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FlippingBottleFlippers Tue 18-Aug-20 18:54:34

I won't be returning to the office any time soon and I'm struggling with my working from home clothing. I could have a video call anytime so can't sit in my pjs and I need to get dressed to feel like I'm at work too if that makes sense. My go to look for work is generally black skinny jeans with a blouse or a Jersey dress. Jeans don't feel comfortable for a sitting at a desk all day, if I was at work in the office I would move around a lot more than I do at home and the dresses that I love feel overdressed at home. Budget as low as possible.

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MotherPiglet Tue 18-Aug-20 19:09:36

Culottes? I've got a couple of pairs that are super comfy then you can just pair with a plain or nice top depending what you fancy. I'm at SAHM but they make me feel more put together than wearing leggings or joggers around the house.

motivationalpigoftraal Tue 18-Aug-20 19:09:43

Change the jeans from skinny to a different cut or get some black cotton/linen trousers instead. Change the blouse to a nice top.

CatToddlerUprising Tue 18-Aug-20 19:12:16

I wear leggings and my usual office tops (not blouses), my video calls are from the chest up so no one can see what’s on the bottom. I do my hair and make up each day too

NotMeNoNo Wed 19-Aug-20 06:51:18

I have to say I went to M&s and bought two pairs of identical comfortable jeans. Would stretchy chinos or ponte leggings do the job if you don't like jeans? E.g. Gap,?
I'm just trying to collect some more colourful tops for Teams but that's about it.

BikeRunSki Wed 19-Aug-20 06:53:37

I turn my camera off!!!

PamDemic Wed 19-Aug-20 07:31:14

I wear dresses these days. I also try to wear different clothes than I wear at weekends, but not my previous work clothes - I have a whole wardrobe of work dresses that I'm not wearing at all now. I'm also getting brighter clothes than I wear in RL - try to make zoom calls more interesting!

I do quite a lot of sport at home too so am sometimes in sports gear.

I always do my hair and make up too.

thedevilinablackdress Wed 19-Aug-20 07:52:51

Wear the dresses if you like them and they're comfy - why not! I like using WFH to wear wildly impractical things like a Japanese silk kimono.
Otherwise leggings, leggings and tunics, harems, fancy joggers, skirts, casual dresses. The sartorial world us your oyster.

hopeishere Wed 19-Aug-20 08:03:12

I bought a dress and bright jumper yesterday for wfh. All my work dresses have been put away!!

I also turn my camera off.

NCbecauseitspersonal Wed 19-Aug-20 08:26:56

I haven’t bought anything new speicifically for working at home. I wear quite comfy dresses for work anyway, so they are still being used. Also a lot of jersey long sleeved tops, and merino cardis, and a nice stretchy pair of trousers.

And often a light scarf for my neck, as my home is generally not as warm as the office.

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