9th February 2021 by Amie Gee

WFH Wardrobe Essentials | Working From Home Style Guide

Whilst working from home is on the cards for the foreseeable, here are the top WFH wardrobe essentials that everyone should own.  
Going from bustling offices & rush hour commutes to makeshift desk setups & virtual Zoom meetings, many people have seen their working lives change dramatically. Not only have we had to adapt to a new way of working, but the way we dress has also changed; with workwear pieces such as suits and tailored separates a now long-neglected part of our wardrobes.
Whilst working from home is on the cards for the foreseeable, it's ever so tempting to snooze the alarm, skip the getting ready phase and stay in those comfy pyjamas all day. However, we have curated the perfect collection of wardrobe basics and stylish loungewear pieces to see you through the working week and beyond as we wait to emerge out of lockdown. From tapered joggers to branded sweatshirts and cosy slippers, we have rounded up the very best WFH essentials to build the foundations of your at-home working wardrobe.
WFH Wardrobe Essentials - Hoodies
Perfect for when it is still cold outside, the humble hoodie provides essential warmth and all-day comfort on days spent working away at home, whichever room you may have set up base in. A versatile wardrobe essential, a high-quality hoodie can be thrown on and worn over and over again and is sure to be your WFH go-to. If you have to run some errands or pop to the shop, hoodies also look great underneath a wool overcoat or denim trucker jacket. Trendy yet timeless, hoodies come in a variety of colours and styles, from revered lifestyle brands such as Levi's, Polo Ralph Lauren and Paul Smith.
WFH Wardrobe Essentials - Relaxed Trousers
Since working from home, we've seen the transition from tight skinny jeans to relaxed fit trousers. It's vital to stay comfortable when working in one place, so opting for trousers crafted from soft cotton-stretch fabrics offer that extra flexibility. Your co-workers won't see your bottom half, but relaxed trousers with a tapered or straight leg cut offer that contemporary twist to your WFH wardrobe and can be easily dressed up or down with tees, shirts and hoodies. That doesn't necessarily mean that denim is now redundant - opt for looser, straight fit jeans for that quintessential casual workwear look that still offers all-day comfort.
WFH Wardrobe Essentials - Sweatshirt
An integral part of our WFH wardrobes, a crew neck sweatshirt is an absolute classic. The sweatshirt is a piece that has thrived since leaving the office behind and is ideal for those transitional months as we count down to summer. Many fashion brands have laid their mark on this elevated athleisure piece, with famous names such as Levi's, Lyle & Scott and Colorful Standard offering their take.
WFH Wardrobe Essentials - joggers
Comfortable, cosy and ever so stylish, the classic sweatpant has had a luxe makeover. A few years ago, our old faithful sweatpants would have been reserved for sick days and sleeping in, but contemporary joggers have seen a fashionable resurgence. Crafted in super-soft, quality fabrics, joggers cut with a tapered leg provide an elevated, tailored touch to the classic athleisure aesthetic. Blurring the lines between off-duty and smart-casual, tapered joggers look great paired with branded tees. overshirts and sweatshirts. Polo Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith and BOSS have an array of tapered joggers that make the ideal addition to your WFH attire.
WFH Wardrobe Essentials - slippers
With all the time spent indoors this year, if you haven't already, it's time to invest in a new pair of slippers. Whilst heels and brogues are long forgotten in the back of our wardrobes, slippers are the only thing we feel like wearing right now. Achieving cult status, a pair of UGG slippers would be the ideal choice for long days working at home thanks to their cosy shearling lining. Wearing Birkenstock slippers with some thick wool socks also make a curveball choice for at-home dressing, whilst also offering anatomical support to your feet.
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