an inner media pocket, and thumbhole cuffs to keep it in place. It has a front zip closure and snap placket, adjustable toggle hood, and adjustable toggle hem. You’ll want to wear this everywhere even when you go back to work at the office! Get 70% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
2. NIKE Dri-FIT Sleeveless Golf Polo
This piece from Nike totally nails the Zoom meeting look as it is modest enough for office meetings yet sporty enough for popping into the gym. It features a a low-profile collar and moisture-wicking Dri-FIT technology for comfort as you move. Get 55% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
3. BEYOND YOGA Midi High Waist Leggings in Darkest Night
Let’s face it, leggings are your best friend. They’re comfortable and they’re great for wearing to almost any occasion. This pair from Beyond Yoga features a wide elastic waistband and a sleek, figure-skimming knit. It’s versatile enough to wear to both work and play. One customer review read, “These are the best leggings EVER. They are so soft and the fit is amazing! I’ve worn them for yoga, barre, regular gym workouts and lounging and they are perfect for everything.” Shop at Nordstrom.
4. SOREL Kinetic Lace Knit Sneaker
This breathable knit sneaker from Sorel is made with lock-down laces and a well-cushioned footbed, finished with distinctive scallops that ripple across its sturdy sole. This well-loved sneaker is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars at Nordstrom.
5. L. ERICKSON Grab & Go Set of 15 Ponytail Holders
Keep your hair in check with every at-home move with this assortment of ponytail holders that provide a fuss-free finish for all occasions. Whether you’re having a Zoom meeting or doing yoga at home while under quarantine, these bands are truly a handy bunch to have. This product is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars at Nordstrom.
Office Casual as Usual
1. MADEWELL Hillview Cardigan Sweater in Egyptian Gold
Walk on the wild side with this fun Hillview Cardigan Sweater from Madewell, which features a big-cat-inspired spot print. This textured cotton cardigan features oversized buttons and two useful pockets to stash your phone in. Get 45% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
2. MADEWELL 10-Inch High Waist Skinny Jeans Button-Through Edition
Look longer and sexier in this pair of faded black jeans that feature chewed hems for that perfectly casual look. It features an exposed button fly and a five-pocket style. Get 50% off for a limited time at Nordstrom.
3. TORY BURCH Minnie Travel Ballet Flat in Royal Tan/Gold
A much-loved iconic piece from Tory Burch, the Minnie Travel Ballet Flat features a logo medallion on top of the rounded toe on this cushy leather flat that you can wear to quick errands in between working from home. Customers loved this so much they rated it 4.6 out of 5 stars. Shop at Nordstrom.
4. KATE SPADE NEW YORK Loves Me Knot Mini Pendant Necklace
This dainty necklace from Kate Spade New York features a sweet knotted heart at the center of a gleaming strand. It’s a nice addition to your work from home outfits and is even great as a Mother’s Day gift! Shop at Nordstrom.
5. KATE SPADE NEW YORK Mini Small Square Semiprecious Stone Stud Earrings in Jet/Gold
Adorn your ears with these simple yet elegant studs, which feature lightly faceted semiprecious stones at the center. These versatile stud earrings expertly catch and reflect light to provide your work from home outfits just the right amount of shine. Shop at Nordstrom.
Another tip for determining your work from home outfits is to set aside an ensemble for days that you know you will have video calls or meetings. These clothes can be reused, as it often is used for just a short period of time. But for video call meetings that will last longer or for FaceTime calls with your colleagues, friends, or loved ones, go for ensembles that are comfortable to wear for longer. For more fashion inspiration for work from home outfits or OOTDs for various occasions, make sure to check out the links from The Teelie Blog archive. Share this story with friends!
Pantone Color of the Year: 15 Classic Blue Pieces to Shop for Right NowJust a disclaimer – We have partnered with these companies because we use their products and/or proudly trust and endorse them – so we do receive a commission if you make a purchase or sign up for services. Often, we are able to negotiate special discounts and/or bonuses, which we will pass on to you via our links. We often get short notice on sale items available for 24-48 hours as we will pass these savings onto you.