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Get set for the day ahead with these chic outfits which promise to be both comfortable and professional for working from home

Whether you've been working form home for the past few months, or have been thrown back into remote working with the onset of the third wave of the coronavirus in Hong Kong, it can be a tricky thing not master. Challenges can include staying productive and getting your home office set up just right, but it's also important not to blur the lines between home life and work life too much.

While it may seem great at first to go without your morning commute and stay in your pyjamas all day, it's all too easy to overlook the importance of getting dressed. We're all about comfort, but with countless Zoom calls undoubtedly on your schedule, it's vital to remain professional––which will also in turn help your brain switch to "work mode". To offer a helping hand, we've lined up five outfits which are perfect for remote working––all promising to be chic, comfortable and look good on your next video call.

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Jeans and a white button down

Keep things classic with jeans and a white button down. While blue jeans may be slightly more casual than your usual office attire, the fail-safe combo is an easy go-to for remote working.

Keep your jeans a relaxed fit for extra comfort––we love both Citizens of Humanity Liya High Rise Classic Fit Jeans and Agolde Parker Easy Straight Jeans. Pair with Totême's classic poplin button down, or opt for a summer appropriate linen shirt from Emma Willis.

Wide-leg trousers and a tee

Linen is a summer staple for a reason––offering a lightweight, easy-to-wear and flattering option for both shirts and trousers. For an effortless work from home look, pair with simple white or black trousers with a black tee.

If you're after a more interesting take on the monochrome look, throw on Faithfull The Brand's tiger-print wide-leg trousers, which also easily pair with a cotton tank from Franke Shop. Take a page out of our Senior Fashion Editor's book and add some statement jewellery from Pacharee to add interest.

Luxe pyjama set

Another option which makes comfort king, but is still smart enough for some screen time is a pyjama set.

Sleeper are well known for doing matching sets luxe enough to wear outside, and this yellow linen shorts set is ideal for working from home––plus it also comes in khaki and navy for a slightly smarter look. Asceno is another favourite for breezy separates, with this ivory linen shirt and trousers working to be both relaxed and versatile.

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Relaxed dress

If you're more into the throw-on appeal of a relaxed dress than choosing separates, we have the options for you. 

This Mara Hoffman dress may make you dream of holidays, but will still have you feeling your best at home. Matteau's relaxed shapes are also ideal for the home office. This simple black tiered dress is an effortless choice, while this claret design is perfect for Zoom meetings––not to mention the open back working for when we do have evening plans again.

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Knit separates

If you're not planning on leaving the house, you can't go wrong with a knit separates.

Theory's minimal taupe coloured sweater is a favourite when paired with the matching wide-leg trousers, or opt for a casual cashmere set from Allude. The cuffed track pants and classic crew neck sweater are available in black, khaki and beige––or opt for the polo-collar sweater for a slightly smarter finish.