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Above-the-Keyboard Dressing For Work Calls

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What does the new business casual capsule wardrobe consist of for dialling into Zoom calls? AISLINN COFFEY explains …

If you’ve been working from home during the lockdown, by now you’ve probably mastered the weekly office Zoom meeting’s awkward case-sensitive passwords (they can be embedded in the link BTW), finding the Gallery Mode as well as an acceptable, not too depressing camera angle. But what about getting dressed for a work Zoom call? What does the new business casual capsule wardrobe consist of (one that you can still take the kids down to the park in afterwards)? Figuring out exactly what to wear can be tricky to navigate.

Our top tips for looking good above keyboard level? Look more pulled together by adding a collar, it lends an instant polish to any look. Box-fresh white is best. Avid sewing DIYers are making their own but Cos also has a really good detachable version for €35. This will work well under a simple sweater or fancy cardigan. Comfort is key (think polished comfort instead of activewear). Try an elevated, washable blouse with a slight stretch, a knitted fine-gauge collared top or a mannish shirt with the cuffs pulled up to expose a feminine wrist. Swap out structured blazers for the unlined, relaxed kind, perfect for throwing over a freshly washed, smart T-shirt.

Accessories are your friend; add earrings, a cuff or a necklace to quickly and easily upgrade the simplest outfit. Scarves can change up a look in an instant, look at Irish designer Susannagh Grogan’s versatile, colourful collection. Pretty clips will hide bad hair days …

FOUR THREADS

Grey linen kimono, €420, at Four Threads

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COS

White cotton half-placket shirt, €59, at Cos

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HERMÈS

Black Grand Apparat enamel bangle, €390, at Hermès

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SUSANNAH GROGAN

Empowerment Grá silk scarf, €65, at Susannagh Grogan

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Accessories are your friend; add earrings, a cuff or a necklace to quickly and easily upgrade the simplest outfit. 

PAMELA SCOTT

Ivory Simika top, €59.95, at Pamela Scott

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EMMA BY JANE

Gold Amelie drop earrings, Emma By Jane, €89, at Seagreen

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GUCCI

Pink metallic wool sweater, Gucci, €690, at Brown Thomas

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BASLER

Navy trimmed jersey jacket, Basler, €310, at Arnotts

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& OTHER STORIES

Dinosaur Button Knit Cardigan, €79, at & Other Stories

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AND TATE

Black Italian cotton desk to dinner shirt, €325, at And Tate

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