What to Wear Working at Home
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Pajamas, Sweats, and Leisure Wear Perfect for Working at Home

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What to Wear Working at Home
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Dress for Success (and Comfort)

Are you one of the millions of Americans who have found themselves forced to work at home because of the coronavirus outbreak? Working remotely does have its challenges, especially if the rest of your family’s cooped up too. But one (very big) upside is that you can wear whatever you want to work — and none of your coworkers or supervisors will be the wiser (as long as you're not on a video conference call, of course). From pajama pants with fun prints to that old standby, the zip-up hoodie, here's some comfortable work-at-home wear for men and women.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

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Women's Print Flannel Pajama Pants
Land's End

Women's Print Flannel Pajama Pants

$46 from Lands' End
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Keep cozy as temperatures fall with these flannel pajama pants that come in a variety of prints. They have an elastic waistband for comfort and can be monogrammed (a nice personal touch) for an additional fee.

Amazon Essentials Men's Full-Zip Hooded Fleece Sweatshirt
Amazon

Amazon Essentials Men's Full-Zip Hooded Fleece Sweatshirt

$8-$21 from Amazon
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These cotton-poly hoodies are available in more than two dozen colors, but we suspect the relatively low price is what makes them popular. Whatever the reason, these Amazon-branded men’s hoodies sell out quickly, so if you don’t see the color or style you like, keep trying.

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Canopy Wrap in Nirvana
Athleta

Canopy Wrap in Nirvana

$89 from Athleta
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Surround yourself in this super-soft wrap. It’s got two generous pockets, a ribbed neckline, and extra-long sleeves with thumb holes in the cuffs, making it ideal for when the home office gets a little chilly. This wrap is available in three neutral colors. 

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Vintage Soft Classic Zip Hoodie
Gap

Vintage Soft Classic Zip Hoodie

$60 from Gap
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Depending on the industry you work in, you may already own a hoodie or two (or several). There’s a reason why zipper hoodies are mandatory office casual wear: They’re comfy! This Gap hoodie comes in a choice of seven colors and is available in regular, tall, and petite sizes, meaning you’re bound to find the perfect fit.

JoyLab Women's Cozy Curved Hem Sweatshirt
Target

JoyLab Women's Cozy Curved Hem Sweatshirt

$25 from Target
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This long-sleeved athletic sweatshirt can do double duty as work-at-home wear during office hours and workout gear afterward (because you still need to stay fit, even at home). Pair it with leggings or shorts, and you’re set for casual comfort all day long. Available in five colors.

Men’s Legend Wash Jersey Sleep Pants
Eddie Bauer

Men's Legend Wash Jersey Sleep Pants

$24 from Eddie Bauer
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Work from home long enough and eventually you’ll need to take a break and get outside. These sleep pants come in three colors, have an elasticized drawstring waistband for comfort, and feature three pockets (two side, one rear) for stuff like your keys, wallet, and phone. 

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iChunhua Women's Wide Leg Lounge Pants
Amazon

iChunhua Women's Wide-Leg Lounge Pants

$16 from Amazon
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These cotton-polyester lounge pants are available in an eye-popping three dozen colors and patterns. Maybe that’s the reason why they’re so popular with the thousands of buyers on Amazon who give them positive marks for comfort (“soft and stretchy” seems to be the consensus opinion).

Hanes Men's Long Sleeve Beefy Henley Shirt
Amazon

Hanes Men's Long-Sleeve Beefy Henley Shirt

$10-$23 from Amazon
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Henleys make great base layers for working outdoors, and thousands of Amazon buyers give Hanes the thumbs-up for their comfortable cotton fabric. Available in 12 colors.

Sage Tie-Dye Sweatshirt
TJ Maxx

Sage Tie-Dye Sweatshirt

$17 from TJ Maxx
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This tie-dye sweatshirt will make the workday feel a little groovier. Roll out of bed and pull it over whatever you happen to have on, or wear it with leggings or sweatpants and go for a walk in the neighborhood. Available in small, medium, and large.

Lissome Women's French Terry 2-Piece Pajama Set
Walmart

Lissome Women's French Terry 2-Piece Pajama Set

$20 from Walmart
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Ease into your work day with a warm long sleeve top and jogger set. These comfy pajamas are available in four colors. The jogging pants have a pull-on waistband and two inseam pockets.

