We are approaching the one year anniversary of “work from home for two weeks to flatten the curve.” Did we ever think we would be in the exact same situation a year from then? Probably not. But here we are!
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Just to be clear, I am not complaining. While having an entire year that has felt more like a waiting room than real life, I have actually enjoyed many aspects of being able to put a pause on everything. I have also particularly enjoyed working from home. Speaking of, I got to learn a lot about myself through my work from home outfits. I quickly figured out that sweatpants and oversized tees weren’t going to cut it long term. My self esteem and confidence quickly plummeted as I no longer had an excuse to put together an outfit. But one day, I got the brilliant idea to throw on a maxi slip dress instead of sweatpants and it totally changed my idea of quarantine style. Not only did I feel so beautiful and radiant all day in this at home dress, but I felt like I had a sense of purpose.
And that totally makes sense because studies show that you can boost confidence by dressing up. So instead of spending my time—and money—shopping for work from home outfits OR comfortable plus size loungewear, I am shopping for clothes that can be both. And yes, comfortable work from home outfits that are formal enough for work exist!
I recently came across WAYF, a brand made up of staple pieces with a sophisticated and chic style. The brand is sold at Nordstrom, and they also have a wide variety of plus size clothing. I decided to order Gillian Ribbed Tank Dress, Luisa Padded Shoulder Midi Dress, Aliso Top, and Hayden Sleeveless Jumpsuit. One thing that is really unique about this brand is that they love to use shoulder pads. While I am not the biggest fan of shoulder pads, I have to admit that the dresses and top gave me a bolder look that made me feel more put together. All of the outfits were extremely comfortable, and I would say they were true to size (check out my sizing info below for more information). The thing I loved most about the Wayf clothing I ordered is that I could wear all of these pieces as workwear and loungewear. The clothes were very stretchy and comfortable. If you want to elevate your work from home wardrobe or plus size work outfits, in general, I highly recommend checking out WAYF for pieces that are versatile and comfortable! Oh, and P.S., the orange pants I am wearing are from the Eloquii x Refinery 29 collaboration.
SIZING INFO: I ordered a 2X, which is an 18W at WAYF. This is my usual size and I would say that everything fit me pretty well. Some of these garments are looser in nature so I could have sized down for a tighter fit. But I do believe everything runs true to size!
WAYF sent me these clothes to review. All opinions are 100% my own!