Do You Work From Home? Take a Look at These 7 Pieces

Working from home definitely has its fair share of pros and cons, but regardless of that never-ending list (especially since it is quite subjective), feeling good in your workplace, even if that’s your home, is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. One of the best ways to feel confident and ready for a full day of work is by dressing the part and being prepared for whatever the day might throw at you. In other words, wearing your pajamas might not be the most productive choice (but to each their own).

We aren’t saying you need to wear a full-on suit while sitting at your at-home desk, but we are saying that little things such as comfortable leggings, cute flat slides, and polished blouses to throw on when you need to take a video call are all simple ways to feel better while working.

For example, instead of wearing old sweatpants, get a new pair that you would actually love to be seen in outside of the house. Or instead of a plain white T-shirt, try a cool graphic one to make more of a statement. Get the picture?

Keep reading to see our comprehensive list of the items we think you should invest in when you work from home.

Stylish Sweatpants

Sometimes, wearing your sweatpants outside the house is inevitable, especially if you prefer to work from home in something comfy. Just make sure you own a pair that you would not be embarrassed to be seen in.

Sleek Sneakers

Instead of throwing on your beaten-up workout shoes to quickly run an errand, walk the dog, or grab a bite to eat, opt for something a little sleeker. Whether you are wearing your sweats, leggings, or jeans, a pair of these sneakers will help to keep your look clean.

Polished Blouse

More often than not, you will have to take a last-minute video call with your company or a client. If you are still in your pajamas or a more comfortable outfit that day, having a polished blouse to throw on will alleviate any stress you may feel in that moment. (No one has to know what you’re wearing on the bottom.)

Comfortable Leggings

The last thing you need is to feel constricted while you’re working. Make sure your leggings have enough stretch, are easy to move in, and—most importantly—are stylish. 

Graphic T-Shirt

Wearing a plain white T-shirt or even staying in a comfortable sweatshirt might be tempting, but wearing a graphic tee instead will make a world of difference in your overall look. Whether it be jeans, leggings, or those stylish sweats we recommended earlier, the addition of a graphic T-shirt will make your look 10 times cooler.

Statement Slides

The best thing about this shoe style is that it can be worn as house slippers or normal shoes. We suggest buying a pair that is a little more fun than usual, so no matter where you are—in your home or outside—your feet will be festive. Bonus points for how easy they are to slip on! 

Dainty Necklaces

Dainty necklaces are a secret weapon in the world of accessories. They are convenient because typically they are so small that you can sleep in them, so when you wake up, your neck is already doused in stunning strands of gold. We recommend layering them for a more standout look. They will also make your overall appearance look more put-together on a video or conference call.

Editorial Director

Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.