How to look professional while working from home

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Obviously, working from home isn’t the most inspiring situation for you to get dressed up and look stylish for a day of work. When you can finally get out of bed and wear your pajamas at your desk, why change it?

But if you do have a job that requires you to dress up or lately you’ve been finding yourself on multiple video calls a day, you can still look presentable without having to fully suit up thanks to a few key pieces. Top a casual tee with a more tailored blazer or throw a blouse on over cozy leggings to look work-ready while on camera.

However, if figuring out this new work-from-home wardrobe isn’t your forte, companies like Stitch Fix, Rent The Runway and Nuuly can help refresh your clothes from afar. Rent and return clothes from your favorite designers or have a stylist take the lead and send you options based on your personal style.

Keep reading to get all of Stitch Fix stylist Layne Cross’ tips for looking your best remotely!

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Look and feel confident: “Ensure you feel professional when dialing-in for video calls, slip on your favorite business casual top and pair with loose bottoms for comfort. This will give you confidence as you navigate this new platform.”

Remain consistent: “You want to be perceived just as you would in the office. You don’t need to don your best fitting pencil skirt and favorite blazer while WFH, but being polished-yet-approachable is more important than ever.”

Weekend-wear makes great WFH attire: “Women can look to brands like LNA, Scotch & Soda, and La Ligne for relaxed officewear styles. Similarly, menswear labels like Faherty, Todd Snyder, and Alternative Apparel offer woven knits and polos that pair well with sweatpants for a look that combines work on top with comfort on the bottom.”

Get started with Stitch Fix here.

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