Your work wardrobe reinvented
Published by Lucie Clark for Homebodii
The traditional model of going to the office five days a week has been turned on its head in the last year. The kitchen table has become the “office” and video has replaced face-to-face meetings. And with many people fully embracing the benefits of working from home (no commute time! Working from the couch!) it looks set to continue as the new work norm even when it is safe to go back to office.
This big shift in work culture has signalled a shift in office attire and begs the question, what do you wear to work from your kitchen table, living room sofa or bedroom desk that checks the style, comfort and Zoom-appropriate boxes?
Your WFH wardrobe checklist
When we went to the office 9 to 5, five days a week, our wardrobe often was segmented into an “office” wardrobe and a “weekend” wardrobe. And those two wardrobes never mixed. However, once we started working from home, let’s be honest, style and motivation to get dressed up for work kind of went out the window because who knew how to dress for the “office” at our bedroom desk?
But, feeling good in your clothes can be pretty powerful. When you’ve nailed your look, you feel motivated, ready to take on the day and confident in yourself. It’s similar to how starting each morning with something that motivates you, like taking your favourite online Pilates or yoga class or getting outdoors for a run or a walk with a buddy or your best four-legged furry friend, sets you up with a positive mindset for the rest of the day.
So, what is on the WFH wardrobe checklist?
- You need to feel great wearing it and look forward to getting dressed each day
- Versatile so it can take you from your home desk to doing the school run, picking up a few things at the shops and then back to your desk/kitchen table for a video meeting with your team
“The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear.”
— Ines de La Fressange
Your work from home wardrobe staples
A classic white tee
This wardrobe staple is the MVP (most valuable player) of any WFH wardrobe. It looks crisp, fashion-forward, professional and is great on Zoom. It’s also practical. Pair with your favourite denim.
Basic coloured tees
You can never have enough T-shirts and a basic coloured tee in a range of hues from black to blush to blue are key WFH style staples. Pair with a matching pair of shorts for a chic WFH look.
A chic cami
An elegant cami paired with matching shorts is a summer WFH staple. It’s sophisticated, chic and perfect for both video meetings and doing the school run.
Our pick: Jasmine Cami Set in White
A matching linen set
A matching linen button-down shirt with shorts like our Riviera Linen Pyjama Set is an effortlessly stylish and versatile duo you’ll feel and look great in. This duo is such an ideal WFH wardrobe staple you’ll probably want one in every colour.
Fab Carrie Bradshaw-approved footwear
Our super glam Florence Luxury Velvet slippers are gorgeous to look at and wear as well as being so durable they’re ideal for popping out to the shops, wearing during kitchen table meetings and everything in between. They can also be beautifully personalised just for you. Carrie Bradshaw would approve!