The Best Mom-Approved Pants for Working From Home (Plus, How to Style Them!)

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Almost one full year into a pandemic and you’d think that I’d have this whole working-from-home lifestyle down by now. But I still don’t. I go through waves of extreme productivity and wanting to get all dressed up for my coworkers on Zoom, right back to the old did-I-actually-change-out-of-pajamas-in-the-last-three-days? mindset.

However, when I am in the middle of a sudden wave of motivation, I like to take advantage. I put on a cute outfit, make myself an iced latte, and think, “Hey, maybe this isn’t so bad.” When putting on real clothes, I’ve really had to narrow in on the pairs of pants that make me feel put-together, but are tolerable to sit in all day at my apartment desk.

I’ve found the perfect happy medium somewhere between elevated loungewear and pants that look like slacks, but are really just joggers pretending to be something they’re not. Oh, and I try to stay away from buttons and zippers—we do not need that energy in our lives.

Check out our favorite mom-approved pairs of pants for working from home, along with how to style them:

 

Pull-on pants: with a tunic-length sweater and chic accessories

pants / sweater / headband / earrings / mules

 

Old Navy

High-Waisted Skinny Ankle Pants

4 colors/patterns available. Under $20!

Target

High-Rise Plaid Pull-On Pants

6 colors/patterns available. Regular and plus sizes. Under $20!

Old Navy

High-Waisted Stevie Ponte-Knit Pants

3 colors available. Under $20!

Target

Plaid High-Rise Skinny Ankle Pants

regular and plus sizes

Kohl's

High Rise Corduroy Pull-On Pants

7 colors/patterns available

Kohl's

High Rise Corduroy Pull-On Pants (Plus)

6 colors/patterns available

 

Ribbed lounge pants: as part of a matching loungewear set

pants / sweater / slippers / hoops / mug

 

H&M

Rib-Knit Pants

3 colors available

Leimere

Nolita Skinny Pant

2 colors available

Target

High-Rise Wide Leg Lounge Pants

2 colors/patterns available. Regular and plus sizes.

H&M

Fine-Knit Joggers

3 colors available

 

Paper-bag pants: with a casual tee and sneakers

pants / tee / sneakers / necklace / earrings

 

 

Elevated joggers: with a puff-sleeve sweatshirt and slippers

joggers / sweatshirt / slippers / glasses / necklace