What I Wore to Work from Home

Posted in Daily Outfits.

When I first left my job to go freelance, there was lots of talk from my family and friends about wearing PJs all day and not showering. Apparently, the freelancer’s uniform is sweatpants, a greying t-shirt and serious bedhead. Quelle horreur!

I do find myself automatically reaching for the more comfortable, casual pieces in my clothing collection – why waste a printed jumpsuit and heels on the postman? – but sweatpants, PJs and things that could be described as ‘loungewear’ are still firmly banned from my wardrobe.

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Topshop cardigan, Max C dress, Zara belt

Is this as close to a housecoat as you can get? Probably. But at least it’s not pyjamas.

What do you wear around the house?

44 Comments

Tor

Lovely cardi!

I’ve been off work for the past three days, which is a big rarity for me, I’m usually lucky to get two days off a week!
I’ve really embraced my inner scruff for these past three days; I’ve had bare feet, hareems and a baggy tee on – very chic! haha

xx

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A Thrifty Mrs

Great cardigan.
As you know I work from home, I went through a phase of wearing Mr Thrifty’s sweatshirts and just my knickers – I kept a pair of leggings by the front door incase someone knocked. The shame huh?
I now tend to wear a lose fitted dress and a slouchy cardigan. I want to be ready to run out to coffee with friends or contacts without worrying about getting changed.

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Monkey

My ASOS spotty jersey trousers and a baggy t-shirt plus a cardi. I might as well be in PJs. I love your outfit! The cardigan is cool!

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Helen

When I was a student and completing my dissertation at home I would often slob about in pyjamas and just jeans & a t-shirt all day. Or a uni hoodie. I found it made me unproductive though and I worked better when I was dressed smartly and forced myself to go into the library so I don’t think I would be very good at working from home haha.

That cardigan looks sooo cosy!

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KatGotTheCream

Oh that’s so weird! I was going to drop you a line and ask how the whole freelancing thing was going and ask whether it was easier or harder to make an effort with clothes. As a freelancer myself I have stopped wearing really smart clothes that used to wear at the office but it’s still nice to make a bit of an effort for myself. Your cardigan rocks – love it!

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Joanna.

That dress is lovely!

I always wear sweatpants and a tee as soon as I get home/before I go out anywhere. I almost never get properly dressed at home unless I know someone is coming or I have to go somewhere. Means a lot less washing! xx

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Claire

When I freelanced it was always leggings and a long comfy shirt or baggy jumper. It’s what I still change into when I get home from my 9-5! LOVE that poncho-esque cardigan btw…

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Maria

This looks cosy but still pulled together the best combination in my eyes! Love the colours on the cardigan ๐Ÿ™‚

Maria xxx

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Lolo

I tend to wear shorts and a wife beater. I love having my legs out! If I get chilly I throw on anb oversized hoodie.
That cardi is fantastic!!

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Vicki

i WANT WANT WANT that cardy!!! is it new! please tell me it is so i can go buy in on topshop online now!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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Katie

That’s a really pretty dress, and your cardigan looks soo comfy! I’ve got to push myself to get dressed when I’m just about the house, but now I’ve got a pretty floral apron which I love to wear. I’m really quite a nerd ๐Ÿ™‚

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SHOEGAL

Lovely dress. I have good intentions whenever I work from home (not very often) but usually find I get really cold and have to put on cosy sweaters.

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Cat

I’ve got six weeks off over summer, and if I’m not leaving the house I tend to stay in my pyjamas. I had a real moment of shame with a courier the other day – pjs at lunchtime! I am forcing myself to go at least as far as the supermarket every day if I’ve nothing exciting on, so I get properly dressed.

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Jen

Thanks for all your comments guys – for everyone asking about the cardigan, I picked it up about two weeks ago in the Topshop sale. It was £20!

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Sabine

This is an incredible chic lounge home-work outfit… I’m totally guilty to spend the days I work from home in sweatpants and century old cashmere sweaters (with loads of holes). xo

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Sophie

I slob out at home, I wear my baggy grey nike joggers and a vest top. Not the most attractive of combos I know!

I adore that cardi, is it current stock? I need it in my life if I can ever afford to shop in Topshop again!

Sophie
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Jo

Cool cardi, comfortable and fashionable! I must confess to owning sweatpants, but they’re only used in emergency cases of being ill or having a bad day and needing comfort! On the days I’m working from home (part-time artist) I pretty much have to dress in old jeans and tshirts as I’m guaranteed to get paint on them!

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Temporary:Secretary

i work from home and often look a mess. The amount of times i’ve given the postman a right old laugh, is too many to mention. I need to take a leaf from you book and start looking more decent! x

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LilyLipstick

I love the cardigan. I hardly ever have days when I don’t leave the house so when I do I’m in super scruffy mode. I’d like to think that if I did work from home I’d put in more effort though! x

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Emma

I’ve never commented on a blog before but I love that cardigan so much I just had to say something!!

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Laura

Amazing cardigan! If I’m at home I tend to stick to leggings and tops, dresses don’t really get an outing, but I try to steer clear of trackie bottoms!x

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Kat

Oh I struggle with this so much! At the moment I’m either working from home or in my local paperchase which has a rather unflattering uniform. When I’m working from home I do tend to go for comfort, but I’ve banned PJ bottoms and tracksuit bottoms and end up wearing leggings, long tees or maxi skirts. Feels a bit more like ‘work’ when you put in a bit of effort ๐Ÿ™‚

Love your cardigan by the way, gorgeous!

xx

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Faff

Love this cardigan, I for sure need one! I’m not so good at getting dressed when I’m at home, if I can not leave the house all day I totally wont! ๐Ÿ™‚

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