Working From Home? Our Video Call Style GuideJun 22 2020
Are you loving working from home in your comfy tracksuits and loungewear? Or do you miss planning and putting thought into your office attire? We’ve figured out the perfect balance of comfortable and professional with our WFH style guide for looking as great as always with minimal effort.
It’s all about looking professional from the waist up with video calls, meaning you can stay in your most comfortable bottoms off-screen!
For women, a nice, fuss-free blouse is the perfect piece to effortlessly elevate your look. We love pieces with detail around the collar, like our Ted Baker ‘Altania’ Top (47946). This blouse has a loose, comfortable fit but is beautifully feminine with frills around the neckline, chest and sleeves. Also from Ted Baker, the ‘Orwla’ Top (47942) features an elegant design around the neckline. From Vila, the ‘Visuwavey’ Bow Blouse (48737) is a chic and really simple way to look well presented. Loose fitting blouses you can just button up in the morning are great, we love our Emporio Armani Pink Drape Vest Top (48086), Tommy Jeans Heart Print Blouse (47343) and our BOSS ‘Civenti’ Logo Blouse (48489). These are all easy to wear alternatives to a t-shirt that will make you look and feel so much more put together – and these are all pieces you could dress up and re-wear when we all return to our offices!
For men, a polo shirt is the perfect smart-casual wear for an elevated at home outfit. Our top picks from our collection of polos include our Emporio Armani Stripe Polo (48122), the Fred Perry Twin Tipped Polo (49135), our colourful Pretty Green ‘Lifton’ Knitted Polo (48703) and our BOSS ‘Passerby’ Long Sleeve Polo (48537) . If you prefer something a little more professional for your video conferences, we also love our Fred Perry Tartan Long Sleeve Shirt (49132) and our Ted Baker ‘Namasty’ Shirt (49319), two pieces which are comfortable and easy to wear but also look smart and appropriate for your important video calls.
If your colleagues’ WFH dress code is more casual, you can still make a good impression with sophisticated knitwear or a designer logo tee.
For women, we’re loving simple knitwear for a cosy feel. Our PS Paul Smith Tri-Colour Jumper (48438) is crafted in a super soft blend of cotton and mohair, and the contemporary design is effortlessly elegant. Our Vila collection features so many pieces that are the perfect balance between sophisticated, comfortable and easy to wear. We will be wearing our ‘Visuril’ Knitted Tunic (48730) all year long! We also love our Vila ‘Viglippa’ Jumper (49118) for a cosy and chic look. You could go even more comfy-casual with our logo tees. The Tommy Jeans Stripe Tee Dress (48878) is soft, feminine and comfortable, and we love our Michael Kors Stud T-Shirt (49040) featuring a glamorous studded logo – the perfect elevated casual tee.
For men, we have a range of designer logo t-shirts in a variety of colours and styles, so you’re sure to find a piece you love. The Diesel ‘T-Diego-S13’ T Shirt (49080) features a monochrome graphic and a neon green logo across the chest, for a cool and contemporary look. For something brighter and perfect for Spring, we love our Lacoste Elf Pink Oversized Logo T Shirt (49197) and our Ted Baker ‘Nade’ Floral T Shirt (49324). For classic pieces you can wear whenever and wherever, our Fred Perry Global Branded T Shirt (49130), Paul and Shark Beige Small Logo T Shirt (47716), and Paul and Shark Tri-Colour Logo (47709) are effortlessly cool, worthwhile investments for your t-shirt rotation.
As for the bottom half, this may not be visible from your webcam, but it is amazing what changing out of your pyjama bottoms can do for your mood and motivation!
For women, a straight fit pair of jeans like our BOSS ‘J31 Dulwich’ Jeans (48491) aren’t as restrictive as super-skinny fits, and work well with a variety of outfits. For a more formal look – and an item that will easily fit into your normal office attire – we love our Vila ‘Visusa’ Suede Skirt (47360). We think they key to the perfect smart-casual trouser is a sophisticated style and shape, but with a loose-fit and soft material. And these three pieces fit the bill perfectly: our French Connection Red Ochre ‘Boh Whisper’ Culottes (47698), French Connection ‘Caterina’ Crepe Midi Skirt (45814) and our Michael Kors Dune Paperbag Waist Culottes (49043).
For men, a pair of chinos or jeans may very well be a welcome break from the sweat pants you’ve been living in for the past few weeks! You can never go wrong with a pair of Levi’s, and our ‘Coneflower Tint Light’ 501 Original Fit Jeans (45836) are a great addition to your denim collection. For something slightly more unconventional, our Vivienne Westwood ‘Harris’ Tapered Fit Jeans (47851) come in a unique washed finish and feature branding on the coin and back pockets. If chinos are more your style, our Lev’s ‘STD II’ Tapered Fit Chinos (48768) come in a smart olive shade, a versatile addition to your casualwear collection. If you prefer shorts, our PS Paul Smith Blue Chino Shorts (48452) elevate any warm weather look, and our Napapijri ‘Noto 3’ Shorts (49328) have a really cool vintage look and feel.
