Keep One of These Jackets on Hand So You Can Get Out the Door Fast
The beauty of working at home is that you can wear what you like. But that beauty can turn ugly when you you jump out of bed, throw on some comfy clothes, and get to work only to realize — three hours later — that you are due at a meeting. You are still, basically, in your pajamas. There is no time for a fashion crisis. You have to throw on a jacket and fly.
Here are three affordable jackets that can turn that lounge wear into a meeting-ready ensemble. Hang one in your closet and be ready. It will happen. (That’s why stocking up on work-at-home wear that is not flannel pajamas with Rick and Morty on them is a good idea.)
You could throw this Daily Ritual Women’s Military Cargo jacket on over a pair of leggings and be ready for most casual meetings. It won’t keep you warm. But sometimes the last thing you want from a jacket is warmth. You just want to cover up your tank top, have a few pockets, and make your jeans more presentable.
Throw this knit blazer ($48.96) on on top of a tee and leggings and you will be instantly ready for any kind of meeting. Even if your jeans are frayed and your top is nothing more than a camisole. You can be ready a few minutes after your calendar reminder goes off.
This short trench from Target (on sale for $38.49) will cover a lot of wardrobe horrors, long enough to get you through a meeting anyway. It’s long enough to cover the butt of your Yoga pants. It’s plenty dressy if you are wearing ratty jeans. And it has pockets. The windowpane plaid is super elegant.