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3 Outfits for Working From Home

03.13.20

It’s been an intense week for the world and with so much uncertainty about the future this is an anxious time for many. I’m doing my best to stay updated, without over-consuming news, proactive, without paranoia, and positive, while taking necessary safety precautions.

Another key part of staying sane during this stressful time is to focus on work and continue to share what I love with you, which is of course, style! I’d initially planned to include these outfits in an upcoming post but with so many folks working from home* it seemed like the perfect time to share them.

Today I’m sharing three easy-going outfits that I’ve been wearing for the last few months. I work from home full-time and have learned that there is a difference between embracing comfy and staying in pyjamas all day. These outfits are all interchangeable and perfect for anything from conference calls to park time with the kids to tackling your out-of-office to-do list. Let’s take a look!

*Working from home and stocking up on goods is a privilege that not everyone has. Consider donating to your local food bank and supporting local small businesses who are feeling the strain of reduced foot-traffic if you have the means to do so. We’re in this together.


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LOOK 1


Style Bee - 3 Working From Home Looks
Style Bee - 3 Outfits for Working From Home
Style Bee - 3 Working From Home Looks

WFH STYLE TIP #1: Making an effort to get out of your pjs and into a proper outfit truly helps you get into a professional headspace. Staying in your sweats will just send a signal for your mind to stay there too.

This has been my go-to cozy uniform all season and I love how the simple styling of a sweater over the shoulders, elevates the whole outfit. This colour palette is also a personal favourite that feels calming, comforting and a little bit different from the average sweats and a tee one might be inclined to wear at home.

For this look proportion is critical. A voluminous pant is balanced with a fitted top and by wrapping a chunky knit over my shoulders I stay warm at my desk. I love wearing my combat inspired boots with this look when I take the pup for a walk but it would work great with a white sneaker (like these) as well!

I’ve had these Haskell frames from Warby Parker for years now and just rediscovered them. I love the touch of polish and interest they add to a simple look like this one.


OUTFIT SOURCES: Sweater sold out (similar here) gifted BARE KNITWEAR // Micro Rib Turtleneck by EVERLANE // Andy Wool Trouser sold out (similar here) gifted ELIZABETH SUZANN // Rima Boots sold out (similar here and here) by MAGUIRE // Haskell Frames by WARBY PARKER



LOOK 2


Style Bee - 3 Working From Home Looks
Style Bee - 3 Outfits for Working From Home
Style Bee - 3 Outfits for Working From Home

WFH STYLE TIP #2: If you’re used to dressing professionally pretend it’s casual Friday, what would you wear to work? For me, jeans and a tee with a cute sweater and some simple accessories never fails. If you’ve got an important video conference, swap the sweater for a blazer and you’re all set!

This is a super simple but timeless look that I wear on days when I’ll be out and about running errands and whatnot. If it’s cold I throw on a coat and a scarf but generally, this outfit works great for casual days when I need to feel put-together but will also be working from my home office.

The brown tones in this outfit are what pull it together for me. Just a small detail like a tan belt that picks up on the contrast stitching in my jeans and a long camel cardigan softens up the darker elements. I’d swap the black long sleeve tee for a cream or ivory to lighten things up even more.


OUTFIT SOURCES: Cardigan old (similar here and here) // Micro Rib Tee | Skinny Jeans (I wear a 27) gifted EVERLANE // Half Moon Bag old (similar here) // Blundstones (see a full review here) // Brown Belt old (similar here) // Haskell Frames by WARBY PARKER



LOOK 3


Style Bee - 3 Working From Home Looks
Style Bee - 3 Outfits for Working From Home
Style Bee - 3 Outfits for Working From Home

WFH STYLE TIP #3: Wash your face, brush your hair and don’t deny the power of a little blush and lip gloss. Even when I know my workday will be super low-key I always put in a little effort to look presentable. This way if plans change and I need to go out or an unexpected call gets booked, I feel ready.

