One of the biggest perks of working for myself means I can work from home. I’ve always been someone who focuses the best at home. In college, I never went to the library or did homework in the group areas, but instead slayed that homework from my couch, or kitchen table.
And I’m the same way now. I thrive working from home. Many of my freelancing peers have to fork out bank for membership fees to co-working spaces because they just can’t focus at home. But give me my cat, a La Croix and a comfy pair of loungewear pants and I can tackle that inbox like a QUEEN.
My mother started her own work-from-home graphic design business when I was little so she’s taught me a LOT of business lessons over the year. One of her biggest philosophy was that, even though she worked from home, she always got dressed for work.
And since working on Whimsy Soul full time, I’ve always tried to get dressed for work every day, too. I quickly realized that I hate wearing jeans at home and that I actually can focus better when I’m 100% comfortable.
So, I started sectioning off my comfy yet cute clothes, like jumpsuits, sweaters, comfy dresses and cozy pants like these pink ones from Old Navy. I put these items all into a different drawer and they are now my “work clothes.” In the mornings I’ll get changed from PJs into one of these outfits, and when it’s time to cuddle up on the couch with Robin in the night, I’ll put my PJs back on.
This really helps me mentally separate my “at home time” with my “work from home time”. Since it’s winter, I’m all about those soft sweaters and warm lounge pants. The inside of these pink pants feel like a CLOUD, ya’ll. I love them. This sweater is from Marine Layer a few seasons ago, similar here. And I got myself a whole bag of scrunchies on Amazon for $8 and match the one I use each day to my outfit.
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My Favorite Loungewear Pieces Right Now
Wear ’em while working from home or on weekend days when you don’t want to hang out in PJs all day but also don’t want to put on real pants! These aren’t all technically loungewear items, but I find they all are comfy yet chic pieces of clothing that you can only wear as loungewear if you want!