Many fashion writers have told you the items you must have to complete a work wardrobe, but not many have tackled the work-at-home wardrobe. If you do not have to leave the house regularly to work, you can easily slip into the habit of wearing yoga pants and a t-shirt all day, every day. Fortunately, you can stay casual and comfortable while still looking presentable to the outside world. You will need at least three standard items in order to up your game.
You undoubtedly have multiple pairs of blue jeans, most of which have seen better days. For your work at home wardrobe you need at least one pair of dark wash, straight or boot cut jeans that give you comfort while helping you look put together. Even you have to leave home to go to the store or pick up your kids from school. Occasionally, you may need to visit clients. You don't have to "dress up" but you need to look neat and coordinated. Investing in just one great pair of dark jeans means you can slip into them on a moment's notice and look like you at least tried.
A fitted blazer or a stylish jacket are absolutely necessary for your at-home wardrobe. No matter what you are wearing, throwing on a jacket can save the look. As long as it's sleek and black, it can cover up a variety of sins, including the tuna fish stain on your shirt. Also, these articles of clothing make you look slimmer, so if you have a habit of snacking while at the computer, they are especially important for you. Also, a jacket can be worn through two or three seasons each year, so it's an economical choice as well.
The ankle boot with a short heel can be worn to great effect with most pants, except for those designed particularly for athletic wear. They look great with your jeans and make your casual outfit look sporty instead of hurried. Also, wearing them means putting aside the sweats for an hour or two, a good thing for anyone trying to reform their wardrobe.
There is a thin line between sloppy and casual, and for at-home workers, it's a line that is easy to cross. Try investing in just three quality items to raise your look from careless to effortless. Now is the time to stop the downhill slide in your wardrobe.