Warm up this winter with these work-at-home fashion ideas for under $30.00!
Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose, but dressing warmly for winter while working from home shouldn’t also nip at your wallet or sense of style. Whether you want to update your personal wardrobe, or you’re looking for a present for the telecommuter on your gift list, these six frugal and fashionable winter trends will keep you and yours cozy and career-ready!
Price: Sale price, $29; regularly, $39.86
Where to Get It: Wal-Mart
Why We Love It: Telecommuters are notorious for never leaving home, but when we do we like to be warm! However, finding a stylish and on-budget coat can be tricky. Coming in at under $30 and in seven rich colors, George’s Belted Toggle Coat is as fiscally-friendly as it is attractive. This winter fashion find will earn you tons of coatpliments!
Price: Sale price, $20.86; regularly, $29.80
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
Where to Get It: Forever 21
Why We Love It: Trade your plain Jane sweats in for a fashionable sweatshirt you could wear while working. Made from 100% cotton, this sweatshirt will keep you comfortable while the beaded additions to the shoulders and arms make it dressy enough for a meeting with clients.
Sizes: XS-XXL (Regular, Tall, Petite)
Where to Get It: Old Navy
Why We Love It: Three words: layering, layering, layering. A classic tee, like this one from Old Navy, is an essential addition to your closet. It’s warm enough for a base layer, but stylish enough to be the star of your outfit. Before starting the day, change out of your slouchy (but coveted) nightshirt for this tag-free cotton blend shirt. You will feel just as relaxed, but endlessly more professional.
Where to Get It: American Apparel
Why We Love It: A cousin to yoga pants – the ultimate work-at-home wardrobe staple – leggings are another layering must. When you’re home alone working or hanging out with the kids, what could be more comfortable than throwing on a pair of leggings and a favorite oversized sweater? If it’s time to go out, swap the sweater for a shirtdress and a pair of knee-high boots and you’ll be on-trend this winter, from head to toe. And in 37 color choices, these leggings from American Apparel can fit your every mood!
Size: 27 1/2 x 78 3/4 in.
Where to Get It: H&M
Why We Love It: Plaid is one of the hottest trends for winter. Incorporate high fashion style into your work-at-home wardrobe with this invitingly inexpensive option. H&M’s Checked Scarf can be dressed up for an onsite meeting when paired with a sleek black or winter white tuxedo jacket (another seasonal must-have), or dressed down with jeans and a casual knit top when running errands.
Price: Sale price, $4.00; regularly, $10.00
Size: One size fits most
Where to Get It: Sears
Why We Love It: Joe Boxer’s Women’s Plush Slipper Socks will keep your feet snug and toasty while you telecommute. This festive footwear is the perfect way to add a little whimsy to your work-at-home attire. The penguin design will ensure you stay as jolly as Santa throughout your workday, while the non-skid embellishments on the bottom of the socks will prevent you from slipping when you stretch your legs during a phone meeting.
We want to hear from you! Telecommuters, which one of these fashion ideas will you warm up to this winter?
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