We’ve all seen the coronavirus memes. One of our favorites goes something like: “It’s 8 pm, time to change from your daytime pajamas to your nighttime pajamas.” Many of us are Working From Home (WFH) for the first time and trying to figure out what to wear. You want to wear something super soft and comfy, but with just a bit more style than your old pajamas and a little more formal than your exercise clothing.
We also know you cannot wait to be OUT and about again, so this week, we had a second goal in mind when we chose clothing that was incredibly soft and comfortable to wear at home. We wanted to make selections that you will WANT to wear when you are out in the world again. (we hope that day comes soon)
Here are some ideas of what to wear to your next zoom meeting, to show you are still serious and ready to go and still have some style, even though you might not have gotten into the shower just yet.
Nothing elevates your look as quickly as a collared shirt. This Hanro top, might feel like you are in your silkiest pajamas, but the rest of the world will only see a blouse. Available at Hanrousa.com for $198. We are looking forward to wearing ours with a leather jacket, jeans and ankle boots when we can go out to dinner again.
Another collared shirt that is going to be a new favorite is by Faherty. Their shirts are pre-washed cotton for the softest feeling imaginable. In fact, we are betting this shirt is actually softer than your pajamas. Available at fahertybrand.com, it normally sells for $128, but it’s reduced to the ridiculously low price of $29. When it’s safe to leave our houses, we plan to wear our Faherty shirts for fall apple picking or to town on a Saturday afternoon.
One more top, that can fool your co-workers is this deep purple mock-turtle neck also from Hanro. No one will know you are so cozy and comfy that you could literally sleep in this top. Available at hanrousa.com for $158.00
We know we said collars elevate your style, but how about a blazer that is so relaxed you could hang in it all day long? Don’t believe it is possible? Check out this great option from NYDJ.com. It too is on sale for $96.75- plus save an extra $15 by signing up for emails. Throw it on over your old t-shirt or a tank top and fool ‘em all.
If you are looking for the most elevated sweatshirt imaginable, how about a blazer made out of the same fabric as a sweatshirt? This Majestic version is available at Neiman Marcus and is also on sale for $216. Team the navy version of this blazer with your white Hanro long sleeve shirt and you will look positively formal. But you could just as easily also wear this versatile blazer over an old tank top.
What about a jumpsuit? One piece of clothing and you are dressed for the day. This jumpsuit in black would look great under the white Majestic blazer we just showed you. Lou & Grey is known for their “Signaturesoft” fabric. Wear this and you’re ready to run out for groceries or walk the dog. Available at louandgrey.com for $89.50. (Sign up for Lou & Grey emails and get $25 off your first order.) This jumpsuit has so much style, you are going to want to wear it long after this ordeal has passed.
Let’s stay with Lou &Grey for one more item. Here’s a dress that is perfect to wear all day, while every bit as comfortable as any nightgown. Also available at louandgrey.com in their famous Signaturesoft fabric and on sale for $79.50. Pair it with a long necklace and -boom! -you are dressed.
What about your bottom half? Of course, you can get away with your old sweats or pajama bottoms while video conferencing, but if you want to be polished from head to toe, these NYDJ stretch knit trousers combine comfort and style. Available at Nordstrom.com for $119 and just like all the other options we showed you today, they are guaranteed to become a wardrobe staple in any circumstance.
Stay well, stay safe, and stay in style.