Work From Home Style Guide

After COVID, it is hard to predict what will happen next. Despite this, there are some things we can be sure of. For example, once we get through this, the way we work will have changed forever. Remote working has become mandatory for many businesses and employees around the world. This has shown us that there are many advantages to working from home. Businesses can save money on office overheads, and employees can have a better work/life balance.


However, even if you are not working in an office, it is important to have a weekday outfit ready to go. If you are going to be working from home for an extended period of time, there are a few key pieces of clothing you should invest in. These items will help you stay productive and looking professional.


Keep reading for more information on what these items are and why you need them in your wardrobe.


1) Cashmere Blazer


A cashmere blazer will be your go-to piece for work. You can dress it up with a shirt and tie, or keep it casual by pairing it with a T-shirt or a polo shirt. The great thing about this type of blazer is that it is perfect for transitional weather, meaning you can wear it all year round. Cashmere is known to keep you warm in the colder months and cool during the summer months. It is also very breathable which makes it comfortable to wear all day long. Your jacket should fit well to give the appearance of professionalism and confidence.



State Cashmere Men's 100% Pure Cashmere Button Front Long Sleeve Cardigan Sweater

One way to make sure your jacket fits right is by using the shoulder seam as a guide when you try them on in stores before buying them online; they should just skim over your shoulders without any pulling or bunching up around your back and arms. The length of the sleeves should hit around 1 inch above where your wrist ends, which will ensure its versatility meaning you are able to roll up your sleeves easily if needed but they won't be too short if rolled down either.


2) A Good Pair of Chinos


If you are going to be working from home, chinos are the perfect option. This type of trouser is versatile, comfortable, and can easily be dressed up or down. There are plenty of options out there when it comes to chinos; there are a few things you should look for when shopping around. Chinos should fit well around your thighs and hips while still having some give in the waistband area so that they feel comfortable throughout the day. Your pants will always pull up high on the waistband area so ensure that they fit comfortably around your lower back.



Levi's Men's XX Standard Tapered Chino Pants

They don't have to be skin-tight but if they're too baggy in this area, it's likely you'll experience some discomfort throughout the day. A good pair will also have enough room in both front and back pockets so that you can slide your hands into them comfortably without feeling any restriction or pain from clothes being too tight or uncomfortable. When it comes to styling chinos at home, try pairing them with a button-down shirt (plain white works best) for an elegant look but keep accessories minimal otherwise the outfit could end up looking like a costume from The Great Gatsby!


Alternatively, if you want something more casual, try teaming them with sneakers and a sweatshirt/jacket for a sporty yet smart look that's perfect for working at home via Zoom or other remote means where appearance isn't paramount but comfort is key! If buying online to save money then do remember that sizing is different between brands as well as between UK/US sizes so make sure you check garment measurements before buying anything – most retailers now include these on their product pages alongside images and descriptions! Also bear in mind what season it is; if Christmas has just passed then many stores will offer reduced prices on their winter collections making them very tempting indeed! However, this may mean there's less choice available when it comes to summer clothing which might not get much wear until next year.

3) T-Shirts


Well, you are working from home so will have to wear something, right? T-shirts can be a great option for this kind of work. You can invest in some high-quality tees that will last you for years if cared for correctly. There are many different styles of t-shirts available on the market today; some with collars and others without. A good option is to choose a t-shirt with a comfortable crew neck collar or v-neck style collar as these tend to fit well and not be too tight around your neck or shoulders. The best thing about buying t-shirts is that there is no reason why they shouldn't be worn as casual wear too!



Brooks Brothers Men's 3 Pack Combed Cotton Crewneck Short Sleeve Tee Undershirt Shirt Pack White




So, it's not just work outfits that you'll get use out of them but also leisurewear too which makes them an even better investment! When choosing t-shirts online make sure that they fit comfortably; try on similar styles in store first so you know how much room there should be in various areas such as the chest area and arms before ordering online where it's harder to return items (unless you're lucky enough to have Amazon Prime). Another important factor when shopping online is fabric choice; check the garment description/details carefully to see what percentage of cotton it contains because this will tell you whether it's likely to shrink or stretch over time therefore affecting its appearance after being worn and washed!


Finally, when buying tops from any brand/retailer make sure that their size charts match up with other stores' charts otherwise you risk receiving an item that doesn't fit properly. For example, Nike shirts tend to run small whereas Ralph Lauren shirts run large so ensure the shirt fits correctly before adding it into your basket!


By investing in some quality pieces of clothing for working at home, working remotely won't feel like such a chore anymore – especially if your outfit looks good each day too!

4) Sneakers


If you are working from home, it is likely that you will be spending a lot of time on the phone or Zoom. This means that comfortable shoes are a must.



Sneakers are an excellent option for this as they can easily go from work to casual wear in seconds by simply changing your top half. Also, if you have to run around the house with your kids/pets all day then sneakers will help keep your feet supported and comfortable too! When shopping for sneakers online it is important to remember the size chart; most brands list these on their product pages so make sure yours does this too before ordering anything in case there's any issues.




The best way to ensure that your shoes fit correctly is by using shoe inserts/insoles as this will make them more comfortable and provide additional support where needed depending on how much walking you do every day of course! Finally, when buying footwear online always check customer reviews first before committing because not all shoe sizes can be trusted across different brands – especially when not using UK sizes but US sizes instead which many sites use nowadays! It is important to consider what kind of 'work' (for want of a better word) you're going to be doing at home and whether or not sneakers would be appropriate attire for it.


If running around after children, pets etc then perhaps something with more ankle support such as boots or trainers might be better suited? And also think about what type of clothing you'll likely wear with them; if wearing jeans most days then darker coloured footwear would work well whereas light-coloured kicks could look good dressed down with chinos and a t-shirt but probably wouldn't suit darker clothing like black jeans etc.





In summary, working from home can be extremely beneficial for employees and businesses alike. However, there is still a stigma attached to the remote working lifestyle. This is not helped by the fact that it is easy to turn up to work in pyjamas or even no clothes at all if you are self-employed! Therefore, investing in some smart clothing will ensure that you are always presentable and professional when working from home. It might also help you avoid any awkward conversations with your boss about why you're wearing the same thing all week… Workwear essentials such as a blazer and chinos will ensure that you never need to worry about this ever again!

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