Creating a capsule wardrobe takes time and after nearly two years of the "new normal," I've nailed my work-from-home clothing assortment. Anyone who has worked from home has probably experienced the same polar opposites that I have. I've spent the day in pajamas typing up a meeting brief from the couch and also gone all out sitting propped up at my desk in a tailored suit. At the beginning of this transition to a whole new way of working, I played around with these two extremes, and my experimental findings have led me to create the capsule wardrobe that I share with you today.
While dressing to impress can skyrocket my productivity on days that I need it, I've noticed that a healthy balance between formal and casual can make such a big difference. For some, that might mean the slightest upgrade of trading in your mismatch socks and overworn pajamas for a put-together matching set. This may be framed as the same level of formality by some but can still make a huge difference in how you go about your day. I've assembled a collection of workleisure outfits and the pieces that make them so great. If you are missing any of the below items, be sure to complete your capsule wardrobe by adding them to your cart.
Nothing makes getting ready easier than matching sets, so as you can imagine, I've stockpiled quite a few since I began working from home.
This piece is totally Zoom-worthy for any meeting that pops up on your calendar. If I have a big virtual affair and only a few minutes to get ready, I'll throw on this and a red lip.
Something about wearing a sweaterdress makes me feel all dressed up without skipping out on comfort. I call it the easy one-step process to getting ready.
Sweatpants don't have to be reserved just for sick days—they can easily be elevated with styling tips and tricks like a blazer, pops of color, or gold jewelry.
I don't go a day of prancing throughout my 500-square-foot living space without wearing shearling slippers. There's no better way to feel like a princess in your castle.
Wearing a blazer doesn't have to be a formal affair. I love seeing them dressed down with baseball caps and graphic tees.
A statement tee can bring a lot of fun and personality to an otherwise simple look. Currently, Y2K-inspired tees are having a big moment, and if you're looking for a subtle way to nod to that era, this is it.
A good pair of cozy shorts can take you far, from staying home in pajamas to your future beach days and lowkey outings. We're living in them.