I know you what I’m talking about: You wake up. It’s a gorgeous sunny day! *happy dance* You get dressed in your most-favorite summer work dress (I’m looking at you you pretty little gingham peplum dress). … And then you get to your office and it’s absolutely freezing. I have no idea why it’s the case that nearly everyone’s office/ work place is freezing, but it certainly is. So, today I wanted to talk about what to wear to a freezing office in the summer.
Dressing for spring/summer work days can be extremely frustrating because you want to feel ‘summery’ and manage to not melt while commuting to the office, but once at the office you don’t want to feel cold all day. No small feat!
So, what to wear to a freezing office in the summer!? My personal go to is a pair of white pants or culottes – these flared white pants are one of my new favorite pairs – and a cashmere sweater in a light color. The white pants will keep your legs warm despite the cold office temps, but of course they look summery. Cashmere is a light enough fabric that you can get to the office in a cashmere sweater without getting too overheated, but it will keep you warm in the air conditioning.
To keep the look spring/summer ready opt for a cashmere sweater in a summer shade. Pastels like lilac or blush are perfect, but if you’re more of a fan of bold colors yellow or pink would look perfect as well. My lilac sweater is unfortunately sold out, but I’ll link up some other lilac cashmere sweaters below (and some other some colored cashmere sweaters as well!)
To accessorize my standard “what to wear to a freezing office in the summer” look, I always go with white heels. I’ve been wearing these white heels non-stop this summer; to work and on date nights. They are super affordable and yet are incredibly comfortable. Other than my #1 most comfortable wear-to-work black heels (which you can read about in my guide to the most comfortable high heels) these are probably my 2nd most comfortable heels. Definitely not something I expected for the price, so I was so pleasantly surprised.
I also love white nail polish in the summer. It feels summery and youthful, while still being professional. I so highly recommend the Essie “Marshmallow” polish. It is white, not cream, but it’s a bit more muted than a stark white so it looks white on your nails without looking like you’ve basically just used white out to paint your nails.
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