3 Tips for Wearing Athleisure When You’re Working From Home

All By Myself (You know that song, right?)

Most days when I don’t have clients and am at home, I don’t see a soul! But at the same time, I want to have some semblance of being dressed for work. Enter, athleisure! Full transparency here, (and I’m sure you’ve wondered what an image consultant wears at home,)

I’ve only recently bought into the whole athletic leggings when I’m not working out! But it feels really modern, and who can deny it’s comfy!!

So here are my thoughts on how to wear athleisure. First, I think it’s important to wear street wear mixed with athletic gear when you work from home (and when you go out for that matter!) More on this below…

Home Office Athleisure   I started my outfit with the leggings from Athleta, which I DO NOT wear for working out, ever.  (

(Side note: I get so hot…preferring capri length tights. Do you get hot in the long length?? I’m so curious! Wondering if I’m normal here, lol!)

Then I added the ruched, long sleeve t-shirt, also from Athleta, but who wears long sleeves for working out?  And the third layering piece is an aubergine cardigan.

Adding street wear to athletic clothes puts the polish in the look. Should you have to go out to the grocery store, no one will wonder if you just got done working out.

Lastly, I don’t always do my hair, but I usually put on make up and some simple, go-to pieces of jewelry. 

Simple jewelry at home

Here are 3 take-aways on how to wear athleisure when you work from home to feel polished and professional: 

  • Athleisure leggings are okay. Just mix them with regular street clothes.
  • Even if you’re wearing athleisure, consider doing your make-up and add on some simple jewelry, just like you’re going to the office, especially if you have UBER-CASUAL video meetings. (I definitely recommend dressing a bit more for a client call or presentation.)
  • Layer your tops.. for example, a jean jacket or cardigan over a t-shirt.

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One comment on “3 Tips for Wearing Athleisure When You’re Working From Home

  1. Dana, I like that you shared your tip about wearing a cardigan or a jean jacket over my athleisure so no one would wonder if I just came from the gym if I head out. My husband and I recently signed up for a six-month gym membership, so I’m shopping for leggings, sports bra, rubber shoes, and other athleisure items. I’ll take note of what you said and stack up on cardigans and jackets too so I can have something to put over my gym attire. Thanks!

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