April 11, 2021

Wednesday Outfit: Back to Zoom

Wednesday Outfit: Back to Zoom

This week, a reader DM’d me a simple request: My new boss insists we’re cameras-on for all Zoom calls. What do I wear?  Casual office and I have a 3yr old.

A further conversation revealed that the reader didn’t need or want blouses, blazers, or “fancy” sweaters.  She was just looking for a few options that would look more like pulled together work attire, but were also casual and could be washed.  So let’s start with a simple inspiration photo, and I’ll discuss some other options below.

This outfit is from Fashion Jackson.  It takes casual pieces that we many of us own and restyles them in a pulled-together way.  I like that the outfit takes these basics and makes them feel fresh and fashionable by tying the front of the t-shirt, pushing up the sleeves on the jacket, and choosing a fun sneaker.

I’m not going to talk to much about the individual pieces because I want to discuss a few others that will be useful to work from home folks now and later.

Sanctuary T-Shirt // I chose a tee that already had a tied front.  But you could easily tie up any t-shirt using this video tutorial.

Leggings // Colorfulkoala leggings with pockets are my go to — today, tomorrow, likely forever.

Jacket // The beloved LL Bean jacket is back, this time with flannel.  It’s cold out.  But you can also choose the unlined version, also in petite and plus.

Shoes // I wanted a fun sneaker, but blush wasn’t on order.  I like this cheetah-print pair from Gola.  If a light colored sneaker doesn’t work for you, this Rampage sneaker is worth a look.

Bag // I normally don’t advertise for designers with my clothing choices, but I thought this Marc Jacobs tote was cheeky.  I also like that it’s canvas, so I can wash it if need be.  If you just want a straight up tote bag, this grey slouchy bag is one of the most beautiful bags I’ve ever seen.

Earrings // I post these Missoma earrings constantly.  There’s a reason for that.  They’re a modern, chic hoop at a good price.  I cannot recommend them highly enough.

As for other items that work for the at-home worker, I really like pieces that look professional on Zoom but are very comfortable.  Collared shirts in soft, forgiving fabrics.  Sweater blazers.  Funnel neck sweaters.  Here are a few more.

Daily Ritual Funnel Neck Sweater

Good Threads Brushed Twill Shirt

Soft Touch Side Stripe Sweater

J.Crew Sophie Sweater Blazer

Treasure & Bond Dobby Shirt

J.Crew Factory Button Neck Sweatshirt

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