Let’s be real – COVID-19 has changed our entire world upside down, and as a working mom, your life has likely changed in every single way.
Your day-to-day life likely looks far different from what it looked like in early 2020 and you’re now a working professional in your normal 9 to 5 in addition to possibly being a full time nanny, teacher, therapist, cook, and maybe something more. WHEW!
While those are tough changes that have left us all feeling plain exhausted, not all changes have been so bad.
If you’re like most of us former office dwellers, your business professional work wardrobe has now been traded in for yoga pants and sweatshirts and that’s a welcome change that we’re loving just as much as you are.
Many of us haven’t worn jeans in months (cue all the praise hands!) and while we’re basking in yoga pant glory right alongside you, we’re realizing that our loungewear wardrobe could use a little help.
Yes, you can totally wear pajama pants all day long, but the need to look presentable (at least shoulders and above) for virtual conference calls is likely still a very real thing.
Or maybe you never turn on your video for conference calls (lucky you!) and are totally fine sporting old high school t-shirts all day, but instead want to gift your favorite gal pal with an amazing pair of yoga pants as a way of saying, “I see you, I know this is a hard season, and I’m here for you.”
Whatever situation you might be in, if you’re in search of a loungewear update, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a gift guide filled with products in every price category because we realize that some of you are in financial strain right now and spending $90 on a pair of yoga pants is the last thing you should be doing.
Others of you might have more than enough in your bank account and spending $90 on a pair of quality yoga pants is something you’d gladly invest in since you’re now wearing them on the daily.
All of our picks are tried and true for real life and work life (well, at least work-from-home life) because we’re all about being practical around here. Let’s get to it – here’s our ultimate guide to the best loungewear for working from home as a working mom!
There is potentially no brand of pants that I love more (as a mom) than SPANX. They hold everything in and I mean EVERYTHING. It’s a brand designed to help women feel their best and these beloved SPANX pants help me feel pulled together in just the right places every time I put them on. They’re great as an everyday pant AND during postpartum making them a great investment piece for any mom’s wardrobe.
I have searched far and wide for quality leggings, and my all time favorite legging brand remains Lululemon. I can’t tell you how many pairs of leggings I’ve bought from Amazon hoping that they’ll magically be the “cheaper but equally as good” match to Lululemon and they fail every single time. Lululemon is not cheap, but they are quality. I’ve had pairs that still look amazing and have been in my closet for over 5 years.
The Fast & Free Tight is currently my favorite because it has pockets (cue all the praise hands) making it perfect for life as a mom. These leggings give you the comfort you deserve along with the practical function you need.
These joggers are a dream, friends! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of joggers for quite some time and Lululemon finally came out with these and they were every bit worth the wait. They are comfy, trendy, and practical – essentially making them perfect for a working mom. The Align style is sewn in a unique pattern on the back, helping make your butt look great (at least according to my husband) – always a win, right?
Athleta is another fan favorite and these leggings will not disappoint. They’re a great basic pair of leggings (also with a mom-friendly pocket) and they come in at a slightly lower price point than Lululemon leggings. Athleta has also been having some amazing sales recently, so keep your eyes open for available discounts.
Adidas has always been an amazing brand and they’ve just gotten better and better over the years. These leggings are sporty, cool, and trendy all at the same time. Wear them to the playground, the grocery store, or pair them with a cute jacket for a quick shopping trip (once the malls open back up). Bonus? They’re an affordable option that are available on Amazon Prime, meaning they can arrive at your house in no time at all.
There’s nothing better than a classic t-shirt and this one checks all the boxes. It’s so comfy that you’ll find yourself never wanting to wear anything else (and if you choose to wear it 5 days in a row – GOOD FOR YOU. Perks of WFH, right?) You can dress it up with a jacket or pair it with your favorite pair of jeans. This one is a classic that comes in all of your favorite colors.
There are few things that epitomize “cozy” more than a good ol’ sweatshirt and this one definitely fits the bill. It’s a basic yet classy sweatshirt that goes well with yoga pants or jeans, making it a staple for all of your loungewear needs. Another bonus? Everlane is an awesome company that I love purchasing from because of their commitment to exceptional quality goods made ethically in every way. Check out their stuff – I think you’ll love them too.
This sweatshirt is on the lighter side and can be used as a sweatshirt or warmer long sleeve shirt, making it super functional and practical for your life as a mom. This piece can be another wardrobe staple and the unique stitching at the bottom adds a touch of classy flare.
There’s nothing better than finding amazing companies built by fellow working moms and Ford & Wyatt is one of the best. It’s a company dedicated to creating responsible clothing while encouraging and representing moms. We love everything about this brand and this sweatshirt would be a perfect addition to any mom’s loungewear wardrobe.
Even though you might be barefoot all day in your home office, you’re a mom which means you’ll likely be darting outside ASAP for some fresh air with the kiddos once work is done for the day. These sneakers are a mom’s best friend – sturdy enough to chase your kiddos down the street, yet comfortable and cute enough to wear on a coffee date with a friend.
If you’re searching for the perfect shoe that is both casual, comfy, and practical for chasing your toddler around the neighborhood, look no further than these. Adidas hits it out of the park once again with their Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe. They are a true loungewear wardrobe staple.
Sometimes you just need a shoe that you can slip on in seconds. Maybe you’re chasing an older kid who just sprinted out the door, or maybe you’re holding a baby in one hand, a bag in another, and you just don’t have enough hands to tie a shoe. That’s so real and this shoe can help solve those getting-out-the-door challenges. It’s a matches-with-anything sneaker that slips right on without any tying needed. WIN!
There you have it – the best loungewear for all the working moms out there! What are the tried and true favorites that you’re wearing 24/7 these days? Tell us in the comments below!