The COVID-19 pandemic forced many people to work remotely and take their classes online. But if you’re still working or learning remotely, it’s far too easy for every day to feel like “casual Friday.” If you want to look sharp and feel comfortable while working from home, then here are five wardrobe staples that you should have in your closet:
1. Jumpsuits and Coordinates
Good things come in pairs, which is why jumpsuits and coordinates are perfect for looking your best at work. They are an all-in-one outfit that works for various casual and formal occasions—this is why these outfits have also been an excellent option for new moms returning to work. These outfits are clothes you can easily store in a dedicated mother’s room. And did you know that matching coordinates have even become a men’s staple in recent years, so anyone of any gender can feel comfortable rocking a matching set!
You can even amp up the less-is-more style by adding accessories according to your mood.
2. Bright Tops
Whether you prefer collared button-downs or blousy shirts, add a whimsical touch to your wardrobe with bright and fresh colors.
Reds are bold and statement-making, oranges are fresh and fun, and yellows are perfect for the days when you just want to feel cheerful. You can even check out seasonal color trends and change up the bright colors you choose depending on the time of year.Shopping for tops in a wide variety of colors will help you stand out for all the right reasons and may even make those boring Zoom calls a little bit more bearable. We all need a little bit of extra cheer right now, so why not spread some to the entire office with bright outfits?
3. Light Cover-ups
Even if you’re working from a temperature-controlled home, be sure to always have a lightweight jacket, cardigan, or kimono on hand. Outerwear can put the perfect finishing touch on any outfit and keep you warm as the weather grows cooler.
A light jacket or cardigan can also come in handy if you’re still in your pajamas right before work starts or if it’s a gloomy day and you have to leave the house later in the day.
4. Wide-leg Trousers
Wearing form-fitting pants at home can be uncomfortable, which is why every work-from-home employee should have at least one pair of wide-leg trousers in their closet. Wide-leg pants will give your legs room to breathe and let you move comfortably as you go about your day. Tuck in a longer top or wear a top that cinches in at the waist to complete your look!
5. Tailored Shorts
Since telecommuting and online classes are the new norm, so is the trend of wearing formal tops with fun, more casual shorts and pants. Tailored shorts can help you look young and trendy but still keep your outfit dressy-casual. They pull together any outfit, no matter whether you wear them with a dressier blazer or a more casual blouse. Choose shorts in neutral colors in order to match any top in your closet!
In the new reality that we are compelled to live in, clothes can be a source of comfort, especially in these uncertain times when everything seems to have turned upside down.If you’re tired of wearing a blazer and pajama bottoms to your work-from-home job every day, mix up your look with these on-trend pieces. After all, you can’t go wrong when you dress for success!