What Is ‘Workleisure’? A Guide to Shopping the New Hybrid Workwear Category

Since the very first pandemic lockdowns in 2020, office culture has been completely upended. (By that May, a third of America’s workforce was working from home.) But it hasn’t been eliminated: This year, many workers entered into hybrid arrangements, agreeing to go to the office a certain number of days per week. Meanwhile, the “great resignation” has pushed dress code violations down pretty low on the list of fireable offenses. 

“In the current climate, when the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level since the pandemic took hold, employees might think: My employer is lucky to have me, so why should I wear pants that zip?” wrote Sapna Maheshwari in The New York Times.