If keeping it comfy while you can is your goal over the next few weeks, now is the perfect time to invest in new sweatpants.
For women, our favourite pieces include our EA7 Logo Tape Detail Leggings (48687) and over Love Moschino Log Leg Sweat Pants (47414) for a cool casual look. Our Calvin Klein Grey Heather Jog Pants (35835) are an all-time favourite style, featuring the iconic branded elasticated waistband. We also love our low-key and laidback Versace Jeans Couture Black Icon Logo Sweat Pants (46823) which feature a stylish gold foil logo. For truly elevated loungewear, our standout pair from Versace Jeans Couture, the Baroque Mix Print Sweat Pants (46248) are fantastically fun and colourful. You’re sure to find something comfy in a style you love from our wide range of designer sweats.
For men, we have a variety of styles, designs and fits in our designer sweats collection. Our DSquared2 Branded Tab Sweat Pants (46574) are made in stretch cotton with a soft fleece lining for a super soft feel. For something a bit sportier, our BOSS Athleisure ‘Halboa’ Circle Sweat Pants (48561) are comfortable and stylish. A more stand out piece, our Versace Jeans Couture Baroque Logo Sweat Pants (46835). You can shop all of our mens designer sweats here.
Now is also the perfect time to invest in ultra comfy shoes for wearing in the house, whether it be a pair of ever-popular UGG slippers or Spring ready sandals, perfect for enjoying the sun in your garden.
We have a wide variety of ladies’ UGG boots and slippers available in a range of colours and styles. Keep it classic with our Chestnut Classic Short II Boots (28103), the iconic style which remains as popular as ever. The classic Scuffette Slipper gets a modern upgrade in our beautiful Beverly Pink (48100) shade. For something more traditional, you will love the Chestnut Ansley Slipper (25599) as much as we do! All with sheepskin lining to keep your feet warm and cosy. When the weather gets warmer, free your feet with our collection of sandals. Out FitFlop range is famously comfortable, and our new season collection brings a range of glamorous styles, including this glittery ‘Lulu’ pair (49287). Or, if you prefer something classic, you can never go wrong with a pair of Birkenstocks. With orthopaedic soles and coming in a variety of colours and styles, Birkenstock sandals are the perfect WFH shoe. We love our Light Rose Suede Arizona pair (49436).
We also have a range of comfortable and stylish footwear for men, perfect for staying at home. Our UGG ‘Ascot’ (25636) and UGG ‘Scuff’ (25639) have the super soft sheepskin lining but in more masculine colours and styles. If you love your trainers, adapt to a comfier version with our popular Mallet Sock Runner trainers (48600). When the weather gets warmer, opt for an open-toe with our range of flip flops, slides and sandals. Keep it classic with our Birkenstock Arizona sandals (49446), or go for something more contemporary with our PS Paul Smith White Zebra Sliders (48467). Our UGG Leather Flip Flops (49263) are a summer staple if you prefer to keep it simple.
Finally, our collection of accessories and stationary will definitely come in handy and improve your working from home set up!
Our variety of Ted Baker accessories will brighten your home office. Add a touch of colour to your outfit with our ‘Winnaa’ Scarf (47893) in a colourful leopard print. If you’re missing your daily Starbucks or Costa coffee, recreate the feeling (and do some good for the environment!) with our Ted Baker Pink Tumbler (39046). Upgrade your home office supplies with our faux leather Black Notebook with Pencil Case (47102), the Black Opal A5 Notebook and Sticky Notes (47107), and the Pink Opal Touch Screen Pen (47106) which is double sided with a ballpoint and a stylus pen – perfect for remote working.
For men, we also have a range of accessories to keep your quarantine life comfortable. Out Ted Baker Stainless Steel Bottle (49483) is suitable for hot and cold drinks, perfect for staying hydrated or getting your coffee fix. If you prefer a more traditional flask, our Ted Baker Flask (41677) comes in a playful jungle print and is also suitable for hot and cold drinks. Keep your work organised with our Ted Baker Folio Case (49477), which comes in a sophisticated debossed texture and includes a notebook inside. Hide your bed head with our Pyrenex Jack Logo Cap (49229) which will also keep you protected while working in the garden on sunnier days! And for extra comfort, we love our DSquared2 Icon Socks (49171), crafted in a soft and stretchy ribbed cotton.
While staying at home is a big change to adjust to, here at Hurley’s we hope our style guide can bring you comforts to help you stay happy and safe at home. As an independent, family business we deeply value and rely on your support during this difficult time.