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Where to Buy Your #WorkFromHome Back-to-School Wardrobe on a Budget

Welcome back to campus! Or Zoom University! Or whatever you may be up to this semester. How times have changed since we were last in school. Everyone expected to have a normal fall semester, but now we are back and it’s anything except normal. This year, it might seem as if you don’t need an entirely new wardrobe but we would beg to differ. Even if you are taking classes/working from home right now, you can still find cute, yet comfy, outfits to satisfy your needs.


Everlane is an extremely affordable, yet ethical clothing company. In today's age, it is difficult to live a sustainable life without breaking your bank, but this brand helps you achieve your goals. According to their website, "At Everlane, we want the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why we partner with the best, ethical factories around the world." They made it easy for you to support ethical businesses while staying within your budget. If you are looking for a classic tee, they have this one available and it comes in many different colors. Today it is even on sale for only $13! Everlane also has other pieces on their website that you can wear to look professional, while also feeling comfortable.


Boody, although on the pricer side, is much better for our environment than many clothing brands you wear on the daily. They use eco-friendly materials, such as bamboo, to help this planet love the clothes you wear as much as you do. They mainly sell loungewear, but there are some tops and leggings that you can dress up when needed. But most importantly, Boody is more than comfortable for you to relax on your couch in between classes. 


Probably the most expensive brand on this list, Loft is still a go-to company for shopping Work From Home outfits. Once again they are a sustainable brand and even though they are pricier than some other business, the quality of their products is worth it. They even have an entire "back to work" section on their website in which you can view more professional articles of clothing. One of my favorite items that they sell is their Ruffle Sleeve V-neck Tee. This top is overly comfortable and can be worn as both loungewear and office attire. 

Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal is an affordable, cute, comfortable brand of clothing that sells a variety of options to please different aesthetics. They even have a "working from home" section on their website that ranges from t-shirts to dresses to jeans to jumpsuits to blazers and everything in between. Right now, on their website, EVERYTHING is 50%. Including sale items!! You can find tops for as low as $4. The only downfall is they do not provide enough sufficient information about their ethical practices. Some sources do claim they are ethical, but the company itself has not released such information.


Wasi is an ethical clothing brand founded by Vanessa Acosta, a Bolivian-American designer. Her goal is to shine some light on Bolivian culture while at the same time creating clothes that are all-inclusive. This means that anyone, no matter what their ethnicity, skin tone, size or gender, can shop her products. This brand is pretty decently priced. There are some items that are extremely cute and affordable, while others are way out of my budget. On top of clothes, Wasi also sells smaller items such as stickers, cards, jewelry and many other accessories. 

These are just 5 go-to brands for buying work from home clothes, but there are so so many more out there. All you have to do is look and you will find something. The most difficult part is trying to find ethical and sustainable businesses that are within your budget. But do not stress because these do exist, even if they are limited. 

Kayla is a junior at Hofstra University, majoring in journalism and minoring in creative writing and public relations. She has a passion for writing and traveling. A future aspiration of hers consists of becoming a travel writer, or working for a magazine. If you ever need to find her, I recommend checking the mall because she loves spending all her money on clothes that she doesn't need. When not shopping, she can be found watching something on Disney Plus(probably Tangled).
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