How to: Wear sweats to work
Sometimes it’s all I can do to drag myself out of bed, let alone get into corporate power-bitch mode. I’ve been a proponent of the “dressy sweats” trend for a while, and even though I usually work from home now, this trick still comes in handy when I have to look halfway decent but don’t feel like getting dressed up.
Victoria’s Secret camisole and pants
I bought these cotton & cashmere blend sweat pants from Victoria’s Secret last year, and they’ve been my go-to lounge around the house gear ever since.
American Apparel cardigan, earrings from Morrison & Me, vintage ring
Note that I’m still comfy! The cardigan is stretchy cotton, and I keep the accessories light and easy.
Thrifted blazer, Charles David heels, Buxton folio
Other than the blazer (which provides warmth) and the shoes (I’ll be sitting all day, so it doesn’t really matter), I’m basically wearing the same thing I’d wear to sit on the couch. If you think you can get away with wearing sweats to work, try it! But don’t fall asleep at your desk…
Leah WellsFebruary 7, 2011 at 8:44 am
Thank you Thank you Thank you for this post! Its not so much that I dont feel like getting out of bed… its the mere fact that I want to make it to my group fitness classes on time. Sometimes Im battling to get out of the office to change for my workout. Only to be winded & frazzled before I even start my workout. You’ve inspired me!
tamiaFebruary 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm
I always forget most people wear sweats to work out in. That didn’t even occur to me!
PrissyFebruary 7, 2011 at 9:00 am
I like the way you put this together…They really dont look like “sweat pants” anymore. I tend to get away with alot of non-professional items for work, but I dont think sweats will fly!!! LOL
tamiaFebruary 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm
You never know! These are knit, so I just figured if anyone says something I’ll tell ’em they’re sweaterpants!
ChristineFebruary 7, 2011 at 11:50 am
Hilarious! Looks Great, too
KandeezieFebruary 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm
YES! Beyond amazing. How you came up with this, I don’t even know. But it’s brilliant!
tamiaFebruary 8, 2011 at 8:45 pm
It came to me via pure, unadulterated laziness.
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J'adore...February 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm
Love this post. I’ll be starting a job at an medical insurance company and this is the perfect way to inject some fashion into a dowdy workplace.
MegsFebruary 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm
dianaFebruary 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm
Genius!!! love it 😀
Closet FashionistaFebruary 7, 2011 at 5:50 pm
Oh wow, that looks awesome! 😀
KatieFebruary 8, 2011 at 12:31 am
They look great on you 🙂
Fajr | Stylish ThoughtFebruary 8, 2011 at 10:52 am
You make sweatpants look so chic and polished! And who’s gonna check you boo for being comfy and stylish!
Are you coming to Evolving Influence this year?
tamiaFebruary 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm
Nope, can’t make it this go ’round. Plus, NYC in September is fine, but in February? Naaahhhh!
LiaFebruary 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm
You are amazing!!! I need to pick up a pair of black sweats like that now…If anybody in my office would attempt to wear sweats it’s me! I’m notorious for wearing football jerseys to work, wearing them with a suit, of course!
tamiaFebruary 22, 2011 at 9:17 am
I love that idea, Lia! The few times I’ve worn a suit, it’s almost always with a t-shirt.
VeraFebruary 17, 2011 at 1:33 pm
This is gorgeous!
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simoneSeptember 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm
Love everything about this outfit!! And love your blog! Im a fellow blogger and just moved to Cincy from SoCal…yes, it’s an adjustment! lol. Perusing your blog for great places to shop and things to do! Thanks for being great! xo
tamiaOctober 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm
Well, welcome! Your site looks amazing, by the way.
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