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The Art of Getting Dressed at Home

The Art of Getting Dressed at Home

Working from home brings about a whole slew of positive spins along with some of the obvious difficult ones, one of them being the ability to stay in our cozy favorites all day long. We’re longtime fans of loungewear, but we’re here to make the case for getting dressed. Aside from helping you feel put-together, separating the different portions of the day, and giving yourself a psychological energy boost, getting dressed can also help give your children and other loved ones a much sought-after sense of normalcy and routine while the rest of their regimens remain fairly shaken up. So, where do we begin? The rules of WFH dressing are easy to follow, simply because there are none. Do what feels right for you–here are a few of our team’s favorite tips to get started (don’t worry, sweatpants are included).

A Nod to Normalcy

Our new soft denim o’keeffe shirt is the all-in-one answer to feeling put together without much extra effort. Perfect for video calls or those moments when you just need a change, its refined detailing and ultra-flattering fit make it ideal for home-filled days, not to mention it goes perfectly with your favorite pair of relaxed jeans. Not ready to jump straight into all-day denim? Throw on your cashmere joggers instead for the coziest complement to classic shirting. Don’t forget your trusty mules if you’re committing to head-to-toe dressing (or if you need to leave the house).
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Rethinking the Basics

For those days when jeans and a hoodie are all you can manage–count that as a victory. Elevated basics in the form of our cashmere hoodie and new oiled leather mocs bring a new definition to everyday comfort and dependability. Here’s a bonus tip: keep some shearling slippers on deck for a seamless transition into post-work bliss.

Say Yes To Stripes

In need of a pick-me-up? Just add stripes. Whether it’s a simple striped sweater or a pair of elastic-waist trousers (that might as well be sweatpants for their ease and comfort), opting for an easy pattern on top or bottom paired with something simple takes the guesswork out of getting dressed. Plus, we couldn’t forget our mocs (how else would we finish a cozy outfit that works as well indoors as out?): oiled leather, shearling-lined, or the outer shearling variety–whichever you choose, we swear you’ll forget you ever changed out of your slippers.

Multitasking Monochrome

It’s not often that we find an outfit that’s equally as loungewear-adjacent as it is polished and outing-ready, but if you’re looking for something to stay home in now and wear out later, this mix of shearling and cashmere in one single hue is your go-to. Our eco t-shirt dress is as soft as can be, and adding luxe layers like our most covetable cashmere cardigan and shearling sandals or mules takes it to a whole new level.

The Final Rule

The most important rule to consider when dressing for WFH? Go easy on yourself! Our time at home has enough stress and pressure, and getting dressed should never add to that. If you’re looking for a new normal uniform, these classic, cozy basics are here for you. If staying in your most worn-in sweatpants or leggings brings you joy, don’t look back. Whether it’s finding the energy to get dressed, a moment of meditation in place of your morning commute, or simply a few extra minutes of sleep, make sure you find some time for yourself in the coming days–you deserve it.
Photos by Nicki Sebastian