What to wear when you work at home?

niasb

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Hey girls,
I work at home and need something comfy but stylish to wear. I've been told that Juicy track suits are OUT and pajamas are completely out of the question. I don't want to wear anything that will give me the "just rolled out of bed" look. Jeans aren't comfortable enough to sit in for 10-12 hours a day. Heels are uncomfortable. I have leggings, which I wear with ballet flats, but I'd like to mix it up a little. Any advice or suggestions?
 

natmk28

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whatever you would wear on the weekends?

I can't work in pajamas- I do a lot of my schoolwork from home (im in grad school) and I just wear normal clothes, nothing businessy but jeans, skirts, casual dresses, everything, well, everything but pjs and work out wear which I personally feel is sloppy and I just don't feel comfortable in it when I'm not sleeping/working out.
 

niasb

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Thanks for your quick posts! I usually wear jeans or more dressier clothes on the weekend. I got stuck in a rut a few years ago with track suits and sweats. Now I need a new look. I plan to buy a dozen or more pieces this week that look more stylish. I just don't know where to start.
 

juneping

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skinny jeans, leggings, tunics, dresses those are easy to throw on and look fab. depends on your body type...if you are thin, get some fitted tops (longer) and match w/ short jackets (i prefer leather jackets :P)...if you need to hide some tummy, those flowy tops are my personal favourites.
also depends on what you had already...if you have a lot of dresses...then try skirts w/ different tops. or some dresses with the defination of waist and some without.
 

vhdos

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I'm a stay-at-home mom and I also work from home doing payroll for our company. I have no problem wearing sweats (nice sweats). For me, it's not about the clothes, it's more about the hair & face. I always wear make up and I always do my hair. It doesn't take long - in 15 minutes I can look fresh-faced and ready to go. If I'm going out of the house, I would never wear sweats/track suits unless I'm going to work out. I wear mostly jeans. I dress up on the weekends for date night or other social events.
 

lvpiggy

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i was just talking to laurayuki about this today - when working from home, i always like to get "dressed up" - i even put on heels! for me, i think it really has an impact on my mindset. being dressed for work helps me focus on work; also, i've discovered that my phone interactions improve noticeably. the way I converse when relaxing back on the couch in loungewear is totally different from the way I converse if I'm sitting (or better yet, standing) in heels and business attire.
 

yesther

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I must be one of the only ones that feels like I can live in pj's when at home. I love them! Don't get me wrong, there are days when I feel like I need to get "dressed" so that I don't feel like such a slob, but usually that just means jeans and a sweater.

I also have days where I am in my gym clothes as my motivator to get my butt to the gym, and I found that that helps!
 
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I work from home and I'm a casual, non-fussy dresser. I function best when I'm comfortable, so I usually have on jeans, a soft sweater or tee, and socks. It's just my everyday house-wear. Except for my dog, no one sees me while I'm working so I just keep it simple and comfy. Now, if I have to run out to grab lunch, I might throw on a cute jacket and boots so as not too look and feel like a frumpy mom!
 
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I must be one of the only ones that feels like I can live in pj's when at home. I love them! Don't get me wrong, there are days when I feel like I need to get "dressed" so that I don't feel like such a slob, but usually that just means jeans and a sweater.

I also have days where I am in my gym clothes as my motivator to get my butt to the gym, and I found that that helps!
Nope, same here! I work from home too and wear sweats when I'm in the house. If I'm leaving the house I will definitely get dressed up. I'm a dressy person in general, but I see no point to sitting around in my nice clothes if no one is going to see them!
 

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I wear whatever I slept in unless I have to go out for errands, in that case jeans and a shirt. Im not dressy if I don't have to be.
 

ahertz

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I worked from home a few years back and had a rule: if I was going to be talking to clients on the phone then I needed to be wearing at least jeans/leggings type of clothing. For me it helped with the professional interaction. Otherwise I lived in anything Hard Tail. Hard Tail has a great selection of comfortable clothing.
 

DeeDeeDelovely

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As someone mentioned above, whatever I would wear on the weekends to run errands would be my uniform when I use to work from home. I normally wore a tee and jeans,cargos or skirts. I rarely had anything on my feet but if I did it was either Uggs or slippers. I even put on lipgloss before a call. Heck I wear lipgloss for every occasion:lol:
 

oxyoxy136

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I'm a PJs kind of gal. As soon as I get back from classes, I change into my pj pants and just relax. It's a mental as well as physical separation that I use to get through the day.