The not-at-work wardrobe
Working from home comes with a few perks: a short commute, ready fridge access and, of course, getting dressed becomes easier (or, in some cases, optional).
My ‘work wardrobe’ — the tailored trousers, shirt that requires ironing and skirt I can’t walk in — has been gathering dust for the past two weeks, which I couldn’t be happier about.
I’m living in stretch leggings from Everlane and my M&S cashmere hoodie, and I’ve had nothing but Birkenstocks with socks on my feet — the kind of footwear choice that would see me swiftly unemployed if worn at my desk.
Dinah van Tulleken said working from home comes with a few perks: a short commute, ready fridge access and, of course, getting dressed becomes easier (or, in some cases, optional)
The only glitch is the increasing number of video calls. FaceTime, Skype, Zoom — multiple platforms, all with the same aim: to expose those of us who haven’t bothered to get up, apply make-up and dress as if we’re actually working.
The solution is a blazer. You can pull it on over anything, even a pyjama top, and immediately look smart.
It doesn’t matter if your office for the day is the downstairs loo because it’s the only room not covered in children’s junk; in a blazer you’ll still look a vision of professionalism.
Choose a modern check
Make it a check blazer and you’re really winning. They have become a fixture on the catwalks and Spring 2020 was no exception.
They look effortless, and when we all return to normal working, you’ll be glad to own one. Just don’t wear it with socks and sandals.
The high street hits
Burberry, Prada, Saint Laurent and Chloe, all big names, have something to offer (with even bigger price tags), but affordable alternatives are just as chic.
I love the Michael Kors gold-button design, £236, and Zara’s oversized monochrome offering, £59.99, is perfect for spring.
NOW SHOP THE TREND…