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Goostacean Fri 23-Oct-20 22:19:11

I’m going back to work in 10 days after maternity leave, although will likely be largely WFH rather than in the office. Obviously I’m rather out of the loop as have been busy with baby... What do you recommend? What are people wearing to keep warm and professional and yet homely, these days? What have been your lockdown wfh wardrobe best buys? Looking for inspiration!

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BestIsWest Fri 23-Oct-20 22:26:10

Mine has been this from Seasalt
Looks smart enough on top but very comfortable and warm worn with opaques or even leggings.I’ve usually got trainers or sheepskin slippers on my feet.
And it has pockets.

Goostacean Sat 24-Oct-20 08:03:21

Thanks! Looks very cosy. I’ve usually got a blanket on my lap even in the office as I get so cold, so warmth is always a priority for me.

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Ginfordinner Sat 24-Oct-20 08:12:55

Ooh. I do like that Seasalt dress.

Coffeepot72 Sat 24-Oct-20 08:41:54

I wear jersey dresses with opaque tights and thick leggings with longer length tops. So I feel ‘dressed’, I look fine for Teams calls, and I’m comfortable. Boden and White Stuff are great for jersey dresses, and I get the thicker leggings from Next.

Coffeepot72 Sat 24-Oct-20 08:43:41

And I love the Seasalt dress, I got something very similar from White Stuff

Ginfordinner Sat 24-Oct-20 08:45:04

Is the Seasalt dress straight up and down or more of an A line shape?

IndigoApple Sat 24-Oct-20 08:45:08

I've bought a selection of long sleeve tops from Seasalt/Fat Face/Joules. Cheap jeans from Dorothy Perkins on bottom half. Slip on Skechers for dashing to Starbucks drive thru between calls. Otherwise sheepskin slippers like pp.

Thinking of getting some fingerless gloves as hands are freezing. Any excuse to relive my youth!

sunsalutations Sat 24-Oct-20 08:47:14

We're all WFH and there's not a lot of dressing up going on, unless you are in a client facing role. I've been in jumpers, T-shirt's and hoodies since March. Even the CEO wears a hoody for his briefings. My advice would be don't overdress or wait until you see what everyone else is doing before you buy lots of stuff. It's gone very casual for us.

Cheesypea Sat 24-Oct-20 08:53:33

Its getting colder now. Nice jumpers or a cardigan? Minimal makeup?

Coffeepot72 Sat 24-Oct-20 08:54:16

I find I still need to look presentable, to be in the right frame of mind for work though - I still set the alarm every morning, then it’s shower/hair/make-up. Then my brain knows it’s time for work

dudsville Sat 24-Oct-20 09:00:30

I've got wide leg trousers in thick cord or cotton wool mix. I then have either nice tops or good tshirts with a jumper or cardigan. Very comfortable, no need for a bra, and warm. I've put one of those blanket scarves next to my desk but haven't needed it yet. For my feet I have a range of warm slippers. Ahhh, the wfh clothing comfort!

sunsalutations Sat 24-Oct-20 09:03:20

I have invested in slippers though!
The mules are great

StarlightLady Sat 24-Oct-20 09:08:43

Usually dresses. But l’m a big dress fan anyway. They are my wsrdrobe staple.

And a little makeup. Knickers have become a bit of an optional extra though!!!

I start work at 6:45, shower before and always go for a walk afterwards. There are dangers of eating, working and sleeping all in one place.

I don’t have a “home office” either and vary my location, table during the day.

WineIsMyCarb Sat 24-Oct-20 09:28:45

Work shirt (usually patterned, from primark or tk maxx at the mo) with vest underneath for warmth. Decent hair and make up. Leggings and slippers on the bottom half as cosy and comfy. Stick a posh coat over the top and you've got school/nursery run!

Ginfordinner Sat 24-Oct-20 09:55:45

I don't bother with make up at home. I am probably going to have to throw my out of date make up away as it just isn't getting used now. I don't wear it when shopping as it just ends up on my mask, and people can't really see my face anyway.

BestIsWest Sat 24-Oct-20 10:02:40


Is the Seasalt dress straight up and down or more of an A line shape?

Slightly A line.

OhTheRoses Sat 24-Oct-20 10:04:18

My work is relatively casual anyway but I have just carried on wearing what I usually wear for for work. Mostly Boden, White Stuff, Seasalt type dresses and cardigans. Always do my hair and makeup but that takes 10 minutes and is minimal.

I can't work in slippers - it just feels psychologically wrong but I bought a pair of soft leather clogs and they work just fine.

I like to maintain a routine so alarm, tea, shower, hair and make-up and like another poster an early morning walk for my commute. Also have separate stuff I wear at weekends.

Have bought nothing during lockdown.

Ginfordinner Sat 24-Oct-20 10:20:43

Thank you Best. As a pear I can't wear shift dresses or anything that is straight up and down.

BestIsWest Sat 24-Oct-20 10:31:02

I’m also a pear, although bigger on top now than I used to be and it is ok on me.

Chocachocaholic Sat 24-Oct-20 10:48:55

I wear mostly what I would to the office which is mainly at this time skirts, chunky cardigans, dresses, if I haven't got any team calls sometimes I will just wear a knitted jumpsuit or leggings and hoody. I always do hair and make up tho as it's part of my routine and helps me feel like I'm 'ready' for work. A pair of sheepskin slippers is top of my list to purchase alongside fingerless gloves as my hands get super cold x

fiorentina Sat 24-Oct-20 12:15:03

I wear blouses and shirts with thermal tops underneath, or smarter wool jumpers.

Ginfordinner Sat 24-Oct-20 16:28:57

We have a Sesalt quite near us, so I went there this afternoon. Sadly they don't have it in the shop, and it is out of stock in my size online.

BestIsWest Sat 24-Oct-20 17:25:30

That’s a shame Gin

PamDemic Sat 24-Oct-20 19:12:55

I am wearing jeans or Sweatty Betty leggings or elasticated trousers almost every day. With a jumper of some kind (as it's cold) or a sweatshirt or hoody. On zoom calls etc you can see me from the shoulders up so I figure it doesn't really matter what I wear below the shoulders. I do wear make up though, earrings and I blow dry my hair. Always lipstick.

I've started wearing pretty random stuff actually.

I don't wear dresses as I cba to put tights on! (and i have to go out during the day to do school runs so can't go bare legged)

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