WFH-Approved Loungewear That Doesn't Make You Feel Like a Hot Mess
Staying home? Same. If you've been granted the ability to work from home, you likely gladly traded your business casual for sweats. But, in case you haven't heard, it's actually kinda important to make yourself look like a real human while working from home. No need to put on, like, jeans—but getting out of pajamas is definitely a must.
The optimal combination? Loungewear that's comfy enough to wear on the couch, but feels put-together enough that you can leave it on for video meetings or would even consider taking a 'gram in. Here, some women's loungewear brands that have everything you need.
Yoga brand Onzie's High-Low Sweatshirt (Buy It, $69, amazon.com) and Divine Shorts (Buy It, $55, amazon.com) are perfect for toeing the line between video-chat appropriate and at-home comfy. Opt for shorts to take a break from leggings for a day and let your legs breathe. (Pssst. Here's what your zodiac sign says about your WFH style.)
Trading ratty sweatpants from your high school sports team for a matching cashmere set is possibly the most adult way to WFH. Naked Cashmere's pieces are sustainable, fair trade, and comfortable as it gets. Try the Karla Wide Leg Pant (Buy It, $135, nakedcashmere.com) and the Lauren Pullover (Buy It, $125, nakedcashmere.com) in their cashmere cotton fabric—it's essentially a luxe sweatpant that feels as soft as cashmere but as light as cotton. Hot? Grab the Erin Cami (Buy It, $105, nakedcashmere.com), a recycled cashmere tank top that you'll never want to take off.
If you're a "no plans, no clothes" kind of person, use this as an excuse to buy a matching bralette and femme boxer set (Buy It, $51, richer-poorer.com) from loungewear brand Richer Poorer. Just in case, also order a Fleece Pack (Buy It, $132, richer-poorer.com)—a crew-neck sweatshirt and plush sweats set—to throw on over in the event of food delivery or video conference call.
Spread some good vibes with this brightly tie-dyed Happiness Hooded Sweatshirt (Buy It,
$128 $96, nordstrom.com) and rainbow-striped Perfect Sweatpants (Buy It, $98 $75, nordstrom.com) from yoga brand Spiritual Gangster.
Make a spontaneous purchase that you feel good about, by snagging prAna's Cozy Up Summer Pullover (Buy It, $79, prana.com) and Cozy Up Ankle Pant (Buy It, $89, prana.com), which are made from a hemp, recycled polyester, and TENCEL™ Lyocell blended french terry fabric. It's the perfect wardrobe choice for the in-between temps of Spring (or, you know, for your finicky apartment HVAC).
Do an at-home morning yoga session in these Powervita Salutation Joggers (Buy It, $89, athleta.gap.com), then get right to work. Top with their Powervita Conscious Crop (Buy It, $59, athleta.gap.com and live that glorious, braless, WFH life.
Free People's activewear collection, FP Movement, has enough so-loose-you-feel-like-you're-not-wearing-them pants that you could wear a new pair every day and never be an at-home outfit repeater. Pair the Creek Side Joggers (Buy It, $108, freepeople.com) with a super stretchy bodysuit (Buy It, $30, freepeople.com) for a fool-proof combo.
Feeling sporty? Opt for a boxy, cropped French Terry Tee (Buy It, $38, talentless.co) and cotton fleece Boxing Shorts (Buy It, $42, talentless.co) for a "TKO" vibe. (They also, appropriately, have sweatshirts emblazoned with the graphic "Please Wash Your Hands," if you so desire.)
If you've dreamed of lounging around your apartment in silk a là Blair Waldorf ever since watching Gossip Girl, you need to invest in a set from Lunya, a company that specializes in washable silk. (Translation: Naturally thermoregulating silk that you can throw right into the washing machine.) You can't go wrong with their signature Washable-Silk Tank and Short Set (Buy It, $178, lunya.co). Or grab leggings and a tank from their Cozy Cotton Silk collection for lightweight knits that you can wear head-to-toe. (P.S. They made silk scrunchies your hair will love, too!)
Lively (the brand behind your fave bralettes and swimwear and bras) has a small lounge collection that fits perfectly into your WFH dreams. You're going to want to retire to a beach—er, your couch—in their ultra-lightweight cotton Lounge Pant (Buy It, $45, wearlively.com) and Lounge Cami (Buy It, $45, wearlively.com).