At Who What Wear, our editors have been reporting for duty from home to aid in social distancing, so instead of getting dressed for the office, we’ve been putting together outfits to dial in to video chats (today, ours was hat-themed) and work remotely. For some inspiration, I asked our team to snap photos of their looks. Although it might seem trivial to think about outfits during a global pandemic, fashion is something I’ve personally been looking forward to. It gives me a moment of levity and creativity and a distraction from the news.
So what are the working-from-home 'fits Who What Wear editors are wearing right now? From matching sweatpant sets to baggy jeans to cozy cardigans, our team has some looks that are the perfect combination of comfy and chic.
Kristen Nichols, Managing Editor
While I have been wearing sweatpants some days, I've found it motivating to get dressed in something closer to what I would normally wear to the office, aka jeans and a button-up. But to stay comfortable, I've been wearing loose-fitting jeans like this '90s-inspired style which practically feels like pajamas.
Kat Collings, Editor in Chief
"These LeSet pants are my go-to for long-haul flights, so naturally they've become a WFH staple. I love that they're high-waisted, and there's a matching cardigan! Which felt like it deserved an exclamation point. I've been working with the window open to feel connected to the outside world during this time, so a double layer (turtleneck and button-down) helps ward the chill away."
Allyson Payer, Senior Editor
“I work from home full-time, but since WFH outfits are such a hot topic right now, I’ve tried to step it up just a bit. I’m a big fan of Alo’s lounge sets, and you can’t see it, but it’s worth mentioning that I’m wearing a leopard-print Ganni scrunchie.”
Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour, Senior Market Editor
“This is a combination of my WFH look and my daily (short and isolated) walk-around-the-block ’fit. The name of the game is comfort, so I’m wearing my favorite sweatshirt with stretch-waist pants and my New Balances.”
"Tie-dye is an inherently mood-boosting print, so this oversize tee has been critical to keeping my spirits up while WFH. Every time I catch a glimpse of it in the mirror, it makes me smile. I've been pairing it with bike shorts and gold hoops to tie my hippie-chic look together a bit."
Anna LaPlaca, Associate Editor
"I've found that changing out of my pj's—even while working mere feet from my bed—can do wonders for staying motivated and feeling energized while WFH. I reached for a pair of very oversize trousers that are just as forgiving as any of my sweats, tucked in my favorite bodysuit, and topped it off with a shrunken cardigan because, hey, I still want to dress on trend even if it's just for myself. Oh, and cozy slippers—these are the one at-home luxury I always look forward to putting on at the end of a long day and now I wear them 'round the clock."
Lauren Eggertsen, Senior Fashion Editor
"There is nothing I love more than an oversize shirt while working from home. It's comfortable, and on the rare occasion that I need to slip outside for something, I can just throw on some leggings underneath!"
Judith Jones, Market Editor
"I'm all about a comfy matching set when I WFH. This Naked Cashmere one feels (and looks) seriously luxurious—perfect when I want to feel like I've made at least a little effort for virtual meetings!"
Bobby Schuessler, Senior Market Editor
"I'm all about sweat suits right now—especially in a trendy oatmeal hue—so I'm basically living in this set at the moment. This teamed with comfy socks is a win in my book."
Caitlin Burnett, Contributing Editor
"Since working in my pajamas isn't productive, I opt for a WFH outfit that's equally as comfortable but helps motivate me to get things done. My favorite cropped Reformation sweatshirt, Zella leggings, and Ugg slippers are my go-to for the perfect balance of comfort and structure. I also have a sports bra on underneath the sweatshirt so that when I'm finished working I can transition right into a little at-home workout. And yes, that's Sex and the City 2 on in the background because we could all use a little something to cheer us up."
Erin Jahns, Beauty Editor
"I'm not going to lie: I'm obsessed with sweats and would wear a hoodie and leggings 24/7 if I could. That said, I've noticed I always feel better if I wear something a little bit chicer—even if it's still loungey and cozy. My apartment is always either super hot or super cold, so I like to mix and match basics like this top and these shorts from Inamorata. (If I get chilly, I just throw on a big cardigan or even a black jean jacket.) I'm obsessed with slippers and am leaning into the Ugg moment that's happening right now. And I always have my Quay blue-light-blocking glasses on hand! I have an easier time falling asleep at night if I'm diligent about wearing them for most of the day."