Need some comfy outfits to wear at home? There have been a lot of requests for this, so I’ll share what I’ve been wearing lately!
I’ve worked from home for 15 years, so I’m used to spending tons of time at home. While I don’t need to dress up for my job at all, I don’t like wearing loungewear while working from home either. If you do, that’s fine–you do you! I personally like to have clearer boundaries for work and off-time. Otherwise, my day feels like one huge blob and I don’t feel fully in work mode OR fully in time off mode. Plus, I feel way more productive when I’m dressed for the day. However, I definitely still like to be comfortable! My wardrobe is built to work from home in comfy, casual–but non-loungewear–outfits. 😁
Whether you’re working from home or not, we’re all spending more time at home than we used to. I hope these outfits help give you ideas if you want to be comfy and put together in something other than loungewear! These are all made from my mini summer capsule wardrobe. Check that out HERE.
BTW, if you are not working from home and DO need to dress a little nicer (business casual) for work video calls, check out my post from last week What to Wear for Video Calls While Working From Home. It’s got ideas for how to pair comfy bottoms with business casual tops.
Alright, onto the casual outfits for home!
SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.
Linen Pants + T-Shirt or White Button Tank
I’ve shown a lot of linen pants outfits around here because they are basically my summer “jeans”–my go-to bottoms that I default to. I’ve said this before, but linen pants are a great comfy option. They’re lightweight, flexible, and don’t suffocate you like jeans or other pants do.
I pair these most with my comfy ModCloth tanks or t-shirts. I also like to pair them with casual tops that are a little nicer, like the button up tie tank from Old Navy that I’ve shared a few times in the last couple months.
What’s great about a top like this is that thanks to having interesting details along the front already, such as the buttons, it doesn’t need a necklace to provide a focal point. A lot of you have said you don’t even want to wear a long pendant necklace at home, especially if you’re bending down a ton with little kids. A top like this is great! I just add earrings–which are so lightweight that they don’t get in the way at all–and the outfit is totally comfy AND totally put together.
Shop the Outfits:
Tank: Old Navy (exact–wearing size M, could size down to S)
Tee: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size M)
Black pants: Old Navy (exact–wearing size XS, similar–I wear size S)
Olive pants: c/o Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S)
Sandals: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Green earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (similar–wearing size M)
Metallic earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact–wearing size M)
Do you own a romper or jumpsuit yet? They are so dang comfy if you get them in the soft, stretchy material! I actually prefer them to a stretchy top and stretchy pants because often, rompers and jumpsuits don’t have waistbands or just have veryyyy stretchy and flexible elastic at the waist. The thing I don’t prefer is having to basically undress to use the bathroom 😂 but I figure it’s easy enough if I’m just working from home.
I’ve shared this jumpsuit before and remixed it 3 ways HERE. I showed how to wear it in two casual outfits and one dressed up look–I love how versatile this is. Lately I’ve loved wearing it at home because is it DANG comfy and fairly lightweight compared to cheaper jumpsuits. And it’s breastfeeding friendly. Hits all the notes for me!
I just add a pair of Nickel & Suede earrings and feel put together but crazy comfy for working from home–and breastfeeding! As for the necklace, I’ll throw it on if I’m going somewhere to anchor the outfit more, but for lengthy periods at home I go sans necklace.
Soft Printed Pants + Solid Tee or Tank
This is my latest summer outfit uniform. These pants are reallyyyy lightweight and soft. Very comfy! They have an elastic waistband and pockets also. I sometimes find these look a lot like pajamas, and certain prints do that more than others. Otherwise I’d just buy all the prints because these are great for summer and into warmer falls! One thing to be SURE to do is accessorize in order to avoid the “pajama” look. A pair of earrings goes a long way!
On hotter days, I’ll go for a romper. This one is an inexpensive Amazon find after searching for breastfeeding friendly rompers that weren’t too short. Ding ding ding! So glad I found one!
The buttons are functional, so I can breastfeed in it. They also help so that I don’t need to wear a necklace to anchor this outfit, just like the button front tank we talked about earlier. Lastly, the inseam is a bit longer which I very much prefer!
One note is that I have a shorter torso, and the top portion is a bit long on me. That probably bodes well for people with average length torsos. For me, it means it’s baggy around my bust, and the arm holes sit a little low. In this case, it doesn’t alter the appearance much, but it’s one of those things that can get on your nerves through out the day. It’s fine for being at home or only being out for very short periods of time. But eventually I’d like to get the shoulders tailored to fit my torso better.
Check out the romper in 11 colors HERE.
Soft Shorts + T-shirt or Tank Top
Another combo I’ve been wearing is soft shorts or pants with a tank or tee. Above, I’m wearing a plain tee for an easy look at home. I like to make it pop a little with print, so I usually add a splash of leopard. 🙂 You can also mix it up with a graphic tee or a tee with a print to make things more visually interesting while still being really casual and comfy.
What’s been one of YOUR outfit formulas while at home these days?
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