Five Ways To Keep Warm In The Office When The AC Gets Cranked Up

(Unfortunately, after much technical difficulty, I am finally back up + running.)

As we come closer to knowing hot weather is here to stay, we have to start preparing ourselves for that blasted air conditioning in the office. Usually, it has to be something that can easily live in your desk with no chance of wrinkling or small enough to hang somewhere without causing much intrusion. So here are five cool alternatives to your typical ‘go-to’ the the button down cardigan, for when the temperature plummets at work.

Why not kick it up a notch with this Bright Light Leather Jacket by Cleobella, available at Free People, in a beautiful bronze metallic color? Complete with cropped sleeves, asymmetrical seaming, + off-center zip closure with additional snap buttons, not only will it add that unexpected punch to any look, it can go from day to night in a blink.

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With Citizens of Humanity’s kimono-inspired Kylar Denim Jacket, available at Browns, you get the the ease of denim minus any tailoring. With its fabric belt, you’ll be able to cinch your waist, whether wearing a skirt or a pair of skinny pants, to emphasize its slouchy fit.

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As far as bomber jackets go, the possibilities are endless, as we’ve seen these past few seasons. Of course, when it comes to most offices, there’s just so little one can get away with except when it comes to chambray. With this Chambray Bomber Jacket, available at the Loft, you’ll be able to give a break to your overly polished look by scrunching up the sleeves + wearing it open.

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Now I know I’ve dismissed cardigans as your typical ‘go-to’ but this cardigan is just too good not to whip out + throw on. The Ladder Knot Cardigan by Korlekie, available at NOT JUST A LABEL, is just a stunner which might as well work double duty as a shield against all the envious looks you’ll get once you put it on. Knitted in luxurious viscose thread, this copper colored cardigan, with its sumptuous origami-like knots adorning the front opening, paired with a unique laddering technique, highlighting the contours + curves of the shoulders for an elegant look, makes it that much more blasphemous to just call it a cardigan. It also has an open slit up each side, which allows for additional comfort + ease, which can be utilized for tying or knotting the it at the front, for variety.

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And finally, there’s this Shimmer Sweater available at Zara.  A sand colored V-neck style sweater, with cuff + side slits, you’ll be able to pair this sweater with both pants + skirts, no matter what the length or width.

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