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If there’s one thing that we know about working from home, it’s that comfort is key.
Being comfortable (but not too comfortable) while typing away on your laptop at the kitchen table is just as important as it would be if you were sitting at a desk in an office.
And since most employers don’t really mind what you wear while working from home (as long as your work gets done), it can be tempting to fall into a uniform of sweatpants and pyjamas.
Although the dress-up on top/dress-down on the bottom trend has helped many people save time, match their mood, and maintain some kind of “normalcy,” experts say there are benefits to keeping up with routine.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), preserving the boundaries between loungewear and workwear (and lounging and working) can help eliminate anxiety and stress, especially if you’re not used to being in such an isolated environment.
“You don’t have to put on a suit, but wearing casual Friday work clothes instead of sweats will serve as a cue to start the work day,” wrote Lynne S. Gots, Ph.D., on NAMI’s blog.
If you’re not sold on changing out of your favourite comfy clothes, we’ve got the perfect solution for you: pants that look presentable but feel just like pyjamas.
Ready to tune-up your productivity levels and be in time for all of your Zoom calls without giving away the secret to your ensemble?
Here are 10 pairs of fall/winter pants to WFH in for as low as $30. Happy shopping!
Its corduroy season, and these chocolatey wide-leg pants from Uniqlo deliver a comfortable wear without the hassle of a button-up waistband.
SHOP IT: Uniqlo, $30
Are they trousers or are they leggings? Who would ever be able to tell over Zoom? For the best of both worlds, grab yourself a pair of these Anthropologie Trouser Leggings.
SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $118
The contrasting side stripes on these stretchy wide-leg pants from STAUD make an eye-catching detail on webcam.
SHOP IT: STAUD, $195
Brand new to Everlane’s collection of bottoms, the Dream Pant appears as a trouser but comes with all the give that a classic pair of sweats have. Plus, they are sustainably and ethically made. Need we say more?
SHOP IT: Everlane, $102
Like a cropped dressy trouser, you’d never guess that the J. Crew Slim Crepe Pants stretch as much as they do, making sitting at a desk for hours much more comfortable. And, they’re on sale for nearly half the price!
SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $50 (originally $90)
Just when you thought you’d never find a pair of leather pants that are actually comfortable, these Faux Leather Trousers came across your screen. With a sweater covering the elasticized waistband, they resemble the real deal.
SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $99
COS took the liberty of creating these corduroy culottes for fall with a special curved detail in the leg, and we’re ecstatic that they’re priced under $100.
SHOP IT: COS, $99
The colour of these Straight Leg Chinos from Everlane is a breath of fresh air for autumn. Complete with an elasticized waistband and wide leg, they make a homey pair of pants that we’ll be living in this season.
SHOP IT: Everlane, $87
SHOP IT: Beaufille, $225 (originally $495)
These bell-shaped bottoms from Simon Miller in custom rib fabric are effortlessly chic and can be paired with almost anything on top; a preppy sweater tee or even a plain ol’ undershirt.
SHOP IT: Simon Miller, $170