When we left the office (desk plants and all) last March, most of us probably could\u2019ve never anticipated the weight that the term \u201cwork from home\u201d would soon carry. As weeks turned to months and months turned to seasons, we all had to make adjustments to our \u201cnormal\u201d routines to create makeshift home offices, meet with coworkers through the computer screen, and find a balance between dressing comfortably at home and looking polished enough to lead a video call. For Marie Claire \u2019s Editor-in-Chief, Sally Holmes, managing the stress of the new work routine has come down to a combination of fresh air, walk breaks, and leaning into a WFH wardrobe that looks and feels good. Check out three of the ways Holmes has made working from home work for her. Balance style and comfort Though we probably all initially basked in being able to wear sweatpants \u201cat work,\u201d Holmes learned within the first few weeks of working from her Brooklyn apartment that she felt work mode came easier when she\u2019d shower and get dressed in \u201creal person clothes.\u201d \u201cI want to look good, but I also really want to feel good,\u201d Holmes says, which is why she chooses outfits and shoes that are comfortable enough to wear at her desk, but can easily take her outside the apartment when she\u2019s ready for a break. \u201cThere are so many things to think about right now and so many uncertainties, and the last thing I want to do is have to worry about the pair of shoes I\u2019m wearing when I want to leave the house in a rush or just go around the corner.\u201d A pair she gravitates to? The SOREL Joan Uptown Lace Bootie , which Holmes calls \u201ca sneak-attack smart shoe\u201d because it feels cool and trendy, but the wedge makes it actually comfortable. She pairs it with an oversized, menswear-inspired button-down and a pair of simple black jeans. \u201cThe wedges are a great fit with this look thanks to the borrowed-from-the-boys vibes from the lace-ups and feminine (and comfortable!) wedge silhouette,\u201d she says. Step away and get some fresh air Taking a break during the day has always been essential, but Holmes says perhaps now more than ever. \u201cIn the office, taking a break feels more organic because you\u2019re moving around all day, going from one meeting to another,\u201d she says. \u201cIf I\u2019m not thinking about it at home, I could spend all day just sitting in front of my computer without getting up.\u201d That\u2019s why when she has time in between meetings, she likes to spend 15 minutes or so getting out of the apartment to grab a sandwich for lunch or just taking time outside to reset. For these types of quick afternoon breaks, Holmes likes to wear the SOREL Lennox Chelsea Bootie \u2014they're easy to pull on, sturdy, and ideal for rain or snow, too. The booties can be dressed up or down, but Holmes like to style them with a simple pair of jeans. \u201cI love a cropped pant with the Lennox boot to really show off the style\u2014it has such a classic feel.\u201d Decompress at the end of the day When things start wrapping up for the day, Holmes likes to walk to Brooklyn Bridge Park and take one of her last work calls, listen to a podcast, or catch up with a friend. On these evening walks, you\u2019ll likely find Holmes wearing the SOREL Kinetic\u2122 LITE Strap Sneaker . \u201cIt\u2019s comfortable, yet elevated, and makes a throw-it-on-and-not-think-about-it look feel more polished,\u201d she says, which is particularly important for her, as she aims to separate her work day from her time in the evenings. \u201cWhen I\u2019m wearing comfier clothes to work, I try to choose athleisure pieces that are a little nicer or more put-together than what I\u2019d work out in,\u201d she says. Take this tan leggings and sweatshirt monochrome look, for example. Paired with the SOREL sneaks, the athleisure outfit is the perfect post-work park stroll uniform.