Looking for something a step above your gym gear while working from home? A sleek-fitting hoodie in a solid charcoal hue or an old-school terry top will keep you looking professional without sacrificing comfort, whether paired with jeans or — if you must — sweatpants.
Lyndie Benson, founder and creator of Bleusalt (a Malibu-based brand that focuses on "elevated basics"), tells The Hollywood Reporter, "It is important to look your best during this challenging time" and that looking the part will "make you feel better and other people [will] appreciate the professional appearance." She adds that basic colors like navy, black, white, light gray and an occasional color or stripe are best when working from home, and warns "avoid loud and distracting patterns and colors."
Here are five options — from labels loved by Timothee Chalamet and John Legend — to help you gear up for your next Zoom meeting. Plus, sales from some benefit coronavirus relief efforts.
1. Willy California
The 501 zip-up hoodie is inspired by active wearers with features including moisture wicking, four-way stretch and anti-microbial elements. This brand will donate 10 percent of companywide sales to No Kid Hungry's coronavirus relief fund during the month of April; $90 at willycalifornia.com.
The Malibu-based brand's unisex hoodie is an effortless piece made from sustainable fabrics that are vegan and cruelty-free. Patrick Dempsey wears the brand; $150 at bleusalt.com.
3. Thom Browne
This navy sweatshirt has a relaxed design that showcases the label's signature four-strip design on the left arm. LeBron James, Timothee Chalamet and Eddie Redmayne have worn the label; $690 at nordstrom.com.
4. Buck Mason
This lightweight top is vintage-inspired and made from 100 percent sustainable loopback French terry cotton. Through its new Masks for America initiative, the brand is manufacturing and selling non-medical face masks with antimicrobial layers and donating a mask for every one sold to people on the front lines of the coronavirus response; $85 at buckmason.com.
5. John Elliott
Tie-dye is in. This hoodie, which features splatters of color, is a notch up from the everyday sweatshirt look. John Legend and Justin Bieber have been spotted wearing John Elliott; $300 at farfetch.com.