My Go-To Outfit for Work & Play

cozy oversized sweater tunic

As a stereotypical Millennial, when I graduated college I wanted to work at a job I loved, that had flexibility, and great “perks.” I dreamed of being able to work remotely a few days a week, have a flexible start and end time, and be able to travel without it being a huge issue. 

Once I started at my 9-5 after a short stint at Anthropologie post-college graduation, I was relieved to have a job that fit most of the “wants” I was looking for – a young(er) team, unlimited PTO days, and some perks (helllooo iced coffee and beer on tap!). One perk that I loved was being able to work from home. The catch? It could only one day per month, and couldn’t be on a Monday or Friday. 

I don’t think I have to tell you this, but I loved that one WFH day each month. I had a slow morning, I’d always treat myself to a breakfast sandwich and coffee from the local coffee shop, and I was in a more relaxed atmosphere. I always wished we had more WFH flexibility or worked at a company that was fully remote. (Trust me, I’m laughing as I write this!)

Fast forward to mid-March of this year when I found out we’d be working from home for at least two weeks, potentially more. Working remotely full-time was quite the adjustment and has been a roller coaster ride, even all of these months (9!!!) later. 

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At first I was getting up and getting ready for the day like I was still going into the office. Then came the period of me not showering for days on end (I know, I know) because “no one was seeing me.” Then I started getting into a groove and getting ready for the day (sans hair and makeup but at least getting dressed), even if it was just in loungewear. And now that I’m no longer at my 9-5, I’m showering and getting dressed on a regular basis. It’s crazy how “normal” clothes can help you feel so productive! 

Once I actually started getting dressed for the day (think jeans and a t-shirt – very casual!), it was less of a production to get ready to run errands or grab coffee quick with a friend. And now that it’s getting colder out, I’m all about the chunky sweaters! 

I don’t know about you, but I definitely have chunky, oversized sweaters that I only wear with jeans, and ones I only wear lounging around. It’s hard to find one that’s casual but dressy enough to wear both ways, but this one from Free People checks off all the boxes.

Now that I have discovered that it looks great with both jeans and leggings, I’ve been wearing it nonstop. Like, four days in a row nonstop. 

When I first ordered it, I was in between whether to get my regular size or to size down, but opted for my regular size (medium). Once I got it in the mail, I was on the fence of exchanging it since it is so much sweater, but I’m glad I didn’t! If you’re not sure what size to get, I would definitely go with your regular size and go from there. It also comes in a few different colors – I need the black!! 

While you’ll find me wearing this sweater non-stop this winter, I do have to say that if you’re going to order it, it is very hard to fit under a coat if you’re planning to wear it out and about on a frigid day!  


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Free People Easy Street Tunic / Madewell 10″ High-Rise Jeans / Sam Edelman Loraine Loafers / Madewell Transport Tote / BaubleBar Mini Petra Rope Chain Bracelet / Daniel Wellington Mesh Strap Watch / Ray-Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses

Photography By Caroline The Photographer

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12 Comments

  1. 12.2.20
    Emily Wilkinson said:

    This is my kind of outfit! I feel like I’m always wearing a similar outfit to this most days!

  2. 12.2.20
    Rach said:

    I’m with ya and WFH is not as great all the time. My old job was pretty forward thinking and I ended up working much hours than I did when I was in the office haha. But girl, love this sweater and it looks like it is bump friendly too!!

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  3. 12.2.20
    Kim said:

    My office is very relaxed and this is the type of outfit I can wear to work! Love this sweater!

    xoxo,
    Kim

  4. 12.2.20
    rebecca said:

    i know that work outfits have changed a lot this year and this look is pretty much great for EVERYTHING! I love this sweater and you are rocking the jeans.

  5. 12.2.20
    Stephanie said:

    This is definitely the kind of outfit I wear on a daily basis as well. Cozy, classic, and still so chic! I love the sweater with all my heart and you accessorized so perfectly as well.

  6. 12.3.20

    Such a cute go to outfit! That sweater looks so cozy!

  7. 12.3.20

    I nice compromise for a WFH look. Comfy but put together! xoxo, Sarah

  8. 12.3.20

    This is literally the most practical outfit for day to day. I’m exactly the same and love sweaters (or just a cute top) with jeans! And you’re so right. Being millennials, we definitely wanted a job that we enjoy and love!

  9. 12.3.20
    Amanda said:

    This sweater looks so comfy but still chic enough for a Zoom meeting. I agree, getting showered and dress each work from home day makes all the difference!

  10. 12.6.20
    Demi said:

    Wow! Your Loraine Loafers look so cute!! I might get myself a pair!

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  11. 12.7.20
    Anna English said:

    I’ve got this sweater in black and I’ve worn it so much!

  12. 12.8.20
    GRETA said:

    Such a classic outfit for any event or occasion! Lookin good girl.