As most of the nation has now moved indoors for the foreseeable, businesses up and down the country are operating from kitchen tables and makeshift desks. Everyone we have spoken to about working from home has stressed the importance of getting dressed for productivity and installing a sense of routine, as tempting as a day in pyjamas might sound.
For the past decade, every outfit Alexa Chung has worn out of the house has been heavily documented. She has a knack for putting clothes together that is both playful and low-key and really encapsulates the British sensibility.
When it comes to working from home, Alexa is very much in the "get up and get dressed" camp. Below, she shows Who What Wear what she has worn for six days of video calls, once-a-day walks and evenings on the sofa. Thanks to her boyfriend playing the role of photographer (and quickly learning her preferred angles), we get a glimpse of the comfy outfits Alexa has been wearing to run her namesake label from home in Wiltshire.
Instead of leggings and jogging bottoms, Alexa is sticking to her trusted staples. She's mostly wearing a classic navy cardigan from her capsule collection, pairing it with straight-leg jeans and smart-enough-for-Skype blouses. If you want to get dressed properly in this period, these are throw-on outfits that will make you feel put together—without feeling silly on your weekly shop.
Alexa’s vision for her label has always been to create clothes that people want to wear for years, and the outfits below show the power of a wardrobe centered around a capsule of well-loved basics. She mixes new items with ankle boots she's had since 2008, dungarees from her first collection and old vintage knits Alexa Chung fans will recognise from selfies on her Instagram feed.
Keep scrolling to see what Alexa has been wearing at home for the past week.
Alexa Chung for Who What Wear
"I haven't moved today. I tried to kick a football around but realised that my passion for the game hasn't ignited even in these awful times. I'm wearing AC dungarees from the first collection we ever made, a polka-dot shirt from Joseph I bought a couple of years ago and our AC essentials camel V-neck sweater from the capsule. And red socks!"
"Tuesday, somewhere in Wiltshire. I'm looking grumpy because my boyfriend was refusing to take my picture at the required angle. Thankfully, he didn't leave me. I'm wearing Agolde jeans (they're literally perfect), vintage Ferragamo riding boots I bought years ago and forgot about until they made sense again, and an AlexaChung navy blue cardigan from our essentials collection."
"Here I'm wearing my old faithful striped vintage sweater, some Feel Denim white jeans that are perfect (you just have to go a size up), Church's ankle boots from literally 2008 and an AlexaChung coat."