For the freelancer, dressing is all about comfort. But beware: just because you don't work in a traditional office doesn't mean you can stay in sweats all day. In fact, based on my experience, you'll feel more energized and be more productive if you get dressed in the morning. A few well made, versatile--and yes, comfortable--pieces will help you stay stylish when working from home or the coffee shop down the street.
High Quality Tees
|Pickwick & Weller Ondine Top / James Perse Basic Tank|
I like a basic top that I can curl up in my home office in, toss layers ontop of to run to the store, and even collapse in bed in at midnight if (deadline and) need be--all without looking like a slob. Basic tees in chic styles and high quality fabrics make me look and feel together, even when my work is scattered all over the place. My favorites include this almost-off-the-shoulder linen blend boatneck by Pickwick & Weller (it looks great with jeans but also sits pretty over a Lululemon tank to make a pre-gym outfit coffee shop chic--ideal for working at Jane on Fillmore Street before heading to a late afternoon workout) or this perfectly cut James Perse tank. I generally stick with solids in simple colors like black, white and occasional pops of peach or blue.
|J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Jean / Rag & Bone Dre Jean|
|Joie Day Dreaming Flat / Rag & Bone Harrow Bootie|