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Return-to-workplace plans are rolling out across the country, and the new Monday-to-Friday looks different for everyone. Some people are back full-time while others are allowed to work from home indefinitely. And still others (like us goop staffers!) are experimenting with a hybrid model. Whichever camp you fall into, you’ll likely need a few new pieces to float you through fall—luckily, these sweaters can skew corporate, cozy, or somewhere in between, depending on how you style them.
Firing off emails from the couch or seeing friendly faces IRL: They’re both made better by an inconspicuously cozy, cotton-wool one-and-done. Accessorize as needed with blue-light glasses, above-the-waist shine, and the bag you bought in anticipation of this very moment.
STAUD BAG, goop, $375;
SOPHIE RATNER STUDS, goop, $750;
STAUD BOOTS, goop, $575.
ALEX MILL JUMPSUIT, goop, $185.
CADDIS GLASSES, goop, $95;
SOPHIE RATNER BRACELET, goop, $890;
DEIJI STUDIOS SLIDES, goop, $268.
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Polished yet relaxed. Hardworking yet humble. Unflinchingly adaptable, no matter what you throw at it. We’re talking about the classic button-down-and-sweater combo. Team it with jeans when stepping out into the world; slip into silk boxers the minute you get home.
NILI LOTAN SHIRT, goop, $350;
KHAITE JEANS, goop, $380;
HEREU BOOTS, goop, $590.
MIDDLE: ALEX MILL SWEATER, goop, $165.
G. LABLE BUNNY RUFFLE-TRIM SWEATER, goop, $395;
G. LABEL WAYNE BOXER SHORTS, goop, $295;
NILI LOTAN SHIRT, goop, $575.
On days packed with meetings and client calls, this smoke-hued staple can be dressed up with culottes, boots, and a means-business bag. On all other days, we love it with leggings and a low-key updo (bonus points for using the world’s sleekest hair tie).
G. LABEL YANG HIGH-CUFF TURTLENECK SWEATER, goop, $595;
G. LABEL CALEB WIDE-LEG PLEATED CULOTTES, goop, $495;
JW ANDERSON CHAIN LOAFERS, goop, $595;
WANDLER BAG, goop, $595;
A.P.C. X GOOP HOPE CULOTTES, goop, $265;
ULLA JOHNSON BOOTS, goop, $850
MARIA MCMANUS LEGGINGS, goop, $490;
DEBORAH PAGANI HAIR CUFF, goop, $90;
G. LABEL EMILY YELLOW GOLD AND PAVÉ SPLIT EARRINGS, goop, $895;
BIRKENSTOCK SLIDES, goop, $165;
TOTEME SWEATER, goop, $830
Aside from being wearable serotonin, sweaters with big sleeve energy also function as conversation starters—something for your coworkers to compliment while you’re waiting for everyone else to join the meeting.
ULLA JOHNSON PULLOVER, goop, $445;
ULLA JOHNSON BOOTS, goop, $550;
G. LABEL HARLOW A-LINE DENIM MINISKIRT, goop, $275.
SARA WEINSTOCK HUGGIES, goop, $1,100;
ULLA JOHNSON PANTS, goop, $445;
JW ANDERSON SLIDES, goop, $595.
Our long-standing obsession with La DoubleJ started with kaleidoscopic dresses and only deepened when we discovered the brand’s sweaters. Woven from the plushest-ever alpaca wool, this ’70s-esque knit is the perfect complement to pleated trousers, pajama shorts, whatever.
LA DOUBLEJ SWEATER, goop, $415;
LOEFFLER RANDALL LOAFERS, goop, $325;
TOVE TROUSERS, goop, $330.
LAURA LOMBARDI NECKLACE, goop, $158;
NILI LOTAN SWEATSHORTS, goop, $195;
JW ANDERSON SLIDES, goop, $595.
Flying in the face of the no-white-after-Labor-Day rule, this cream cardigan is effortlessly chic buttoned over a slip dress (we’re partial to this G. Label one) or worn open with a tank top and shorts (leather, loungy—do what feels right).
TOTEME TANK, goop, $120;
TOVE SHORTS, goop, $880;
JOSEPH FLATS, goop, $455.
MIDDLE: GANNI CARDIGAN, goop, $325.
G. LABEL AVA CASHMERE TANK TOP, goop, $395;
PRASI FINE JEWELRY CHAIN, goop, $2,430;
G. LABEL VAUGHT SWEATSHORTS, goop, $195.