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Wondering what on earth to wear when office life seems like a distant dream? We share the outfits and tips to help you style out home working, from upgrading your loungewear to video-call chic

Stay-at-home tops and tees

When it comes to looking good on a video call, it’s what’s above the desk that counts. That’s why now is a good time to update your tops and tees selection. Look for bright colours and bold shapes – anything too subtle will get lost on camera. A flutter-sleeved blouse is a great option if you want to look smart but stay comfy, or look for interesting necklines, graphic prints and block colour.

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Comfort meets style
Keep your prints bold
Simply stunning linen
Jewel tones sparkle on camera

Jeans that fit like loungewear

If you’ve become all too familiar with your pyjama bottoms over the past few months then you’ve probably jettisoned the very notion of wearing jeans. But hear us out, because denim doesn’t have to be stiff, scratchy or restrictive. In fact, there are plenty of soft, supple jeans to choose from that offer the comfort of loungewear with a major added bonus: you can leave the house and feel properly dressed (our holey leggings don’t quite cut the mustard).

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Big up the boyfriend jeans
Embrace super-soft skinnies
All hail the ankle grazer
Autograph quality and comfort

WFH – but make it dressy

Let’s talk dresses: no one wants to be trussed up in a backless bodycon number to work from home. When it comes to easy laptop-to-lunchtime-walk style, it’s all about relaxed, flowing shapes. Look for timeless summer styles such as slip, swing and shirt dresses, all of which will see you through the hotter months this year, then re-emerge for more carefree summers ahead.

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Easy elegance for summer
A new take on the shirt dress
Soft swing dresses = WFH comfort
Pick pure cotton for breathabaility

Your comfiest working-from-home trousers

Can you wear loungewear outside? It’s a question many of us have been grappling with and the answer is yes, if it involves a pair of soft drawstring wide-leg trousers, such as these flowing beauties. Elsewhere, our favourite work-from-home bottoms include chino shorts and cotton trousers, which tick the breathability and comfort boxes while maintaining a sense of style. Basically, we’re talking pieces you’ll come back to again and again, in a palette of classic colours including navy, khaki, camel and cream.

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Go with the flow
Pure cotton cool
The short route to WFH style
A straight-up winner

Kick off the slippers

Once you’ve tossed aside your PJs and nailed the most comfortable clothes for working from home, it’s time to upgrade those slippers. There are lots of fuss-free footwear options around, which will see you potter from kitchen table to garden and back again without messing around with laces and buckles. Sliders and mules are two on-trend styles that tick the practicality box and will blend seamlessly with the outfit ideas above (more so than your 15-year-old hedgehog slippers, at least).

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The easy way to get tan this summer
Comfortable Scandi minimalism this way
Silver slides, gold medal results
Dip a toe into the mule trend

Words: Sophie Hines