Waking up and getting dressed gives some well needed structure to the working day – even if at the moment that consists of pulling on a pair of joggers and positioning yourself on the couch. With many of us at the moment transitioning to an out-of-office setting, we want to help you keep things simple. Scroll down for the wardrobe essential that will help you stay on top of your game, when working from home.
The easy tee and shorts
Whether you don’t mind working from home (extra 40 minute lie-in anyone?) or you’re already missing the hustle and bustle of the office, one thing we can agree on is that getting dressed nowadays doesn’t need to be complicated. Enter the Jersey tee and shorts combination, an easy outfit to wear round the house. A multipack of tees will see you through the week, while jersey shorts can take you from catching up on emails on the couch to your afternoon run – no change needed.
The smart polo
If you want to be business on top (casual on the bottom) for your kitchen-table conference call then a smart polo is the way to go. From knitted styles to keep you comfy from morning cuppa to teatime, to more trend-led zip detailing and long sleeve options, the polo is a true multitasker. Look the business and keep it smart by buttoning your polo all the way up for that 11.30am zoom call, or add a jersey blazer for the ultimate smart/casual at home look. Pair with chino shorts, jeans, or even your PJ bottoms – as long as you keep the webcam upright, your colleagues will be none-the-wiser.
The comfy joggers and sweats
Hate ironing shirts? Then make it a thing of the past! If you’re working from home, why not make the most of it and spend it as comfortably as you can. Lounge wear, leisure wear, whatever you want to call it, joggers and sweats are great for hanging, sorry ‘working’ around the house in. Whether you want to be stylish and snug in a coordinating tracksuit nice enough to wear out the house, or you just want some basics to mix and match – take it from us, it’s time to invest in some home comforts.
Top tips for making working from home work for you…
Set yourself a realistic task for the day
Don’t keep yourself chained to your computer with a never ending to-do list. Choose one big task, or a few smaller ones and make sure complete them during your working hours. Anything that is a bonus.
As long as you keep a rough time schedule and tick off the day’s tasks, there’s no need to feel guilty about finishing of a chapter of your book or playing a quick game of fifa.
Find a workspace (but also switch it up)
Finding a quiet place where you know you can’t be disturbed is vital, but it also doesn’t mean you can’t adapt the day to suit your own needs. Suns out? If the Wifi reaches the garden, we say go for it.
Using Zoom, Facetime, or Skype your talk to you colleagues is a great way to break up the day, get some work done and check-in on your old-desk mates.