A recent LinkedIn poll found that 42% of people working from home now have a “Zoom shirt,” a nicer shirt on the back of their work chair that can be thrown over loungewear when it’s time for a meeting. What if you didn’t have to sacrifice comfort for style, though?
With new innovations in athleisure, t-shirts and sweats no longer need to be the de facto outfit for working from home. A range of activewear options now exist that look stylish enough for a meeting but feel as comfortable as a pair of pajamas. No more need to rush to throw on that Zoom shirt to look presentable! Below, find Image Intelligence’s favorite chic and comfortable activewear pieces.
LIJA Pacer Top $90
We love the mesh panels on the arms of this tennis top. Not only are they useful for keeping workouts cool, but they also add a hint of sultriness. This looks equally good with a white tennis skirt for the courts or a pleated midi skirt for the office.
LIJA Weekend Top $95
A sweet, unexpected petal pink color adds flair to a basic 3/4-zip top. We wear this on days when we plan on going from a meeting to a run. No need to break an extra sweat picking out another outfit.
Spiritual Gangster Blake Mock Neck Sweatshirt $138
Tie-dye was all the rage this summer, and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere this fall. Frankly, we don’t mind. We love wearing uplifting swirls of color, especially when they’re on a sweatshirt as flattering as this one. This has been our go-to for pairing with high-waisted jeans, leggings, and pencil skirts.
Ulla Johnson Jessa Pullover $195
Ulla Johnson makes some of the coziest fleece tops around, and their Jessa pullover is no exception. It’s the epitome of stylish activewear, in practical heathered fleece but with puff sleeves and sculpted seam details. If you want to show off a pair of statement earrings, the sleeves will draw the eye up towards your face.
Nike Sportswear Icon Clash $50
No one sees what you’re wearing on your bottom half in Zoom, but we still like to stay out of sweatpants to trick our brains into being more focused. This skirt is polished enough (take a look at that color-blocking) to differentiate itself from pajamas, yet suitably comfortable for sitting at our desks in.
Sofibella 14” Skort – Medallion $68
Sofibella’s Ultra-Poly fabric has a delightful, breathable feel. The medallion print provides a burst of color to brighten our days, while the stretchy fabric molds comfortably to our curves for a grand slam of a skirt.
Free People Blissed Out Wide-Leg Pants $78
The vertical ribbed texture on these pants elongates our legs, the ruffled waistband adds a romantic flair, and the deep pockets are just plain old useful. If you want to wear these all the time, you can pick a pair for each day of the week––they come in 11 colors!
Carbon38 Drawstring Wide Leg Pant $104
In our opinion, you can never go long with a wide-leg pant. They’re flattering on all heights, and provide the perfect amount of breathing room for our legs. This is one of our favorite pairs, for its luxurious crepe fabric and regal blue color. Perfect for wearing both in and out of the house.