Figuring out what to wear when working from home is one of the most common difficulties associated with having to stay indoors. You might be thinking, why bother to get dressed at all?
As many of us are adjusting to our new working from home situations and attending virtual meetings across multiple social channels, deciding what to wear every morning has become a completely new experience.
It’s extremely tempting to stay in your pyjamas all day, rocking the just-got-out-of-bed look. But, as the video conference calls start rolling in and your boss suddenly wants a meeting, you'll feel much more motivated (and prepared) if you look the part – even if it is only from the waist up.
As long as you’ve got the camera angle spot on (make sure you practise this before logging on) – your boss and colleagues will never know you are still wearing yesterdays pjs and old slippers on your bottom half.
As well as looking professional, maintaining your routine of getting dressed can also instil a sense of normality into life. Getting up, showered and dressed can be one of the best ways to boost your mood and keep productivity levels up.
So if you want to trick your colleagues into thinking you’ve really made the effort for the day of work ahead, try one of these gorgeous tops and be the best dressed person on the call...
Best blouses to shop now
So if you're looking for the best blouses to shop right now so you can keep your top half business ready, keep scrolling for our top picks...
Satin blouse with knot detail, £25.99, Zara
VIEW NOW: Satin blouse with knot detail, £25.99, Zara (opens in new tab)
Polka dot long sleeve blouse, £25, M&S
VIEW NOW: Polka dot long sleeve blouse, £25, M&S (opens in new tab)
Denim top, £59, AND/OR at John Lewis & Partners
VIEW NOW: Denim top, £59, AND/OR at John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab)
Cotton ruffle blouse, £20, La Redoute
VIEW NOW: Cotton ruffle blouse, £20, La Redoute (opens in new tab)
Animal print tiered shirt, Was £29.99, Now £21, Topshop
VIEW NOW: Animal print tiered shirt, Was £29.99, Now £21, Topshop (opens in new tab)
Broderie long sleeve blouse, £52, La Redoute
VIEW NOW: Broderie long sleeve blouse, £52, La Redoute (opens in new tab)
Floral tie long sleeve blouse, £25, Per Una at M&S
VIEW NOW: Floral tie long sleeve blouse, £25, Per Una at M&S (opens in new tab)
Striped cotton tunic, £39.99, H&M
VIEW NOW: Striped cotton tunic, £39.99, H&M (opens in new tab)
Becky Joiner-O'Riordan is a Senior Fashion Stylist & Writer. With 10 years experience in the fashion industry, she currently works across woman&home, womanandhome.com, Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly, Chat, goodto.com, and has previously worked on Harper's Bazaar, Notion and Now Magazine.
After graduating from both the University of the Creative Arts and The Fashion Retail Academy with first-class honours she dipped her toes into the world of television styling working on This Old Thing, hosted by Dawn O’Porter and Channel 4’s live tv show series Gok Live: Stripping for Summer.
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