Work-at-Home Outfit Inspiration

by - February 10, 2021

Working at home has lots of perks. You can set your own hours (for the most part), don't have to worry about noisy office-mates, and never have to wear heels -- if you don't want to.

Over the last few years, my work-at-home style has evolved, but not moreso than when COVID happened. Before the pandemic, I left my house at least two or three days a week -- not counting school drop-off and pick-up. Now, I'm lucky if I go anywhere that isn't the post office once a week...and honestly, even that's turned into an every other week trip.

Now my home office attire consists mostly of comfy items, as evidenced by this and my last several Real Outfit Roundups. Ready to dive in?

Sizing info: I'm 5'2" and weigh around 150 lbs. Unless otherwise noted, I wear size 6/8 or medium in tops and dresses, size 6 in bottoms, and size 7 in shoes.

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Ok, so technically I wore this on a Sunday, but I spent a good bit of that day working in my office because I had the house to myself. Regardless, this is the epitome of a winter work-at-home outfit: casual sweater, non-restrictive jeans, and comfortable but on trend shoes.

I've had this sweater for several years now. I really like the sporty vibe the exposed seams give it and the fact that it wears almost like a sweatshirt. This pair of jeans is actually the most expensive pair I own, and it shows in how they wear throughout the day, i.e. no rolled down waist, no sagging around the rear or knees, etc. They also have just the right amount of stretch so they don't feel like they're cutting me in half when sitting for long stretches. The wedge sneakers add unexpected color while keeping the sporty vibe of the outfit and elongating my leg line.

Outfit Details
Sweater (old): Walmart (similar)
Jeans: Kut from the Kloth (StitchFix) (similar)
Shoes: Walmart (similar)


Are you even a work-at-home mom if you don't own leggings? To be fair, I really only hopped on the leggings-as-pants train within the last year, and my "leggings" of choice aren't really leggings at all. They're the Stevie pant from Old Navy, which wear like leggings but are much thicker. They also don't bunch up or feel like they're falling down all day long.

I wanted to feel like I made a bit of an effort this day, so I chose a statement sweater. Not only does this one sparkle but the sleeves also have a tie detail. I finished everything off with my moto boots and pulled my in-need-of-a-wash hair back with a velvet bow ponytail.

Outfit Details
Sweater (old): JCPenney (similar)
Leggings: Old Navy (exact)
Boots: Shoe Carnival (exact)


I was so far out of my comfort zone with this outfit. This is the most camo I've worn since that time I went hunting when I was 10 or so. If I wear this particular print, it's usually in small doses like a t-shirt or pair of shorts. These joggers are hella comfortable, though, and once I put them on I wasn't taking them off, so I grabbed this feminine graphic tee to try to balance it out. I added my vintage Levi's jean jacket for an extra layer and grounded it all with my retro black sneakers.

Outfit Details
Shirt: Target (exact)
Jacket (old): Levi's (similar)
Joggers: Amazon (exact)
Shoes: Walmart (exact)


This day I was supposed to meet a friend for lunch, but she had to reschedule. Hence why my outfit feels a little more put together than the previous ones. This twist-hem color block shirt is so buttery soft. It's tunic length but doesn't completely cover my rear end. I would still wear it with leggings, but I chose my black skinnies here. I almost added black booties, which would certainly have worked with the outfit, but in the end decided I didn't feel like dealing with the heel and grabbed my navy Chucks instead. The shoes, in particular, are what keep this outfit more casual.

Outfit Details
Shirt: Amazon (exact)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact)
Shoes: Converse (exact)


Once again, I didn't technically wear this for a work-at-home day, but I totally would. In reality, I threw this on for a Target run to buy stuff to make goody bags for Alexis's class's Valentine's party. I'm also pretty sure that I spent some time in my office, probably working on blog posts.

My sweater isn't a true match to the colors in my flannel, but it's close enough. Full disclosure: I struggled all day long with the cuffs of both the shirt and cardigan, the sleeves of which are too long. These are a new pair of non-distressed boyfriend jeans. I like that they feel casual but the cleanness of the denim makes them easier to wear with dressier blouses.

Outfit Details
Shirt (old): Old Navy (similar)
Cardigan: Amazon (exact)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact)
Shoes: Walmart (similar)


We'll end this Real Outfit Roundup with another stellar example of a work-at-home outfit: graphic sweatshirt, lived-in jeans, and fashion sneakers. I've had this particular sweatshirt for awhile now, and it's my go-to for a comfy day. I don't normally pair it with this pair of Aeropostale jeans because they aren't quite mid-rise so if I move around too much, my mid-section and lower back flash everyone, but they are probably my most comfortable pair of skinnies (because they don't feel like they're suctioned to my legs).

Outfit Details
Sweatshirt: Old Navy (similar)
Jeans (old): Aeropostale (similar)
Shoes: Amazon (exact)

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