What do you wear when you work from home? This is one question many self-employed/freelancers ask themselves over and over again. As many of you already know, I work from home and have done so for the past 5 years. Working home alone means I get to wear what I like, when I like. I could decide to work in my nightwear all day if I choose to, or I could work from the comfort of my bed in my loungewear. The fashion choice is mine and I love that about my job. It is liberating.
I like to get out of my sleepwear everyday, even though I work from home. The Kiddies started primary school last September, so the school run is now a morning and afternoon routine. I love it because it gets me out of the house everyday, and I like to be presentable when I step out of the house. Which is why I always take a morning shower and get dressed every morning. I like to be dressed and ready for work by 9:30am almost everyday.
Here are 2 things I have in mind when I am picking out what to wear when working from home –
The first thing I have in mind when it comes to styling my working from home outfit is comfort. You will easily find me wearing a pair of leggings or joggers depending on the weather. I like causal comfy tops as well, and dresses are my preferred option in the summer months. Comfy clothing allow me move around freely and stylishly.
Many people are too lazy to get out of their sleepwear. Others love the feel of their pyjamas on their skin, and live in them. I get why many find their pyjamas so comfy, they sleep and work in them. I find mine comfy too! Which is why I like go for pieces with material that feels as comfortable as my sleepwear. You usually won’t catch me wearing lace or any complicated/overly dressy material.
Do you work from home? What do you wear?
Ì do some from home. I’m a Loungewear/pjs girl. It’s comfy. Mind you I shower in the morning any put clean loungeweaf/pjs on everyday whether or not I am going out. Ì dress before i go out ofcourse.
If I have someone coming round it depends on who it is as to whether I change into everyday clothing.
Ì am like you. In or out I like comfort and the same goes for nights out too.
Ah nice. Comfort is key. Thanks Carol 😊
I say be comfortable,most of the time it’s help to be yourself.
I agree 😊
Working from home means not only you can wear whatever you want. It also give freedom of take shower whenever you want.
Yes it does.
I’m the same, I have to get out of my pjs. I usually rock joggers/sweatpants and T-shirt. Also that jacket is fire!
Working at home in style, thanks for the article!
Eva @ UrbanWheelz.co.uk
Thanks for reading.
Haha I dont even care what to wear, but yes I am more comfortable in Pajamas!
Many are 😊
I like to stay comfortable when I work from home. But there is something about getting dressed that gets my mind going and in work mode.
Same with me 😊
I used to work from home 2 years ago. I am not a pjs all day kind of person generally, so I would get up take a shower wear something casually comfortable, do the school run and come back home to work. The shower and change of outfit woke me up and made me feel fresh to get working.
The shower and change of clothes wakes me up too! Thanks for reading.
I wear my pyjamas pretty much the whole time if Im working from home! If I have to leave the house I’ll throw on some leggings and a slouch sweater!
I like the sound of a slouch sweater.
I work from home too, and love that I can wear what I like, I usually dress for comfort like today a wool dress and woollen tights x
Ah nice. Dressing for comfort is good xx
i always wear comfortable clothes whenever i am at home and i find pajamas more comfortable
Good for you 😊
After an entire day in hospital then after visiting my business office place by the time I come home I dont feel like looking good before I again sit back to work. But yes. Your styling sense has given me motivation again.
Glad it has 😊
Comfort is key. joggers is what I live in
Comfort is key for sure.
It depends on the time of the day. If I come home early from work, I just wear my normal clothes (I am allowed to wear jeans or nice pants to work as I am a teacher). But, if it is late, I take a shower/bath andf then jump into jammies.
Oh cool 😎
For me, even when I am blogging and not doing my 9 to 5, I have to make sure I get myself a shower if I am going to feel like my day has really begun. Showering and changing are the true signal the new day has started.
Yes I agree. I can’t think straight in my pjs.
I currently work from home and even though I want to dress up and have the illusion of my “office hours” i simply find myself wrapped in my coziest pj’s every day ughhh.
I can imagine 😊
this is a great topic for me, as a freelancer who often works from home. Especially when I don’t travel every day I must figure out what to wear to be as comfortable as possibile but not “shabby”. No pajama, first of all. I don’t even sleep with a pajama but with sweater and leggings. Then, it mainly depends on the season.
Glad you like the topic Sabrina. The responses have been interesting. Good to know what others wear when working from home.
Those are some really cute pjs. I work from home, but I try to dress up at least twice a week because dressing up motivates me and helps me take my work from home jobs more serious.
I dress up too! It motivates me.
Comfort is definitely key. Some days I get dressed, and others I don’t. It all depends on what is on the agenda!
I agree. It depends on the agenda for the day.
You know I often wonder, what do you wear if you’re at home and working online? For those of us who would want to build trust or place your prospect in a comfortable position doing business with you it would be nice to dress up for the occasion.
If you do webinars, do video chats with clients on skype, messenger, twilio or whatsapp it would be a great idea to look the part of the business man or woman…
I agree. You have to look the part especially when you having video calls.
Same here… pjs all the way 🙂 comfort is key right🙂 Perks of working from home!!!
Yas! I love the perks 😊