The Ultimate Guide to Styling a Chic & Comfortable "Keyboard Up" Look

The Ultimate Work-From-Home Styling Secret!

Let’s Call It Keyboard Up Dressing!

Even before Shelter-in-Place was enacted, those of us who work from home on the regular have been all about “keyboard up” styling. It’s the easiest styling secret to looking presentable while staying oh so comfortable all day long. The best part? Nobody ever has to know!

“Keyboard up” styling refers to dressing up only what you’re able to see, well, above your keyboard. I recommend investing in blouses that are equally chic as they are comfortable, and pairing them back to bottoms that can easily take you from your desk to dinner with the family. To further elevate this simple look, add your favorite dainty necklace and you’re good-to-go. 

Although loungewear has been getting a major makeover lately (see my favorite cozy loungewear pieces here!), sometimes it just doesn’t do the trick when an important Zoom meeting is on the agenda.

Shop my favorite tops for “keyboard up” styling below. For more work-from-home inspiration, check out these posts…

5 Work From Home Outfits You Need IN Your Closet Right Now (My Go-To’s During Quarantine) 
2 *Easy* Outfits That Make Me Feel More Productive At Home
How To Stay Productive When Working From Home
10 *Secrets* to Look More Professional on Zoom *MUST WATCH*

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Colorful Tops

Wearing brighter, beautiful colors on video calls is one of the tips in my How To Look Professional On Zoom video. Wearing bright colors will make you feel better and make you pop on the screen (in a good way)! #1, #2, and #3 are all beautiful options! Pink is a great color on most people and since #1 is a wrap style top, it’s also very flattering! The color yellow always makes me happy and #2 is the perfect way to add some brightness to your look! #3 is a blue fuzzy sweater for those of you looking for color and ultimate comfort!

Tanks & Shells

If you’re looking for tops you can wear under blazers or jackets or just prefer sleeveless tops…this row is for you! #4 is a top from Express that I featured in this post…I love it! And it’s a top you can style with pants for work or jeans or shorts for the weekends! #5 reminds me a lot of a smocked blouse I love by Frame. You can see me styling it in this post. This top would layer beautifully under a jacket or blazer! The last top (#6) is very elegant. I love a gorgeous white top and this one has a chic high neck and modern pleats.

Button Downs

A button-down is your most classic work shirt option! When you’re in a hurry and your video call is starting soon, throw on a button-down and you’re good to go! I’ve actually thrown on a button-down over a sports bra right after a workout before. They can’t smell through the screen! 😉

The first button-down (#7) has a more relaxed fit and I love the color! It’s by Frank & Eileen, a brand that makes very high-quality pieces( so it is a bit pricier). For something more affordable and classic, #8 is the essential shirt from Ann Taylor! Lastly, #9 is the second top I featured in this post. It comes in three colors, has smocked sleeves, and is super soft and comfortable!

Work from home outfits from Express featuring multi-strand layered necklace, pale pink button-down blouse, white cropped mom jeans, valentino belt and white mock croc slide loafers

Managing Your Time When Working From Home

I know working from home is no easy task – not to mention juggling family, health, and self-care on top of it all. But, hey, look good, feel good, right? If you need help managing your time and staying focused while working from home, be sure to check How To Stay Productive When Working From Home.

Where are you shopping for WFH tops? Let me know in the comments below!

If you want more style inspiration, you might want to order or download my Style Made Simple guide here. It’s a great way to kick start your style this year! And if you use this link to sign up for my email list, you will get 40% off the guide!

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