Working from home is fantastic for so many reasons; no commuting, you can eat and drink whatever, whenever, work on your couch or in your bed, and, best of all, never ever get dressed! You don’t even need to brush your teeth, or shower! EVER!
It’s problematic. It’s fun for a couple weeks, but it ultimately results in some slovenly, anti-social, super gnarly behaviors and odors. It’s an issue illustrator Tyler Feder — a female freelancer — is familiar with. Her latest work lauding “work-from-home fashions” is so, so very real to all of us who do not leave the house to work.
This particular edition (there are 3!) also happens to feature the ‘Skype Conference Look,’ wherein the subject tends to only the upper half of their body.
Also included is the “pockets prob will with used tissues” look, and “sweater that’s basically a blanket.”
Needless to say, freelancers everywhere related super hard to these fashion ~lewks~.
Especially the Skype conference call one:
You forgot the “Ironed shirt and make-up over PJ pants and hole-y socks because of Skype meeting this afternoon” look! ?
— Helle Martens (@snetramelleh) April 28, 2018
Oh it’s there, in part 3 ? pic.twitter.com/U42o7IjXlM
— Manjit Karve (@laaltoofan) April 28, 2018
Clearly, Tyler’s illustrations resonated with the freelance community. Her work has garnered over 77,000 likes on Twitter, with the thread itself growing into a giant conversation and idea exchange re: work-from-home outfits.
I have occasionally done Skype calls or recorded videos with full hair/makeup and no pants ?
— Sharon Steed (@sharonsteed) April 28, 2018
Slippers with soles are brilliant and essential
— Lorna Mitchell (@lornajane) April 29, 2018
Dear Clients, When I am on that conference call and I refuse to video chat, it is because I am serving one or a combination of these looks!
— TypeATracey (@typeatracey) April 28, 2018
— Mama ? (@SuzBing) April 28, 2018
it’s really really important that the hoodie is a zip hoodie
— Ted Karlsson (@ratdothat1) April 28, 2018
Incredibly. For unexpected temperature changes.
— Mama ? (@SuzBing) April 28, 2018
Parts one and two of “Work-From-Home Fashions” feature “shower-wet hair” and the beloved “blanket cape.”
This is so very much me…except my glasses aren’t red lol pic.twitter.com/xOalpkdYxB
— Lauren Steen (@LaurenKataya61) April 28, 2018
The stretch marks detail!
— Makross (@Makr0ss) April 28, 2018
I can totally relate? Only that in African women, we don’t have that ‘bangs’ thing going on. We’d probably have some overstayed cornrows on our hair.
So, when that Skype call comes on, we have an extra step of looking for where we last dumped our wig and putting it on.
— Mwari (@karollesinger) April 28, 2018
— Kira Bryant (@tirisays) April 28, 2018
People began sharing their own work from home outfits:
Ha! I definitely rock a blanket cape when I work at home pic.twitter.com/uJWe557cvX
— Nathan Pearce (@Rez_Dev_Nate) April 29, 2018
This sad sad sweatshirt, yoga pants, and fuzzy socks…what’s a “bra”? pic.twitter.com/8FYGwgchoq
— @RumAndDiabetes (@rumanddiabetes) April 28, 2018
May I recommend might like these comfy (but slightly sharp) slippers pic.twitter.com/BD4Tfb2zA9
— Siobhan O’Shea (@siobhan_o_shea) April 28, 2018
I have some cat socks that are eerily similar to those in the Skype picture. pic.twitter.com/yxOB268KPp
— Oli (@olibuckley) April 28, 2018
Feder’s uncanny ability to absolutely nail this aspect of every single work-from-home employee had people in tears.
I love that there are so many work-from-homers out there. This thread feels like a support group!! ?
— neisha (@pixzdst) April 28, 2018
This is so funny and so true. Most of us who work from home don’t waste time getting dressed up, or dressed for that matter ?
— inatwit (@inatwittoday) April 28, 2018
You are my new best friend! These are accurate AF except my hair is natural so my fro might be flat on one side from when I wake up. And I work overnights so I look even crazier ???
— Alisha (@WineingMomma) April 28, 2018