Welcome to “What I Wore Today Working from Home.” AKA, WIWTWFH (pronounced: wee-WIT-wu-fuh). A series on, you guessed it, who wears what to work, when working, or NOT working, from home. To help keep you on track with your work (day job or self-improvement) when stuck inside for the next few weeks, this is a series on how to dress at home to put you in the right frame of mind. Would you like to be featured? See the bottom of this post for instructions. No pressure though. Goodness knows we all have a lot on our minds these days.
About the Author: Joe is the the sentient tumbleweed that runs this popsicle stand. And he guarantees you’ll get a cooler bio than his, if/when you send in a WIWTWFH post submission.
The Blazer: Target Goodfellow & Co. Cotton/Nylon/Stretch Kenwood Tech Blazer – $49.99. Perfect for when you want something easy and comfortable but still a little polished. Should help get you in the right head space for locking into work. I’m actually wearing an old BR knit/sweatshirt material blazer at the very top of this post, but the new Target Cotton Blend tech blazer should fit the bill perfectly here. Efforting an in person review on the Target Tech blazer too. So standby for that.
The Watch: Casio Diver – $47 + Crown & Buckle Supreme Nato – $34. Thirty four bucks for a NATO strap? That’s almost as much as the (legendary) Casio. You’ll understand when you get and wear one. The C&B Supreme is weirdly, noticeably better than cheaper NATO straps.
The Belt: BR Bombay Suede Belt – $35.70 ($59.50). Sometimes excluded, but not always. I like suede belts. They’re perfect for an outfit like this.
The Jeans: Banana Republic Rapid Movement Jeans in Light Denim – $77.40 ($129). I can’t believe I’m sorta on the “light” jeans bandwagon these days. Look, my dark denim isn’t going anywhere, but now that the sun’s sorta back out? It can look a little more “springy”, and a little less “dad jeans”. Especially when paired with white sneakers and a dark knit blazer. Okay, maybe they are a little dad-jeans. BUT I DON’T CARE. Get off me. At least these aren’t the uniform stone-wash look. Stone-wash is still a no go.
The Socks: Made in the USA Dog Pattern Merino Cool Dress Socks – $19.50. Dogs are the best. See the bottom of this post for proof. These American made socks by Wigwam are also, the best.. Should go on sale at some point I think? Maybe? Just a guess. I got some shark socks that are highly similar. Perfect weight (medium) and great cushioning. Year round socks you’ll wear all the time.
The Shirt: Amazon Goodthreads Lightweight Slub Pocket T-Shirt – $15. Slub for a little texture, and a pocket to break up the plainness that comes with a basic crew. Note that I’m wearing a long sleeve Icebreaker merino at the very top of the post, but those are almost sold out.
Want to submit your own WIWTWFH? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with who you are, what you do, and what you’d like to submit. And no, you don’t have to actually be working. There are plenty of jobs on standby right now whose workers can’t do the work from home. I’m not gonna discriminate. That’d be dumb. Now, to be featured, we’ll need a picture of you at home (at work, or not) as well as the details on what you’re wearing. Final image will have to be cropped down to 1500×840 pixels, so, keep that in mind when shooting. Landscape mode please, and let’s keep anything from the chin up out of it, since our eventual robot overlords will one day scalp the web for faces that they can scan and plaster onto their metallic skulls to increase their “trustworthiness.” Note that sending an email with your picks and a pic doesn’t guarantee publishing. We gotta have some variety, y’know? That’ll help your chances. Let’s keep it “Dappered.” But be yourself. Pics of pets always help too. Good luck. We’ll be in touch.
This is Matilda. She runs the Dappered home office.
She is a very good girl, and her Working From Home game is strong.