Scarves & More Work-From-Home Wardrobe Essentials

woman in cardigan, tee shirt and tied yellow scarf

Look your best for that company conference call, online parent-teacher chat or your virtual book club meeting with scarves and other smart accessories for our “new normal” lifestyle.

These days, comfy is the new chic but there are still times we need to look — and feel — a bit more professional. Whether you’re wearing denim, dress pants or (honestly?) pajama bottoms, we’ve got tips and tricks for looking great online. Here’s the 4-1-1 on a great work-from-home wardrobe.

Keep Color and Contrast in Mind

Since you’ll likely be appearing in a small computer screen window, it’s time to be a bit bolder. Look for eye-catching prints and hues, interesting design details, and complementary accessories. Consider patterned blouses, high-neck or tie-collar accents, a brightly-colored top, or a crisp white shirt beneath a print cardigan or jacket.

Give yourself a boost by getting creative and flaunting your favorite styles in jewelry and hair accessory choices. Give yourself permission to have some fun with your work-from-home wardrobe.

Scarf Tips & Types

In a pinch, throw a scarf over it. Scarves are a fun, affordable way to stretch you wardrobe so that every basic piece can be accented in multiple ways. Here’s a primer on styling and pairing scarves.

A Basic or Traditional (Rectangular) Scarf is great with any type of sweater or jacket. Loop it around your neck (making one loose tie, if desired) and adjust until both ends hang evenly in front.

A Blanket or Shawl (Large Square) Scarf can layer over anything from a sweater dress to a sweatsuit, adding texture and color.

A Silk (Classic) Scarf is light, elegant and often more modestly sized. Wear in a knot or bow at the neckline, tuck inside a classic button-up, or tie one in your hair for a retro-chic accent.

An Infinity (Loop) Scarf is an artful loop that you can twist once or twice over your head, but don’t need to tie. Try one with a turtleneck or basic tee.

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