What I’m Wearing Working From Home

No time like the present to get back into this thing. I have been working from home for several months now, and probably will be for several more months. Aside from all of the real struggles of the situation, something that has thrown me for a loop- what does one wear while working from home?

My wardrobe prior to this situation was probably:

  • 50% work clothes
  • 25% workout clothes
  • 20% weekend/casual clothes
  • 5% dress up clothes

While a portion of the clothing in each of these categories has crossover potential, I felt like I needed to beef up weekend wear and make it a little more polished. Hello video calls. Speaking of which, there’s also a lot of business on top and party on the bottom.

So what does this translate to? I’ve developed somewhat of a uniform with items I’ll swap in depending on my meeting schedule. Here goes:

Linen Tees

I might have this tee from JCrew in 4 colors… Some of the many reasons include: 1. it’s always on sale, 2. I like the way it drapes, 3. it’s so easy to layer in the AC with a blazer or cardigan (because my apt is the arctic circle), and works by itself when I need to run a quick errand outside in the 90 degree weather. I also picked it because it will be versatile for the long run way beyond the pandemic. You know I also have a Gap, Banana, and Lou & Grey version. You can never have enough plain tees.

Comfy Jeans

Brace yourself- this is a hot take. I prefer jeans while I’m working from home. I know, it’s blasphemy. In my defense, in my resting summer state I wear jean shorts all day long. Shorts are not comfortable when I’m sitting at my makeshift desk. And while I wear leggings to the gym, I’ve never been a casual legging wearer. I prefer a more structured pant, and the ultimate solution has been these straight leg Gap jeans– sized up for some of that quarantine room, if you know what I mean.

Blazer

Another red hot take- blazers for working from home. Here’s why. I already own them, and it’s something that will keep me warm, and, unlike a sweatshirt, gives me some structure and I never have to wash. I cannot stress this enough- my apartment is cold. My thermostat is set at 71 and I freeze everyday of the year, yet I’m not interested in changing the temp. I don’t think it will fix the problem.

Slippers

This is an obvious must have. I don’t have these in brown, I have them in gold, but JCrew doesn’t have the gold anymore. I wear these inside the apartment and my Rainbows outside my apartment.

Blue Light Glasses

My new favorite accessory. I am not willing to tell you how many pairs I have. They offer two benefits: 1. the project you from blue light, 2. they’re a great conversation starter on the WebEx calls. I’ve bought them from Anthro, Jcrew Factory, DIFF, and ShopBop.

So there you go- that’s the basic Sadie model. Sometimes I throw on a blouse or faux wrap shirt instead of the tee. I’m curious to see how this look evolves if the weather ever changes. Pray for Virginia, humidity is a killer.

What are you wearing to work from home these days?

JCrew Rainbow swimsuit

Summer Trends

Am I alone in not being thrilled with the current trends? 90’s fashion is strong right now, and I’m not very interested in it. I find the 90’s trends rather dull and difficult to pull off. The skimpy straps, high waist trousers, and flimsy fabrics can be rather unforgiving. Let’s figure out what trends are worth the investment this season.

Big Buttons

Loft Dress with Buttons

I’m seeing this look everywhere and I don’t love it. It looks really juvenile and kind of boring to me. This one above from the Loft is ubiquitous this season. Sometimes it’s a sun dress look, and other times it’s more of a canvas, safari vibe. Either way, a woven dress with buttons does not sound comfortable for anyone with any curves. Maybe I’m better off trying a skirt version.

Rainbow Stripes

JCrew Rainbow swimsuit

I’ve seen rainbows on swimsuits, jumpsuits, dresses, and shorts, just to name a few. I do find it a little bit clownish, but if you get the right palette, it can also be really fun and pretty. There are some really fresh takes on the rainbow look. It’s an easy way to make a fun statement.

Muted Warm Colors

Anthropologie Jumpsuit

One of the primary color schemes this season is a burnt orange, marigold yellow, orange-red vibe with a side of olive green. I don’t wear many warm colors because my skin is too fair, so I will probably pass on this trend, but I’m here for olive all day long.

Big Florals

Loft Floral Pants

Last year was all about the micro florals, but this year we’re going big! I love a statement print, and the floral prints out there are the perfect statement for any outfit. I think a floral print is so timeless but fresh at the same time. I haven’t gotten any yet, but I will hopefully be riding this wave.

That’s my summer trend round up! What new looks are you trying this season?

Anthropologie Jumpsuit

Hits and Misses

It’s finally time to refresh the warm weather clothing! I took a trip to the west coast specifically to get my wardrobe in order. There was a lot of trial and error. Here are some of my results.

Hits

Banana Republic Romper

We know I love a romper. This one from Banana Republic is a really drapey, soft fabric. I like that it’s a jersey because some of the woven rompers out there can look awkward around the mid-section to crotch area. The jersey makes it a lot more wearable. I think this will be great for weekend outings this summer.

Banana Republic Wide Leg Crops

I love a linen look. I tried on these pants in white and then ended up ordering them in this chambray color with a matching top. Again from Banana Republic, they are very comfortable and the perfect combination of trendy and timeless.

Anthropologie Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit has everything. All of the colors. I tried it on in Anthropologie when I was on the west coast and ordered it when it went on sale. I think it’s the perfect statement piece to stand out every once in a while. I also think rainbow is a big trend right now. Plus it’s very flowy and comfortable.

Misses

Loft Romper

This is so sad for me. I saw this online at the Loft and loved it, but when I got it in the mail it was not as cute. I don’t love the fabric, and the size was off for me. Maybe if I size up it will be better but I think it might be too big if I size up. I shall be returning it.

Anthropology Pink Dress

I also wanted to like this dress from Anthropologie but I cannot wear this color pink. It just didn’t do it for me. Plus it is a maze to get into. I tried it on and left it in the dressing room.

Victoria Secret Side Tie Bottom

I ordered a basic side tie bikini bottom from Victoria’s Secret and it was way too small! I should have read the reviews because they all confirmed this issue. You live and you learn! Return.

What have you been loving lately?