I’m wearing this outfit as I type this right now lol. It’s been my go-to lately and I’ve found it’s perfect for a morning dog walk, writing blog copy, a midday yoga session and doing household chores.

When wearing leggings I like to keep the look feeling sharp by wearing a fitted tee or bodysuit and layering a minimal cardigan or house coat over top. A pair of black socks and my all-time favourite house slippers keep my toes toasty too. If I need to go out I’d pull on a pair of boots, a wrap coat and grab a cute bag to add a touch of polish.

Until I tried the Perform Legging from Everlane (gifted with no obligation to post) I wasn’t satisfied with any of the options I had in my closet. These however, are so comfortable, sleek, flattering and functional for all kinds of activities. They don’t pick up pet fur or lint, they hug all the right places but have loads of stretch and the rise is just right without any of the typical crotch concerns. I definitely recommend them if you’re in the market for a new pair of leggings. I wear a small regular and the fit is spot on with no gaping or loose spots.


OUTFIT SOURCES: Cardigan old (similar here and here) // Pima Cotton Bodysuit gifted | Perform Leggings (I wear a small regular) gifted EVERLANE // Socks by PACT // Slippers gifted KYRGIES // Haskell Frames by WARBY PARKER



Thanks for tuning in!

I hope this post offers some ideas for what to wear while working at home and serves as a little reprieve from all that’s happening in the world. If you need some tips on how to stay productive at home be sure to give this post a read!

Let’s try to stay calm, think positive and take care this weekend.

Leave me a comment here!

  1. I-Rod says:

    I came here by Audrey Coyne’s recommendation. Nice to meet you!

    Your outfits look perfect for WFH days. The first and second outfits are very much my vibe, although I’d probably replace the jeans with trousers just because I’m not a jeans woman. I look forward to exploring more of your blog!

    • I-ROD says:

      …I forgot to say, I always get up, drink coffee, dress up, put on sunscreen, BB cream or the lightest wash of foundation, mascara, blush, and a bit of lip stain…plus earrings and a fragrance. I always have earrings and perfume on, I feel naked without. If I don’t do these things, I feel like I could roll back to bed–totally morose and unproductive.

    • Welcome! I’m so glad you found your way here 🙂 Thanks for sharing the WFH routine that helps get you into a good working mindset. xo

  2. Meredith says:

    This is a great post! I work from home too and while I don’t struggle with getting my work done – sometimes it is hard to feel like a real adult human. Getting dressed almost always helps! The problem happens when I work out in the morning and then just stay in those clothes. It would be so cool to see a little walk through of your day! Having some structure is so important when we are WaH. ☺️

    • Thanks Meredith! I totally agree that staying in workout wear can be counter productive when working from home. I know I find it hard to stay focused. Love that suggestion, I’ve been considering a day-in-the-life kind of post for a while so it may be time 🙂

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  4. Daniela says:

    Great post! And we soooo need it now, just to keep in mind that style make we feel better, anytime! Thanks Lee!

  5. Sam says:

    I love this hair/glasses combo! You look so good.

  6. Birgit says:

    Thank you, Lee, for this inspiring post, and exactly at the right time! I’m not usually WFH but have been this week, and in all likelihood will be for a while. So I’m in urgent need of some sort of routine- your outfits are just on spot, and the tips in your previous post are really helpful. It’s so important we all stay calm and sensible in this unsettling time and think of one another and not just ourselves- we ARE in this together!

    • Thanks for reading Birgit! So glad this post is useful for you right now. Couldn’t agree more that we need to stay calm and not just think of ourselves! Take care and enjoy your time wfh! xo

  7. Nipa says:

    Such a timely post. Love your tip about putting on a little makeup…I often trace out the door only to realize, my hair is a mess and I don’t even have any sunscreen on! Stay safe and healthy… xo Nipa

    • Thank you Nipa! Haha I’ve definitely done that lots too. Sunscreen is the one I kick myself for forgetting most. Stay well and have a good weekend! xo