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12 comfortable things to wear when working from home this summer

Upgrade your work wear with these cozy picks perfect for warm weather.

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Despite the fact that most states are slowly starting to reopen, many of us are still working from home this summer—which means we need the comfiest, breeziest, highest-quality things to wear while we do so. Because while ratty T-shirts and old sweats might feel good, they don't exactly look good, especially when you're on a Zoom call with 30 coworkers (including your boss).

To help you take your work-from-home attire to a new level this season, we've rounded up 12 of our favorite pieces that are equal parts comfortable and cute. Some we've personally tested and loved—like the Brooklinen lounge dress and Lululemon Align leggings—while others have thousands of rave reviews or Instagram-fame status, like Eberjey pajamas and Bandier bike shorts.

1. The Lou & Grey set everyone is obsessed with

Lou & Grey
Credit: Lou & Grey

This isn't your mom's sweatsuit from the '80s.

Over the last few months, Lou & Grey has skyrocketed in popularity. People love the brand for its incredibly soft sweatshirts and matching sweatpants—and now you can get a shorts version for the summer. It's available in the SignatureSoft fabric that Lou & Grey is famous for and has that lived-in feel as soon as you slip it on, reviewers say. Bonus: You have to buy the pieces separately so you can mix and match based on your style and size preferences.

2. These classic Minnetonka moccasins

Minnetonka
Credit: Minnetonka

They come in classic brown or a whole bevy of pretty hues.

With hundreds of five-star reviews, these best-selling Minnetonka moccasins are exactly what you'll want to slip your feet into before the start of a long work day. The exterior is made of soft-to-the-touch suede (complete with a rubber sole so you can even wear them outside) and the interior is lined with a thick, plush pile lining. I.e. according to reviewers, it feels like you're walking on clouds.

Get the Cally Slipper from Minnetonka for $44.95

3. These Bandier bike shorts

Bandier
Credit: Bandier

Choose from pearly pink to basic black.

Bike shorts are having a moment—and we are so here for it. Cute and comfortable, these ones from Bandier are just like the high-end retailer's wildly popular Center Stage leggings but in shorts form. I own a pair and love the high waist and long inseam, along with the lightweight fabric that's breathable and silky smooth.

Get the All Access Center Stage Biker Short at Bandier for $78

4. This ultra cozy tie-dye set from Target

Target
Credit: Target

Meet your new WFH uniform.

Want one of the matching sets everyone's been wearing but don't want to pay the high price? Enter this matching sweatshirt and shorts from Stars Above, Target's line of comfy basics that people can't stop talking about. You'll get both soft pieces—which come in very trendy tie-dye—for less than $25 and reviewers gush that the comfy-but-cute set is perfect for year-round wear.

Get the Stars Above Tie-Dye Set from Target for $24.99

5. Everyone's favorite Lululemon Align leggings

Align
Credit: Lululemon

You can't go wrong with a pair of Aligns.

There are soft leggings and then there are Lululemon Align leggings. As a yoga teacher who owns 10+ pairs herself, I understand the Align obsession—they literally feel like a second skin, so buttery soft and smooth. High-waisted and very breathable, they're the perfect marriage of flattering and functional. You can wear them for everything from typing away on the couch to getting in a quick mid-day home workout.

Get the Align Pant 25" from Lululemon for $98

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6. This Brooklinen lounge dress

Brooklinen
Credit: Brooklinen

A dress to wear around the house? Yes, please.

Hate pants? Don't wear them. Wear this "lounge dress" from Brooklinen instead. It's one of my favorite at-home outfits because yes, no pants are involved, but also because it's breezy and flowy yet also fashionable enough that I can wear it for a Zoom call or even out in public if I need a quick Starbucks run. I own the black dress but am tempted to get it in one of the other three colors (gray, olive, and cream).

Get the Morningside Dress from Brooklinen for $45

7. These Ugg slipper slides

Ugg
Credit: Ugg

So fluffy, so soft.

The name of these popular shoes says it all: Fluff yeah! Part sandal, part slipper, they're made with the signature super soft sherpa that Ugg is so famous for and come in 11 fun colors from lilac to slate gray to leopard print. With over 4,100 glowing reviews at Nordstrom, the slingbacks are praised for how cozy and comfy they are.

Get the Ugg Fluff Yeah Slingback Sandal from Nordstrom for $99.95

8. The cult-favorite Parachute robe

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Credit: Parachute

This unisex robe has a traditional design and high-quality materials.

Who says a bathrobe isn't appropriate work-from-home attire? Certainly not the thousands of people who have given the plush Parachute robe a five-star review. After trying out the 100 percent Turkish cotton robe for herself, one of our writers raves that it felt very luxurious against her skin and was also absorbent and well-made.

Get the Classic Bathrobe from Parachute for $99

9. These Aerie joggers

Aerie
Credit: Aerie

You'll want to live in these pants.

Summery joggers like these ones from Aerie definitely deserve a spot in your warmer weather WFH rotation. Lightweight enough not to feel suffocating yet cozy enough to guard against the chill of the AC, they have a 4.5-star rating from tons of Aerie shoppers for being easy to dress up or dress down. Plus, they have convenient cargo pockets to hold all your work essentials like your phone, charger, and, of course, snacks.

Get the Cargo Joggers from Aerie for $29.97

10. This crop tee from Richer Poorer

Richer Poorer
Credit: Richer Poorer

This tee is one of Richer Poorer's best-sellers.

"Easy, breezy, beautiful" might be CoverGirl's slogan but it's also exactly how I'd describe my favorite crop from Instagram-famous brand Richer Poorer. I have a few of their pieces but especially love the Pima tee for its flattering cropped length and boxy, relaxed fit. It comes in a rainbow of muted neutrals that are just the right amount of chic and feature an on-trend front pocket, too.

Get the Pima Crop Tee from Richer Poorer for $38

11. This lightweight Summersalt jumpsuit

Summersalt
Credit: Summersalt

It's a one-and-done outfit.

You might know Summersalt for its highly-coveted swimsuits but the brand also makes some of the comfiest loungewear you can buy. One of my favorites is this summery jumpsuit, made of vegan silk. "It feels luxe yet polished, the fabric is a dream. The most comfortable item I own, love love love it!" one happy reviewer raves.

Get the 24 Hour Jumpsuit from Summersalt for $95

12. These Eberjey pajamas that double as loungewear

Eberjey
Credit: Eberjey

You'll look as good as you feel.

Pajamas? For work? Yes, it's a thing and yes, it's a lot more acceptable—and chicer—than you think thanks to the Ruthie pajamas from Eberjey. They have a cult following for being silky, soft, and stylish all in one. The elastic waistband of the shorts is comfortable to wear all day long while the ruffled hem on both the top and bottoms add an elegant touch that's sure to impress your coworkers during your Zoom meeting.

Get the Eberjey Ruthie Pajama Set from Saks Fifth Avenue for $120

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