The best outfits for work that are almost as comfortable as your pyjamas

Because loungewear is the new workwear

comfy work clothes

by Aimee Jakes |
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If you're sat at a desk all day, the last thing you want is to be stuck in uncomfortable office wear. Luckily, though, there are so many options out there for us comfort-seekers.

Gone are boring jumpers, shapeless trousers and unexciting dresses - the online shopping gods have decided we deserve better, hun. Instead, think wide-leg trousers, slouchy cardigans, wrap-around jumpers and super-soft jumpsuits. A dream come true, we say. Comfy work clothes for the win.

Even if you just want to wear your gym leggings, why not throw on one of these comfy yet chic jumpers, or replace with a snazzy smock dress and chunky trainers.

Shop our top picks of the best outfits for work below.


SHOP: Comfy work clothes that look cute AF

Cream Oversized Shirt1 of 17
CREDIT: Pretty Little Thing

Cream Oversized Shirt

An oversized shirt is the definition of cool. See this shirt for the evidence.

High Waisted Jeggings2 of 17

High Waisted Jeggings

M&S Jeggings are the understated cosy workwear essential you need in your life. Perfect for layering and running errands.

Cotton On Dad Shirt3 of 17
CREDIT: Cotton On

Cotton On Dad Shirt

If we are talking comfort, a Dad Shirt from Cotton On is a no brainer.

Black Racer Back Pocket Detail Jumpsuit4 of 17
CREDIT: Pretty Little Thing

Black Racer Back Pocket Detail Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are perfect for work because 1) they're an already made outfit 2) they scream 'put together' 3) you can layer them in colder months

Stone Brushed Rib Shirt Style Jumpsuit5 of 17
CREDIT: Pretty Little Thing

Stone Brushed Rib Shirt Style Jumpsuit

Style with a pair of heels, a handbag and a longline coat for a classy, professional look.

ASOS DESIGN Magnus Chunky Loafers in Black6 of 17

ASOS DESIGN Magnus Chunky Loafers in Black

If you're looking for comfy, work-appropriate shoes then these are the ones for you. Croc print always.

ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Alford Chelsea Boots7 of 17

ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Alford Chelsea Boots

Try these "unbelievably comfy" Chelsea boots as your everyday footwear.

ASOS Crop Cardigan8 of 17

ASOS Crop Cardigan

A slouchy cardigan for those colder office days? Yes, please.

Boza Crinkle Smocked Mini Dress9 of 17
CREDIT: French Connection

Boza Crinkle Smocked Mini Dress

We're obsessed. Plus, if you're not a fan of the moss, it also comes in black.

Cotton Shopper Bag10 of 17

Cotton Shopper Bag

Complete these looks with a cosy tote bag.

Boohoo Black High Waist Trousers11 of 17

Boohoo Black High Waist Trousers

Because who doesn't love a wide leg fit? Perfect for relaxing even at your desk. Bonus points too because they will make you look effortlessly cool on your coffee run.

Pretty Little Thing Satin Black Midi Skirt12 of 17

Pretty Little Thing Satin Black Midi Skirt

Midi skirts are the ultimate throw on outfit staple that just keep on giving.

Hollister Crop Jumper13 of 17

Hollister Crop Jumper

Cosy, comfy and cute - what more could you want?

New Look Paperbag Waist Trousers 14 of 17

New Look Paperbag Waist Trousers

Paperbag waist trousers are the ultimate workwear wardrobe staple and are comfy as well as chic. Not too tight, but tight enough to make you look put together.

Boohoo Knitted Midi Dress15 of 17

Boohoo Knitted Midi Dress

The ultimate throw on outfit with a cosy twist. Pair with your fave chunky boots during the winter and your best white trainers in the summer.

Collusion Oversized Shirt 16 of 17

Collusion Oversized Shirt

An oversized shirt is the ultimate life hack for those days when you are just not feeling it. White shirts are timeless too, so you can wear this one all throughout the year.

Roll Neck Oversized Knitted Dress17 of 17

Pretty Little Thing Roll Neck Oversized Knitted Dress

A roll neck will keep you cosy and comfy all through the cold months. It's oversized too, so you will basically be wearing a huge blanket.

How to style your comfy work 'fit

Try a pair of slouchy trousers with your beloved chunky trainers and your usual smart-ish work tee.

Another way to amp-up the comfiness is with a super soft jumpsuit, it's essentially an adult onesie and we're not mad about it. If you need to smarten it up, try wearing with a longline blazer or smart white trainers.

If you just want to go full loungewear, an oversized cardigan is the way to go. Use it to cover up any outfit and make it feel like you're basically back in bed.

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