A Few of the Funniest Takes on the WSJ’s Pricey Work-at-Home Wardrobe

It was the sort of article you knew from the beginning was going to make you cringe.
Even before the first paragraph, “What to Wear to Work—When You Work at Home” started on the wrong foot. For many current and aspiring remote workers, the subhead that described working from home as having “long been the territory of slobby creatives” encouraged an almost-automatic “oh, brother” response. And then it got worse.
Of course, remote workers need to have clothing that works for them whether they’re working from their home office, on the road working from coffee shops, networking at coworking spaces, picking up kids from school, or having a video call with a client.
There is a work-life blend that most remote workers have to balance. And having a functional “work wardrobe” that meets your needs can be tremendously helpful in terms of boosting your professionalism, productivity, and even feelings of self-worth.
Unfortunately (or fortunately if you’re ready to laugh), the Wall Street Journal’s article on the ultimate wardrobe options for remote workers missed the mark. By a mile.

Here are just some of the items the WSJ suggests remote workers wear in their quest for the perfect work-life wardrobe:

  • $645 loafers
  • $3,100 Prada bag
  • $325 pants (which, comparatively, seem like a deal)
  • $4,160 earrings
  • $188 bodysuit
  • $690 slingback shoes
  • $2,990 coat
As this article picked up steam and went viral, we could almost hear remote workers around the globe collectively laughing.

We’re bringing you some of the funniest takes on this pricey work-from-home wardrobe:

“Don’t forget to buy a few full-length mirrors to scatter around every room in your home/office so you can admire yourself while at work!”
—Jerry M.
“I did my time of dressing up in expensive dresses and heels every day in corporate. For the last nine years if I get out of my pajamas and actually put flip-flops on that’s ‘dress up’ day for me.”
—Jamilla G.
“Prefer to be my piggy old self in beat up jammies any day of the week. As long as my face and hair look okay I will be good to impress anyone on teleconference. Comfort is never overrated.”
—Maria F.
The WSJ recommends these $4,160 earrings for your work-from-home wardrobe, but *I* recommend buying Old Navy cozy socks ($3 for Black Friday) and spending the remaining $4,157 on snacks.https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-to-wear-to-workwhen-you-work-at-home-1542733926?mod=e2tw 
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