When people used to dream of working from home, there was often one first thought that came to mind: “I could just roll out of bed and get to work –– no more having to get dressed and ready!”
Seasoned work from home experts would beg to differ. When you read advice column after advice column on tips for working from home, “have a routine of getting ready for work” is often one of the first pieces of advice.
The past couple of weeks have likely dispelled the “roll out of bed and work” notion for a lot of employees, as they begin to realize that the act of “getting ready for work” actually puts you in a good rhythm for getting work done.
However, this does not mean you have to dress in standard office attire. Be particular about the outfit you wear, and you’ll be able to blend comfortable and productive.
At Real Thread, as avid t-shirt wearers who are also productive, it feels like we’ve been training for this moment out whole lives. That said, here are our top picks for t-shirts and sweaters/hoodies to wear while working from home.
Best WFH T-Shirts
There’s never been a more appropriate time to wear t-shirts to work. Well, if you work at Real Thread, it’s never not a good time, but we get that for the majority of you, going into the office typically calls for something a little bit dressier. But, the mass shift to WFH has loads of people leaving their button-ups in the closet and reaching for their best t-shirts.
That said, here are our top t-shirt picks for working from home.
💡WFH Tip: Try to establish a rhythm of getting dressed before starting work in the morning. Even if your attire is more casual these days, the act of selecting your attire and getting ready will help you get in the zone for work.
Next Level 6210
The Next Level 6210 has long been one of our most popular t-shirts. Made with a soft cotton/polyester blend, this shirt will be perfectly comfortable to wear around the house. It also features a slim fit, meaning you’ll still feel put together and polished enough to be productive.
This shirt is offered at a great price point, meaning you won’t have to break the bank to get some for your team.
Next Level 6610
The 6610 from Next Level is the women’s cut version of the shirt we mentioned above, so if you’re ordering for both men and women on your team, you’ll definitely want to consider this option to make sure the colors all line up.
One thing to note here as well: women’s t-shirts tend to run pretty small, so we advise ordering one size bigger than what you would normally wear for this one.
When it comes to t-shirts, you’d be hard-pressed to find one softer than the Canvas 3413. It’s made out of a tri-blend material (cotton, polyester, and rayon), which is widely regarded as the softest t-shirt fabric out there.
It also has a slim fit and an endless amount of color options, so you’re bound to be able to find a color match to fit your brand.
The Bella 6400 has quickly become one of our most popular women’s cut t-shirts. Named the Relaxed Jersey Short Sleeve Tee, this shirt has a loose, relaxed fit compared to other women’s t-shirts, but still maintains a structure that makes it look put together, not sloppy.
It fits a wider variety of sizes and body types, so if you’re looking for a women’s shirt that works for everyone, this will be your best option.
Top WFH Fleece Wear
This extended period of working from home is the perfect time to send your team a custom zip-up, hoodie, or sweater to wear. Everyone is looking for ways to feel comfortable while working, and a new fleece option is the perfect choice. Here are our favorite WFH fleece picks.
This crewneck sweater from Bella+Canvas is one of our in-house favorites here at Real Thread. Case and point 👇
The mid-weight sweater is slim-fitting and incredibly soft. If you prefer a crewneck to a hoodie, this is our top suggestion.
Independent Trading Co. SS4500Z
There is perhaps no company swag piece more foundational than the company zip-hoodie. It’s comfortable, yes, but what makes the hoodie so universally wearable is the versatility. Being able to easily put it on when it’s getting chilly or take it off as the weather warms up makes the zip-up a must.
The SS4500Z from Independent Trading Co. is one of our favorites. It’s comfortable, slim, and is offered at a great price point, making it accessible for all different team sizes and budgets.
The 3749 from Bella+Canvas is one of the more unique hoodie options out there. Its distinct crossover hood gives this hoodie a sporty, modern style, making it great for exercise (one of the few outside activities we’re allowed right now), and grocery runs, as it covers a bit more of your body (though you may still want to wear a mask).
If you’re looking for something a little less traditional but more on-trend, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.
Send your team a WFH gift
Are you looking for ways to help your team adjust to their new work from home life? We’d love to help! Real Thread will even ship to each employee individually, so you won’t have to worry about packaging and shipping to each person on your team.