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Working from Home? 5 Casual-Chic Outfits to Keep You Motivated

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While many of us have mastered the art of working from home after a year of lockdown, we all need a wardrobe refresh every now and then. Even if we have some cute WFH ‘fits, it’s hard not to fall back into the habit of wearing pajamas all day. If your sweatpants looks are feeling a little stale, we’re here to spice things up with some fun new ideas for fall. 

Whether you are working from your home office desk or the kitchen table, looking good also helps you to feel good. Try these outfit combinations and see if they don’t lift your spirits while you’re working from home

Sweater Dress and Wool Clogs

Besides looking more professional for Zoom calls, swapping out pajamas for actual clothes has tangible benefits for your productivity levels and your mood..

For chilly mornings, slip on a long-sleeve sweater dress that, like overalls, is a one-piece wonder. The softer and cozier, the more likely you will actually reach for it in the morning when you are working from home. Keep your feet warm with socks and wool slippers that you can pad around the house in. If you can, try to find a pair of indoor-outdoor clogs with rubber soles that you can also wear outside so that you don’t have to change shoes every time you need to run to the store or walk your dog. 

  1. Cotton Chinos, T-Shirt and Fuzzy Socks

For days when you might actually need to run outside in your WFH clothes, why not turn to this effortless outfit? With a classic t-shirt in a neutral color and a pair of laid-back chinos, you look dressed for all sorts of occasions, from sitting on your sofa to meeting with your co-worker to go over paperwork. When you’re at home, indulge in some extra fuzzy wool socks or wool-lined slippers. Then, when you head out, simply swap for boots or a pair of sneakers.

  1. Matching Knit Set

Elevate your loungewear by embracing seasonality with a luxurious knit set. A knit sweater and matching pants are incredibly comfortable, yet they also look pulled together. They’ve become so popular that you can wear your knit set anywhere, from the cinema to your local coffee shop. Choose a set in a neutral tone like tan, black, or white for more versatility. This way, it will be easier to wear these pieces separately with other clothes in your wardrobe.

  1. Cozy Overalls 

Easy to throw on, cute and cozy overalls look stylish all day when you’re working from home. This ‘90s trend is back in a big way and it’s great for those of us who love to be comfy all the time. With overalls, you don’t have to put any effort into deciding what to wear because they make getting dressed a snap. You can layer your favorite sweater underneath for extra warmth when you head outside and wrap an oversized scarf around your shoulders like a stylish version of a blanket to complete the look.

  1. Oversized Flannel Shirt and Leggings

Fall is the season of flannel for everyone, and we love the soft material and nostalgic look of an oversized flannel shirt or shacket. To balance proportions and keep things easy when you’re working from home, you can style your flannel shirt with a pair of classic black leggings. Or, wear your flannel shirt unbuttoned with a white t-shirt or band tee underneath. Add a pair of blue light glasses to complete this WFH look and protect your eyes from the strain of staring at your laptop all day.

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