WFH Outfit: Simple and Easy Basics

Feb 5, 2024

After giving it some thought, I am re-working the Outfit posts to reflect the blog’s dual focus. On Mondays, there will be a work from home outfit. On Thursdays, an outfit designed for the office. The way, everyone gets what they need.

Let’s start our Work from Home posts with something easy — an outfit you can probably shop your own closet to recreate this Pinterest outfit. Because what’s better than reviving pieces you already spent money on?

Sweater // This slightly slouchy navy sweater with side slits says, “I’m cozy and stylish,” for all of us who work in a room with less than perfect HVAC. When wearing a longer sweater, I find that side slits keep it from smothering you, by creating a bit of movement.

For this look, I chose the Spanx AirEssentials sweater (so soft). If you prefer a knit, try this J.Crew turtleneck sweater (also in plus). Need something under-$75? Amazon has this fantastic oversized number with side slits.

Jeans // These AG Saige jeans are a great look for those who aren’t ready to relinquish a slimmer leg. The washed out denim hue is great. For something under-$150, I love these Emma Mid-Rise Boyfriend cuff jeans. These Lucky Brand sweet, straight legs are also a good option.

Also, you’re about to be bombarded with fashion magazines and influencers telling you that skinny jeans are dead. They’re not deceased, just dormant. So pull two-to-three of your best pairs and stick them in a drawer. Toss the rest for wider leg styles. They will come back again. They always do.

Shoes // I chose these red Geox ballet slippers for comfort. They’re the greatest if you really walk, or in my case, chase a toddler who I swear to God grew wheels on her feet. These are not, however, the most modern looking ballet flat. The current style is for a square toe with a higher vamp. These Mansur Gavriel’s are the ones, but for something more affordable, opt for the Sam Edelman’s.

Earrings // These Shashi hoops are the perfect gateway piece for mixing metals. With both yellow and white metal, you can use them to pull together any jewelry you want to wear. A great way to get more mileage out of your other pieces.

Handbag // I had been considering the Madewell bucket bag, but I hadn’t pulled the trigger. I’m so glad too, because this BR Vida bag has raced to the top of the leaderboard. All the goodness of the Madewell with just a bit more style.

Makeup and Styling // You need a little lip color this time of year to boost your mood and remove that corpse-like pallor. For a hint of hue and hydration, I love these Fresh lip colors. They’re an oldie, but goodie.

For the hair, this is one of those chic, low buns that I can never seem to master. Other women look classic and styled, I look like I just stepped off of a treadmill after sweating to the oldies (and by old, I mean early-aughts Britney). If you have longer hair, this is the method. Poor Little It Girl has a tutorial for short hair girlies.

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  1. Monica Earle says:

    I got the Madewell Essential Bucket Tote in the raisin color for Christmas. It is 100x more luxe than its price point. It holds a ton, stays closed, looks great, and actually stays on my shoulder.

  2. Sassociate says:

    For any other knitting readers – the pinterest pic is of Mette from PetiteKnit and the sweater is her Chestnut Sweater knit in one strand Pelsuld 8/2 by Hjelholts Uldspinderi in the colorway Marine [21] and one strand of Silk Mohair by Isager in colorway 100 held together.

    • Belle says:

      Thanks for this. Pinterest makes it tough to find the source, but this explains why the one image I found that looked like it was in what looked like a Nordic language.

  3. Diane says:

    Thank you for the inspiration! Wearing this today!

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