So what’s the middle ground? Comfortable ‘loungewear’ that feels great but is also video call appropriate. We’re talking anything from cashmere trousers to chunky knit cardigans and wardrobe staples like the humble white tee.
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With a huge number of Brits now working from home for the foreseeable, it can be tricky to know what to wear for a day in the make-shift office. Rolling out of bed a minute before 9am and working from your pyjamas is hardly going to make you feel ready and raring for the working day. But pulling on a pair of jeans and your usual work attire? That just seems unnecessary.
Arket is our go-to for good quality cashmere goods, while & Other Stories’ sweaters (their brightly coloured variations are the ultimate spirit lifters) can be instantly elevated with a pair of gold earrings. A video call will never betray the fact you’ve teamed this ensemble with yoga pants. Then there’s the silk nightshirt. Not as odd as you think; thanks to Fendi, Roksanda and the Alexa Chung-effect, sleepwear as daywear has been a booming trend for a while. (H&M offer some wonderfully inexpensive options).
In this new scenario we find ourselves in, a pair of cashmere slippers has become the ultimate luxe footwear – this is no time for the Bottega Veneta square toe mules. Thank you COS, for dropping this rose-hued pair just in time for lockdown.
In a time of uncertainty, home comforts and pick-me-ups make isolation and pandemic-induced anxiety that little more bearable. And if that means buying something that has a triple function – i.e. cheers you up, looks great and makes you more productive, even better. Happy self gifting.
From sweatpants to night shirts which could definitely be mistaken for *actual* shirts, here are the best pieces to update your work from home wardrobe which can be delivered directly to your door. The isolation period has never looked more chic.