The other day, I asked on Instagram what people were wearing at home these days. Are you dressing up? Living in sweats? Walking around naked? Here, 11 Cup of Jo readers share their favorite ensembles…
Above: “My WFH uniform formula has been simple: a blouse with a light sweater or jacket, slippers and my Athleta ‘airplane pants.’ They look like trousers but feel like jammies. I’ve had customer calls and meetings throughout this time, so it’s important for me to still look professional while at home.” — Lindsey, Denver
“During quarantine, we all needed a pick-me-up — especially my four-year-old daughter who misses her friends — so I put on my seven-year-old wedding dress. She ran and grabbed a ‘tutu dress.’ My husband and baby son were in the other room, so we did our own dramatic wedding march, twirl, and bow into the room! It made another evening at home fun and very funny. Trying to add enjoyment where I can.” — Rachel, Pittsburgh
“Today’s my mom’s birthday, so I turned my car into a parade float for a drive-by celebration with my babies. I’ve been wearing this outfit off and on for the past three weeks. We live in Texas where the weather is balmy in the spring, so it’s great for sunshine-y days, but it has enough of a twist on my style that I feel like myself.” — Christi, Dallas
“I teach Pre-K and I read stories to my students every morning. I do my makeup and hair, put on a nice top and earrings but stay in my pjs from the waist down. (Top Madewell, bottom Hanna Andersson!).” — Claude Monique, Brooklyn
“I’ve been wearing big scarves every day. They keep me warm if there is a draft and can double as a blanket for naps! This one is from Zara (they make the softest scarves).” — Destinee, Baltimore
“I’m often seen at my desk wearing my 12-week-old daughter, Willa. I wear Target leggings and Target soft T-shirts or Uniqlo sweatshirts. I like to shower in the mornings before hopping on conference calls, and these days I am slathering myself in Everyday Oil — which I first learned about on a beauty uniform and found out it was made in our tiny mountain town!” — Sarah, Black Mountain, NC
“I’m a cellist, which means teaching lessons online right now. I’m currently rotating between my black leggings, black leggings and black leggings.” — Sarah, Toronto
“I’d been wearing sweatpants and T-shirts, but these last couple of gloomy days have had me in a slump. I thought about what I could do to lift my spirits up. Then it came to me: I put on skirt and some lipstick and that helped me get pumped up for the grind!” — Ingrid, Westchester County, NY
“Cozy sweater with balloon sleeves, jeans, and overgrown hair tucked into headband. (Not pictured: cozy socks.)” — Teresa, Marin County, California
“The sewing community around the world is thankful for a hobby that keeps our fingers busy while staying home. Here’s a top I made this week, worn with stretchy jeans. Basically the perfect outfit for finding a snack for my kids 658 times a day and playing with All The Lego. (Check out some hashtags like #isewlation and #sewcialdistancing for what people are making!)” — Rebecca, Brisbane, Australia
And this reader — Julie from Denver — made me laugh forever with her manual boomerangs. “Instead of downloading the app, I just repeat what I’m doing,” she says. “My staples are a Patagonia jacket, graphic tees and Marine Layer pants. My rule is that I have to get dressed every morning in something other than my PJs.”
What are you wearing these days? We’d love to hear…
P.S. Readers share their workwear and date night looks.
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