Banjamath Women's Smocked-Waist Harem Pants
Amazon

Banjamath Women's Smocked-Waist Harem Pants

$16-$18 from Amazon
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These flowery, flowy yoga pants are lightweight, loose-fitting, and cute enough that you’ll want to be seen in them. Made of hand-washable rayon, these hippie pants come in nearly two dozen different colors and styles, in sizes from small to 2XL.

Polo Cotton Robe
Macy's

Polo Cotton Kimono Velour Robe

$90 from Macy’s
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Let’s face it, guys. Sometimes, you just want to slack off when you’re working from home. Seriously slack. Do yourselves (and your families) a favor and buy yourself a decent robe to throw over those duds you’ve been sleeping in all week. This cotton robe, available in three colors, is plush and warm for fall and winter.

Cozychic Ultra Lite Hooded Pullover
Chico's

Cozychic Ultra Lite Hooded Pullover

$118 from Chico's
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Leisure wear can be comfy and chic, as this Chico's fleece pullover hoodie proves. The cuddly soft fabric and relaxed fit will keep you comfy as you work at home, and the dusty rose hue looks great with jeans for whenever the office reopens.

Women’s Marled Sweater Fleece Zip-Front Vest
Orvis

Orvis Women’s Marled Sweater Fleece Zip-Front Vest

$79 from Orvis
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It's hard to beat a warm vest for those in-between weather days, even if your hunkered down at home. The marled sweater knit gives this one some extra polish. Princess seams keep it from being too boxy, and zippered pockets are practical for stashing small items.

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All in Motion Men's Long Sleeve Performance T-Shirt
Target

All in Motion Men's Long-Sleeve Performance T-Shirt

Price: $16 from Target
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For those days when a short-sleeve T-shirt is just a little too casual or you want a base layer to ward off the chill of the basement office, there’s this Target athletic shirt. It comes in 10 different colors, with sizes from small to 3XL, and most owners say it’s comfortable, breathable, and a good choice for work or play.

Women's Starfish Knit Leggings
Lands' End

Women's Starfish Knit Leggings

$50 from Lands' End
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Leggings are great for casual Fridays at work or any day you’re telecommuting from home because they look great with so much in your wardrobe. These Land’s End leggings come in two eye-catching patterns and are available in regular, petite, and tall sizes.

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Ultra Stretch Active Pants for Men
Uniqlo

Ultra Stretch Active Pants for Men

$30 from Uniqlo
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Whether you pair ’em with the shirt you slept in or your favorite button-down, these slim-fit stretchy sweats are another option for all-day telecommuting comfort. One of the front pockets has a zipper, too, to keep small items like keys secure in case you decide to ditch the home office for the coffee shop or the park. Available in five colors.

Maternity Jersey Pajama Capri Pants
Old Navy

Maternity Jersey Pajama Capri Pants

$30 from Old Navy
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When you’re expecting a baby, comfort is key all the time, not just at work. With a choice of five colors and patterns, these capris can be paired with a blouse for that last-minute video conference call as well as your favorite baggy T-shirt or sweatshirt for when the meeting’s over.

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PajamaGram Women's Long Nightgown
Amazon
Orvis Men's Trout Bum Quilted Snap Sweatshirt
Orvis

Orvis Men's Trout Bum Quilted Snap Sweatshirt

$98 from Orvis
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This uber-popular sweatshirt might feel like wearing your favorite blanket, but it sure looks a lot more stylish, even if you're working at home. Made from two jersey layers filled with additional polyester insulation, it’s plenty cozy, and contrasting trim adds interest.

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Men's Cotton Lobster-Print Pajama Shorts
Macy’s
Craftsman Men's Pocket T-Shirt
Sears

Craftsman Men's Pocket T-Shirt

$10 from Sears
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Remember how cool the pocket T-shirt was back in the ’90s? Well, Sears never forgot how handy having a front pocket can be when you need to stash a pencil or pen while you work. These 100% cotton shirts are available in 10 colors.

Drawstring Jersey Shorts
Gap

Drawstring Jersey Shorts

$30 from Gap
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It doesn’t get much more basic than these jersey-knit drawstring shorts with a 9.5-inch inseam. Sleep, work, lounge around … these shorts will do it all.