I do not like wearing "real" clothes at home - unless I have guests, I strongly prefer loungewear. This has led to wearing loungewear for the majority of the past two years for WFH, and keeping a ponte blazer at my desk to throw over whatever I am wearing for most of the work Zoom meetings. My set-up is such that you can see 8"/20cm at the most below my shoulder line. The only exceptions have been meetings with people outside of my organization, when I had to present/give talks - I would dress up properly for that, mostly for confidence purpose.
I tried a different approach two weeks ago, when I had a three day meeting, for which I had to keep the camera on all the time, though I had to speak only occasionally. I adapted the classic "blazer + graphic tee + jeans + current shoes" formula to WFH version: jeans were substituted with joggers and other similar casual pants, and shoes with sneakers. I am pretty sure there have been many such juxtapositions successfully done already by other forum members. I also used the opportunity to test some blazers bought during the first year of the pandemic, as I was very lucky to find several blazers in navy + black color combo. This mix combines two main dark neutrals in my wardrobe, so I am slightly obsessed with building an appropriate bridge capsule.
The outfit descriptions are below. I am curious about your opinion on occasions for which they may work outside of the house, and also, what shoes beside sneakers would go with them.
#1- navy-black tiger stripe blazer, white/navy graphic tee, black technical fabric joggers, black sneakers.
#2- navy blazer with black leather accents, black graphic tank, black silk track pants and black sneakers. The track pants are pretty old. I kept wanting to have them cropped and this photo convinced me to do it ASAP as I really do not like them on me at full length.
#3- navy & black houndstooth blazer, grey graphic tee, grey wool pants with drawstring, silver slip-on sneakers. These grey pants are also super old, and I always liked them due to juxtaposition of dressy woven wool fabric and casual track pant cut.
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