Whether it’s been recently enforced or if it’s your normal, working from home is the new trend. And whether you are new to working at home or you are a seasoned veteran, it is always nice to have some inspiration about what to wear as you carry on your workday from the comforts of your own home. Unlike tops, even if you are doing video conferencing with your coworkers, no one will be able to see what you’re wearing down below.
Some of us who work from home like to be as comfy casual as possible, while others like to dress in a way that makes them feel professional to aid in their work ethic. Regardless of your personal style of working from home, we’ve put together a list of our favorite work from home pants to wear while living out your work hours from the comfort of your own home.
Why not start here? The soft and delicious fuzz of flannel is always hard to take off in the morning. And now you don’t have to! Flannel pajamas have the benefit of being warm, comfortable, and easy to wear. The traditional plaid print may even have you feeling somewhat professional-looking. If you’re feeling a bit guilty about wearing pajamas to work, then be sure to put on a nice blouse or button-up on top to balance the business with casual.
Loungewear has become a whole fashion industry of its own recently. Whether you’re wearing yoga pants or sweatpants, men's and women’s loungewear are just as stylish these days as they are comfortable. Even if no one will be seeing you, except maybe your kids and your pets, wearing some comfy and styling loungewear pants is going to keep you feeling good while working from home. Fashionable loungewear is a step up from pajamas, so enjoy the coziness while still feeling at least somewhat stylish.
Pull-on chinos are the perfect work-from-home pants. They look professional but feel like pajamas. For those of you who feel like you would still like to dress appropriately for work, but also don’t want to be feeling uncomfortable in what you’re wearing, pull-on chinos are the answer. For both men and women, chinos are made with a cotton blend that stretches to make sitting and moving around more comfortable. Wear them with a nice sweater, button-up blouse, or men’s dress shirt to feel like you are dressed for the office but relaxed enough to be in the comfort of your own home. For men, wear a pair of cozy cotton twill khakis for a more professional look that still keeps you feeling comfortable yet sophisticated while working at home. Pull-on chinos are a must when it comes to working from home outfits.
Jeans are not always the most comfortable choice, but the right jeans can get you in the right mood for working from home. Choose a roomier jean, like a straight-leg jean for extra mobility and comfort. Jeans are great because they are casual while still having us feel like we dressed up for something. Depending on your work-from-home vibe, you can dress up your jeans with a dress shirt, or simply throw on your favorite sweatshirt or T-shirt to stay comfortable and casual all day long. For women who are seeking a little more stretch, try to wear a pair of jeggings, which feel and act like jeans but are blended with Spandex to create a cross between your favorite jeans and yoga pants. Sounds like the perfect comfortable work clothes to us!
Leggings are truly a woman’s best friend. As probably the most versatile item in our closets, leggings can make us feel glamorous even when we’re just working from home. Dress them up or wear them like pajamas, leggings are the perfect choice for women around the world working from home. Comfortable, flattering, and dressier than sweatpants, leggings will help you feel like you got dressed today while still allowing you to relax and focus on your work. Style with a cute sweater dress or long tunic to feel cute at your desk. Alternatively, wear with a loose-fitted T-shirt or a light cotton cardigan for a more relaxed at-home vibe.
Working from home opens endless options for what to wear. Rather than spending hours preparing to head to the office, enjoy the opportunity to choose what days you dress up, and what days you happily stay in your pajamas.