Working from home is the new black. Well, it’s certainly the new normal. Even as offices have opened back up, lots of us are still hanging out in our home offices (or, let’s be honest, the kitchen table, or sometimes even the sofa). By now, it’s an old hat—you know how to wow your boss and make your colleagues laugh over video conference calls. You’ve got your computer set up in a cozy spot where you can work efficiently but still reach the snacks. But you’re nothing but professional, and certainly when it comes to wardrobe too.
WFH outfits are a staple in your closet by now. You know how to mix and match to keep things fresh without compromising on comfort. Working from your nest egg has made comfort all the more important to us, and we’re sure thankful for it. It’s great to be able to sport sweats or leggings to keep things casual on the bottom. But tops need to be camera-ready and ultra-wearable at the same time. Read on to learn more about our best WFH sweater options and how to style them for maximum comfort and office-appropriate looks.
Just because cashmere ups the fancy factor doesn’t mean it can’t also be professional and casual. The best kind of cashmere women’s sweater is one that you slip on and don’t think about. It’s such a deluxe fabric that it doesn’t need much else in terms of accessories. Go for the rib funnel neck knit—it’s sort of between a mock neck and a full turtleneck. Enough to keep you warm and crisp to keep you professional. This style is a bit more relaxed, so it’s an easy fit. The black is a classic cashmere staple if you’re building your collection, and either of the Donegals—heather blue or ivory—adds a bit of colorful flair.
If you prefer not to have anything around your neck, check out this season’s trend—the oversized V-neck cashmere sweater. The tunic styling means it works great with lounge pants of almost any kind, including leggings or yoga pants. The rib knit at the neck with the V-neck shape is an especially stylish look, creating a longer neckline. It also allows you to slip on a lightweight turtleneck underneath if you’re someone who tends to get cold. Regardless of whether or not you layer this sweater, it can provide a really polished look even if you’re rocking sweatpants on the bottom with your coziest slipper socks.
Cardigan sweaters remain one of the most versatile sweaters in your closet. If you like the more contained look, pick one with buttons and button it up during your work video calls. If you’ve got a mock neck long sleeve or a patterned blouse to show off, check out our drifter shaker open style cardigans. They’re loose enough to accommodate something underneath and also have nice vertical lines to frame yourself. This season’s colors are a fabulous plaited multi-color stripe. Look at the neutral color palette version and throw on a cream turtleneck or delicate ivory blouse to coordinate. When you’re done for the day, you can fold up the sweater and leave it by your desk so it can be there for you tomorrow. Another solid option is the cardigan with the cocoon hemline. The soft curvature of the hem is matched by the softness of the fabric (especially if you check out the cashmere options) and creates a really gentle look that’s a great WFH option.
If you love layering, a solid way to go is to pick up some women’s cotton sweaters in a variety of cuts and colors. We love a cotton sweater because there are lightweight styles that go great under a blazer or fitted cardigan—they dress up an on-camera look in a snap if your boss decides to drop in on a video conference call. A black and white buffalo check or ivory quilted pattern feel homey but double as workwear.
Our cotton sweaters are breathable, versatile, and can be relied on year after year. So even if your WFH schedule changes next year, you can still use the cotton sweaters in your closet for polished in-office outfits. Some of this season’s newest trends are the windowpane check, the tie-dye look in blue or pink, a fun animal print, and especially the pebble knit button-up cotton cardigan. The rich burgundy or warm tawny brown marl is a key winter look that’s easy to use as workwear and as a Mom-on-the-go weekend errands master.
We haven’t forgotten about the dads at home. Our men’s cardigan sweaters are just perfect for his side-by-side video calls. Of course, you can both rock cardis, too. The fine gauge Supima zip is an incredibly polished look with a contrasting color at the zipper and comfy waffle knit. The 100% cotton fabric and easy zipper mean it can be layered easily with a simple undershirt or a plaid button-down for a highlighted look.
WFH sweaters have never been better. Grab a few in different fabrics and colors to keep your coworkers guessing.