Five of Our Favorites
Let’s face it: the autumn is going to see many of us working from home. Zoom meetings have become part of the workplace zeitgeist these days and it doesn’t seem like that’s going to change any time soon. Just because you’re camped out on the couch or even if you’re at a a desk in your home offce, it’s still important to dress for success. Moreover, it’s important for your sense of sanity to have some kind of routine. Famed psychotherapist Esther Perel has said “I think that, more than ever, the routine that creates a structure, that brings a certain sense of order in a world that feels so chaotic and so unsure, is crucial.” Structure, folks. In this era, when things seem so uncertain, structure is the way we’ll keep our wits about us.
We know, it feels like every day of the week has that ‘case of the Monday’s’ vibe. All
the more reason why it’s a good idea to put your best foot forward. Start yourself off on the right track and it’ll make the rest of the week much easier. Madewell’s Long-Sleeve Tee Midi Dress is basically a tee in dress form. Soft heather grey cotton that feels like your pj’s, but because of the construction, still manages to look polished and put-together. This little number requires no accessories to get a workplace vibe via Zoom, but can be effortlessly zhooshed up, pairing beautifully with a variety of accessories. We like a layering of delicate gold pieces.
Don’t let the energy drop by Tuesday. It’s important to keep things going, so let’s look at a more energetic look for the second day of the workweek. H&M’s Ribbed Trousers & Matching Sweatshirt are comfy but still retain an air of order about them. The wide-cut ribbed pants, complete with a drawstring, might be easy breezy, but are still a step up from simply lounging in your pj’s. With this kind of uniformity, we’d suggest a burst of color for your accessories.
Hump day! You’re halfway there, so with a comfy Tuesday in the rear view, how about some quintessential Hamptons chic for Wednesday? Zara’s Basic Shirt with Pocket is a flash of stark white across the middle of the week. Evoking the strength of a man’s button-down, it can go splendidly with a pair of slacks, jeans, or even a skirt. Some delicate jewelry would be brilliant to offset the pop of this cotton top. The Benchmark Collection’s Suspended Dumbell in gold serves as a talisman of your own inner strength. You can do this. You will do this. You’ve got this.
By the time Thursday rolls around, we want you to lean into that badass you’ve got inside yourself. You’re in the home stretch, after all! Anthropologie’s Sanctuary Peace Pants are a dreamy drawstring cotton/linen combination. Ideal for working from home, these have the luxurious comfort of loungewear but the camouflage print suggests that you are a force to be reckoned with. Pair this with The Organic Cotton V-Neck from Everlane, allowing yourself some cool breathability. Available in five distinctive and earthy shades, we adore them all.
TGIF! You made it! For the last day of your work week, we want to encourage you to let your hair down. Casual Friday can translate beautifully to the working-from- home model. First, start your look off with the Free People The Big Apple Tee, which essentially has all of the supercool edge of a rock tee, but celebrates the indelible majesty of the State of New York. You’ve taken a bite out of this week, so celebrate that with the bedazzled apple graphic emblazoned on the front of this billowy tee. As you transition toward the weekend, this tee looks just as cool on that final video call of the week as it will with a leather jacket thrown over it for some socially distanced cocktails with friends that night.