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Your New Work From Home Wardrobe

If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that so many more jobs can be done from the comfort of your own home, your AirBnB, or wherever else you happen to be located that’s not your office. So while staplers and three hole punchers might not be as necessary in today’s work environment, a killer work from home wardrobe is essential.

Since no one cares about outfit repeating except for you and it is easy to layer on Zoom calls, you can keep your work from home wardrobe minimal. A limited color scheme works best, and makes it possible to mix pieces when you need to be somewhat presentable. The biggest factor for a great work from home wardrobe, however, is of course comfort. Here is what your new wardrobe needs for maximum comfort and utility, from the bottom up.

Slippers & Socks

Hopping back and forth between rooms and didn’t get a chance to vacuum? Or experiencing a cold morning on tile floors? The first purchase for your work from home wardrobe should be a few pairs of comfy socks and new slippers. Since your feet are never seen from video conferencing, you can get a little wild — go for toe socks, striped fluffy socks, or really anything you want that makes you comfortable. A good pair of rubber soled slippers should get you through any season and keep some traction.

Pants

It’s 2020 — leggings are out and joggers are in. Comfortable, soft, forgiving in photos, and featuring built in warmth, this updated version of sweatpants is here to stay. Buying in a few different colors gives you wardrobe flexibility and just the level of coziness you crave. Once you’ve determined your favorite pair of joggers, they can also go from day to night — or from your home office directly to lounging around and watching Netflix.

Sweatshirts

Speaking of lounging around, everyone needs a good sweatshirt to go with a great pair of joggers. Great sweats are easy to find if you go searching through an outstanding collection of loungewear. Either as a set or individually, a terrific sweatshirt is a work from home wardrobe cornerstone. And don’t forget, hoodie season is almost upon us. Be ready for it!

Tops

A good graphic tee can cover multiple fashion bases. This is why you want to take buying t-shirts seriously. A great tee can become your signature piece, something that is totally recognizable and associated with you, and more than anything else in your wardrobe, something that shows off your personality. A few tees are a great way to mix up a work from home wardrobe. Pick your favorites, in your favorite patterns or colors, and wear them as an accent to your comfy basics.

Great basics are the cornerstone to any new wardrobe, but great comfy basics will take you far in terms of a work from home wardrobe. So get shopping, and get ready to get cozy while you’re getting work done.

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Noah Cooper

I'm the head of the Cooper heard. My wife and I moved abroad when our first son who came along in May, 2011. I am a typical Brit abroad with a family to raise and am sharing the journey of the expat life abroad.

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