Wearing comfortable clothes is a popular choice among those who work from home. It’s also a pretty sound decision, given how infrequently you have to interact with others. However, you shouldn’t automatically assume stylish outfits are synonymous with discomfort. In this article, the Ernest team suggests accessible and chic looks that’ll boost your self-esteem and lift your spirits. Follow these tips and you’re sure to be the star of your next video conference — not to mention your grocery store runs.
Do you use the excuse that, since you don’t see many people you need to impress, you no longer have to make an effort when it comes to choosing an outfit? Beware: staying in pajamas or sweatpants all day is strongly discouraged if you work from home. To maintain your mental health and productivity, it’s important to create distinctions between your work and leisure time. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to put together a stylish look for your at-home work day. Here’s a winning combination:
- Your favourite pair of jeans (ideally in stretch denim for maximum comfort)
- A quality T-shirt (the basics from Anthony of London or Robert Barakett are a must)
- A shawl collar sweater (a timeless, distinguished piece that’s too often overlooked)
Plus, this simple outfit is a great option for essential outings like going to the grocery store or pharmacy.
With at least one cardigan (or more!) in your wardrobe, you can easily create stylish outfits year-round. To simplify the task of deciding what to wear when you’re working from home, opt for cardigans without a pattern. This look is guaranteed to be a success:
- Your favourite shirt (or a simple crew neck or V-neck T-shirt)
- A solid-colour cardigan (with a zipper or buttons)
- A pair of jeans or chinos (make sure they match your top, even if they’re not visible during video calls)
A perk of wearing the cardigan is that you won’t risk messing up your hair if you want to add or take off a layer. What’s more, this versatile sweater can continue to be worn once you return to the office. In other words, it’s definitely a worthwhile purchase.
A versatile classic, turtleneck sweaters are suitable for a variety of body types. While you might want to opt for a thick material in the winter, there are also plenty of lightweight options for men who get warm easily. For a luxurious at-home look that doesn’t skimp on comfort, feel free to mix and match these pieces:
- A turtleneck sweater (with or without a pattern; in bold or neutral colours)
- A pair of pants (jeans, chinos or dress pants — the choice is yours!)
In short, a turtleneck goes with everything. It’s easy to pair with other pieces and sure to complement your physique, so why go without this winter wardrobe staple?
Elegant and comfortable clothes for everyday use
If your wardrobe is lacking pieces that are trendy and easy to wear, don’t hesitate to shop at an Ernest boutique. If you want to feel confident and make a good impression during video conferences, turn to our collection of sweaters, shirts, jeans and chinos, dress pants and accessories from renowned brands like Orvieto, Anthony of London, Au Noir, Fellows United, Bertini, Riviera, Lois, Mavi and 34 Heritage. To ensure you can dress to suit your mood, we offer a wide selection of patterns (stripes, checks, paisley, etc.) and colours (navy, cognac, burgundy, gold, etc.).
Are you still reluctant to refresh your wardrobe with new, comfortable and stylish clothes? Keep in mind that a professional work-from-home wardrobe can have a significant effect on your morale. Give it a try, and you’re sure to notice a difference. It’s also important to remember that the pandemic is a temporary situation. Sooner or later, things will return to normal, which means seeing coworkers and clients in person again soon. When the time comes, you can dawn your sport jackets once more and take on the world.