Best Outfits for Working from Home
Clothing helps to create a mindset. Even if you work from home, you shouldn’t fall into the trap of wearing only t-shirts and sweatpants.
Not only does this create a less professional feel to your day, but it might reflect badly on you during video conferences.
You can combine professional style and personal comfort in many ways. You can customize a sweatshirt for your workday or choose attire that you might normally wear around the office.
Here are a few ideas to help you choose your outfits for working from home.
First, consider how you can create customized shirts for certain work occasions. This could be as simple as creating a shirt that showcases your company’s name and logo. You could choose to create something unique for a special event.
If you take the time to seek out cheap custom t-shirts in Toronto, you will find that there are many ways that you can turn simple work from home attire into something flashy and fun.
This is also a good way to make an ordinary t-shirt work better in a professional setting.
By selecting a purpose and designing your custom apparel appropriately, you can bring something special to the workplace.
Button Ups and Jeans
A collared top that buttons up makes an excellent statement in the professional world. It can often be combined with jeans or another reasonably comfortable pair of pants.
From a home office, most of the interaction you have with others comes when you are sitting in front of your camera.
For this reason, a button-up top still makes an excellent professional statement. You can afford to go for something looser and more comfortable below the waist. Soft denim or flared jeans allow for more breathability.
This gives you a small bit of extra comfort without compromising your professional demeanor.
A blouse is a good way to feel comfortable while also looking presentable on video calls. A long-sleeve blouse provides a presentable look while also remaining loose and billowy. You will feel comfortable throughout the day while wearing it.
This outfit serves an additional purpose for those who might get a bit dirty during the day, be it through work or the trials that come with taking care of young children.
If you have a short-sleeve shirt that gets a little dirty through one of those activities, you can put on the blouse during conference calls and work-related matters. This will allow you to look superb on camera.
When the meeting is over, you can easily shrug out of the blouse and go back to your other clothing.
Many people associate sweatshirts with comfort and thus consider them to be casual or exercise attire.
The thing is, they don’t have to be.
Some sweatshirts have interesting patterns and textures that make them clearly more professional and elegant than the stereotype. Selecting a few textured sweatshirts, even if they are hooded, can make a positive statement at work.
As a bonus, you can even combine these textures with the custom designs mentioned above. You will be comfortable but businesslike and have a look that is completely and uniquely you.
Given the choice, most women opt not to wear dresses as part of a semi-casual attire. However, certain dresses can be extremely comfortable while also giving a sense of professional elegance that helps you do your job properly.
A smock dress in black or a neutral colour looks excellent during conversations on camera. The bonus is that it also fits loosely and comfortable enough not to feel restricted in your posture or movement.
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For the most part, your work from home attire can resemble your normal professional dress while skewing one step more toward comfort.
When you choose your outfits, find something that will help keep you in a professional mindset while also making sure that you can get through your day happily and comfortably.
No matter what sort of situations you face.
Do you have any other tips for the best outfits for working from home?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.