Now that my Z is here, I work part-time and excitingly – from home! It sounds like a dream to work from home – roll out of bed, work, work, work, run to the kitchen for coffee, throw in some laundry, work, make yourself lunch in your own kitchen, work, etc…
Well – sometimes the motivation to do that list is hard. I quickly learned that for me, I needed a separate work space (and comfortable, pretty chair, too), defined work hours, and most importantly – shower and dress like I am working with other people in person. You just need that start to your day, that sense of being put-together to have the motivation to be productive. And let me tell you, now that there is NO water cooler chat in my day I am super efficient with my work time.
I’d love to share with you today what I wear when I am working from home – it certainly isn’t the most professional business attire, but it’s put together, fashionable, and makes me not look like I spend the entire day in my own home.
1. A comfy, stylish top that won’t wrinkle is key while you’re working all day, mostly sitting at a computer. I love this Centerstitch Tee in yellow from Anthropologie; 2. Dyed Linen Scarf with Contrasting Stripe from Zara in case your home office space is cold; 3. Working from home doesn’t mean you don’t need accessories – this J. Crew Crystal and Neon Chevron Bracelet would be great for this outfit; 4. Bottomless cup of delicious homemade coffee in a Marimekko Unikko Turquoise Mug from Crate & Barrel; 5. My work from home uniform usually includes a pair of skinny leg pants in a pattern or color. I love these black and white printed legging skimmer jeans from GAP; 6. Fun stamps from Urban Outfitters to keep yourself amused; and 7. I love these Slingback Boardwalk Sandals from Madewell, easy to throw on at the end of the day when I’m dashing out of the house to pick up Z at the end of my work day.
I was excited to be included in this group of bloggers all writing on the same subject today! Be sure to click through their posts too and get really inspired to still dress snazzy while you’re working from home.
-Christine from Rules for the Modern Girl: A Modern Girl Workday
*You can catch Christine on her blog, Facebook and Twitter
-Melissa from My Lief Life: Get Dressed Be Happy
*You can catch Melissa on her blog, Facebook and Twitter
-Amanda from Prim and Propah: Work from Home Style Keeping It Real
*You can catch Amanda on her blog, Facebook and Twitter
9 thoughts on “What to Wear – Working from Home”
Awww, I love your work from home style! So glad to see that I’m not the only one who needs a little motivation! Xoxo
Thanks Amanda! Great link up today!
I completely agree with you that it’s important to shower & get dressed as though you are meeting someone even if you’re not. It’s a slippery slope when you start wearing sweats everyday! Great post, Jess!
It is a slippery slope, eh? B/c those yoga pants sure…are…comfortable… Great link up today!
I cannot wait for the day that I work from home each day! Love those Gap jeans xo
Thanks Georgina – working from home is surprisingly efficient, I can get so much done during my “office hours” it’s amazing!