While I usually post outfit ideas in my “plus size on a budget series,” this time I created a mini-capsule of work-from-home outfits. Nine looks. All appropriate for Zoom meetings. Leggings and slippers for in the house and jeans with booties for errands and such.
Plus Size on a Budget – Work-from-Home Outfits
But First, A Giveaway
But before we get into the clothes, I have a fun announcement! In honor of my 5th blogiversary, I’m hosting a giveaway!
Two lucky winners will get:
- A one-hour styling session with me via Google Meet.
- You’ll fill out a form ahead of time with some basic information and questions you’d like to ask.
- Then we’ll schedule a time we can meet online.
- You’ll have one hour of personal style coaching during which we can go through your wardrobe, solve specific outfit styling issues, discuss specific garments that will work well for your body type and personal style, and/or shop online together.
- The session must be scheduled and completed by 10/30/20.
- A $250 gift certificate to Nordstrom to do some online shopping with me!
Enter to Win
- Step 1: Subscribe to receive my posts by email.
- Step 2: Then comment on this post. Be sure to use the same email address as the one you subscribed with.
- That’s it!
Bonus entry: Fill out my Fifth Year Questionnaire. Again, be sure to use the same email address as the one you subscribed with.
You must enter to win by September 7th at 11:59 pm EST.
Ok, now back to the clothes!
Plus Size on a Budget – My “Disclaimer”
I want to prevent some anticipated feedback. So please keep these things in mind:
- “Budget” is relative. Some people easily spend $300 on sunglasses, while other people allocate $300 for their annual clothing budget.
- You may be able to find these items elsewhere for less. These are just some “budget-friendly” finds I have come across. And I typically don’t link to clearance items because they sell out and then people are disappointed. Also, I have no way of linking to thrift stores, but obviously, if you want to check out your local thrift stores, I think that is a great idea!
- Recycle & reuse. As with all of my posts, I hope that you can use the pieces you already have in your wardrobe. Additionally, I assume that you can reuse all of the pieces below in other combinations with things in your closet to create a variety of looks. Meaning, I think it is unfair to judge the expense of one outfit as though that is the only way to wear the pieces.
Business casual on top & comfy on bottom
A t-shirt or knit top might not seem Zoom appropriate for everyone who is working from home.
But as you can see, when topped with a floral scarf and some nice earrings, the look is really leveled up. Even if you have fuzzy slippers and leggings on the bottom.
As usual, I added some more WFH essentials, including blue light blocking glasses and a good smelling candle. On a budget!
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
I have these blue light blocking glasses, which I am currently wearing. So cute!
If you haven’t heard of this latest “trend,” these types of glasses block the blue light that comes from screens. They are supposed to help prevent eye-strain, headaches, and other ill-effects of staring at screens all day.
Blue light can also affect your circadian rhythm. If you are using screens (tv, computer, phone, etc) at night, theoretically, the blue light, which signals it’s daytime to your brain, can cause delayed sleep and insomnia. That is my main reason for trying blue light blocking glasses.
I work late at night and have always struggled with my circadian rhythm. I will try anything that might help.
So far, I think they do reduce my eye-strain and I have noticed fewer issues falling asleep. I can’t say it is definitively the glasses, but they can’t hurt.
Look 1 – Version 1 – Working-from-Home
Then get ready for running errands by swapping the leggings for jeans and the slippers for ankle booties. Add an olive green crossbody camera bag. So trendy!
Look 1 – Version 2 – Errands
Then I saw this adorable knit dress, so I had to include an additional look with it.
Look 1 – Version 3 – A Dress
Look 2 – Version 1 – Working-from-Home
Look 2 – Version 2 – Errands
Look 3 – Version 1 – Working-from-Home
Look 3 – Version 2 – Errands
Look 4 – Version 1 – Working-from-Home
Look 4 – Version 2 – Errands
Plus Size on a Budget – Work-from-Home Outfits & Mini-Capsule
You can see the whole mini-capsule here:
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