You’re one of the many women that have to shed pajamas every day to make your way into work. Yes, life is unfair but, hey, working from home is boring, right?
Even if you do have to drive into an office, that doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable. At the same time, yoga wear is probably not appropriate either. Finding clothes for work is about landing in that happy medium, and we can help. Read on for comfy outfit options for the office, because that commute in a suit is the worst.
A Black Pants-Based Ensemble
When it comes to dressing for work, black pants are your bestie. Dressier than jeans but still comfortable, they are the perfect work wardrobe compromise. And even better, they go with everything. From a camisole/cardigan combo and cute blouses to dressy tank tops and a nice white tee with statement jewelry, the items that go with black pants are seemingly endless. Want a stylish little spin on the traditional black pants? Try a cropped pair with a bow belt. Just make sure you’ve got a lint roller on hand, especially if you’ve got pets.
A Casual Dress
A dress might sound like a drag when it comes to getting ready for work but when you think about it, it’s like a giant adult onesie. Can’t find clean pants? Wear a work dress from Banana Republic! And there are plenty of options out there that are comfy and cute without being too formal. Whether it’s a tee-shirt dress, a stylish shift, or a maxi number, dresses can often be more comfortable than you think—and you don’t have to pair them with heels. Check out Rothy’s flat shoes for women; this company’s pointed toe flats are insanely comfortable, and better yet, made with eco-friendly materials. Fashionable and functional don’t have to be mutually exclusive. And if you think the LBD (little black dress) is just for a night on the town, you’re wrong. There are plenty of options that are appropriate for the office, and they’re a classic choice.
Black Jacket and Pretty Much Anything
A black boyfriend blazer is about as functional as black pants, as you can pair it with anything. If you have two different options in your closet, your work is nearly done. If your office is okay with jeans as long as you look professional, the black jacket is the perfect accompaniment. Pair the black jacket and jeans ensemble with a long necklace, booties, and/or a stylish scarf, and you’ll look like you just walked off the runway. Sorry, though—you’re at work. At least you’ll feel fashionable while bringing home the bacon. Another great thing about an outfit like this is it’s ideal for a work-to-happy-hour evening.
Fancy Leggings For the Win
“Leggings aren’t pants,” said no one who was happy in life. Gone are the days when leggings were cheaply made, skin-tight clothes that could only be worn under long sweaters. Companies have caught on to the need to make more formal options. And these sturdier options are often easy to launder, with no need to even iron. Talk about a bonus! Pair them with a cute blouse, a tunic, or an embellished sweater and you’ll receive compliments galore from all your coworkers.
Trouser Shorts for Those Warm Weekdays
“Shorts to work?! There’s no way I could get away with that!” We beg to differ. Pencil skirts are the height of fashion but, let’s face it, they’re not exactly synonymous with comfort. Enter the trouser shorts. Whether you pair them with a more formal sleeveless shirt and cardigan or a colorful blouse, you’ll be setting an office trend in no time.
Try and or all of these comfy outfit options for the office and your happiness (and possibly even productivity) will soar during the work hours.