What to wear to work from home
By now, most of us have got the hang of working from home — all the home office, IT infrastructure, Zoom call technology: tick, tick, tick. But what about your WFH wardrobe? Have you found the elusive balance between suits and pyjamas for your work-from-home outfits? At Galvan, we are more knowledgable than most when it comes to “elevated loungewear” which we find strikes the perfect balance between comfort and workwear. Of course, your regular wardrobe may vary hugely depending on what you do: whilst creatives and freelance parents may have their casual outfits down to a tee, stylists and fashion PRs might accessorise more than ever for video meetings and city bosses and lawyers still need a more formal wardrobe. But now working from home is here to stay for many, you have to find the perfect outfit that can take you from video calls to evening cocktails, and everything in between. So here is our edit of lounge suiting, Zoom-worthy tops, chic knits and roomy separates that will make you feel as great on screen as in person.
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White wrap top
First up is our Corolle top. Like wearing air, it is crafted from featherweight micro-pleated satin in creamy white. As versatile as it is elegant, it features a wrap around style with a long sash that cinches the waist. The flared sleeves and V neckline with look timeless on screen, and infinitely chic for evening catch-ups with friends. Pair with jeans or a silk skirt for an effortless style.
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Our Lido co-ord is the epitome of the lounge suit. Whatever your career, be it stylist or analyst, this stylish suit in lightweight satin is the pop of colour that we all need this Spring and Summer. The Granny Smith apple colour way evokes a nostalgic ‘70s feel while being fresh and youthful. Button it up for company meetings, or tie it at the waist with a scarf knot and open neckline for carefree lounging and 6 pm cocktails.
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Our delicious Piazza mango trousers are as fun as they are comfortable. Pair them with the matching shirt for a punchy Zoom looks that stands out on screen, or simply with a white tee for a stroll around the neighbourhood. The sunny Vichy print is sure to brighten your day.
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We love this Piazza co-ord in black lightweight crinkled jersey. A wardrobe essential, it hints at cool tailoring whilst its stretchy fabric makes it equally suited to wear on the sofa. Simple in appearance, the asymmetric ruffled sleeve and golden piping adorn this classic with a twist.
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Bright blue suit
or many, a working from home outfit is not complete without a blazer, to pull you together and make you feel ready to take on the day. Some of us will even add stilettos to accessorise their suiting, even at their home office. If you are one of these people, then meet your match: our single-breasted blazer in bold cobalt means business and the block colour will give your extra style points on screen.
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Green satin suit
IIf green is more your style, then meet our Julianne Suit in liquid satin. A powerfully feminine uniform, the Julianne suit spells impeccable tailoring and meticulous taste. This open front blazer features effortless wide sleeves, a cocooning length and sharp lapels - the definition of modern suiting.
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Peach skirt set
Our favourite new twin set is this Felicity skirt & blouse co-ord in sweet apricot. The super soft micro-pleated satin texture is sumptuous, tactile and eminently covetable, while the cut is flattering, with billowing sleeves and skirt pleats. Providing a feminine yet comfortable silhouette, this set was made for working from home as much as home-entertaining, but will also work for future garden parties.
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Abstract print separates
This breezy skirt co-ord also comes in our maximalist Euphoria print. Blending cobalt, apricot, plum, blush and neon mandarin shades in painterly brushstrokes, it makes the perfect Zoom backdrop as well as a fun partner for al fresco cocktails.
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Bright knit dress
Loungewear has never been so chic. Slinky and silky, the semi-shine Rhea dress can be worn as an easygoing dress or as a long cardigan. The elegant ribbed knit is elongating and slimming without ever feeling tight, making this style perfect for relaxing at home or life on-the-go.
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Cashmere lounge cardigan
Cosy and luxurious, this Italian cashmere blend cardigan is the epitome of throwaway chic. More substantial than a sweater, more effortless than a jacket, the style’s generous proportions create an elongated silhouette. At the centre is a sculptural button made from natural pearls, the perfect embellishment that also allows the cardigan to be worn buttoned or open. A knit that goes with literally everything, from floor length slip dresses to your favourite jeans. Just throw over any working-from-home outfit for the instant cosy-luxe factor.
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Alizé manages communications and content at Galvan. Over the past 12 years, she has worked in the fashion, jewellery and arts worlds, following a stint as a writer for Le Monde. Born in France, she lives in London with her British husband and two toddler daughters. As well as a growing collection of slip dresses, Alizé collects embellished knitwear, vintage textiles and international magazines. Her other interests include Marc Chagall, Gustave Flaubert and periwinkle hydrangeas.