4 Outfits to Wear When It’s Hot AF Outdoors and Cold Indoors

Everybody knows the age-old summer outfit conundrum: What do you wear when it’s scorching-hot outside and freezing inside? Yahoo Style is here to solve that problem with four different solutions. Essentially, it all comes down to which fabrics you choose, layering in smart ways, and simply storing an extra sweater at your desk.

Click the gallery above for four ways you can dress for hot summer days and still survive your arctic office.

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Choose a lightweight coat

A lightweight coat makes all the difference during a hot summer day and in a cold office interior. Slip it on and off with ease whenever you’re feeling a bit chilly or warm. Pair it with a long maxidress and statement accessories for an on-trend summer outfit.


Kahlo Jacket, $225, aritzia.com


Topstitch Corset Midi Dress, $80, topshop.com

Young Frankk

Hand Earrings, $76, needsupply.com

Mercedes Castillo

Costanzah, $425, mercedescastillo.com

Simon Miller

Bonsai 15 Mini Nubuck Bucket Bag, $390, net-a-porter.com

Opt for the half-sweater

For Sonia Rykiel’s “Rykiel Forever” capsule collection, the French brand introduced chic “half-sweaters” that look like a traditional sweater but function more like a scarf. Tie the half-sweater around your shoulders for a French-girl look when you’re feeling a little cold. Add in a top handle bag and gold accessories, and you’ll be set for the day.

Sonia Rykiel

175 Saint Germain Half Sweater, $310, soniarykiel.com

Pomelo Fashion

Ji-Soo Striped Button Up Shirt, $39, pomelofashion.com


Textured Cotton Wrap-Over Skirt, $115, cosstores.com


Braided Slingback, $30, hm.com


Thin Screw Cuff Bracelet in Gold, $195, miansai.com


Embossed City Bag With Fastening Detail, $56, Zara.com

Jennifer Fisher

1” Side Flat Plate Hoop Earrings, $265, jenniferfisherjewelry.com

Choose an airy dress

Airy, billowy dresses make the perfect summer garment. They are lightweight, breathable, and extremely comfortable. Tie a loose crewneck sweater around your waist, and you can slip it on when it gets chilly in the office. Opt for one that has an open back so you don’t feel too constricted.


Long Striped Tunic, $70, zara.com

French Connection

Twist Back Shaker Jumper, $95, frenchconnection.com


The Classic Rose Gold/Navy Watch, $249, linjer.co

The Kooples

Iconic Emily Bag Mini Version in Midnight Blue, $375, thekooples.com


The Modern Babo, $145, everlane.com

Store an office sweater

The easiest way to combat cold office temperatures is to keep a sweater draped around your chair. Opt for a cardigan so that you can easily wrap it around your shoulders, as opposed to pulling it over your head, and avoid unnecessary bunching underneath.

Comme des Garçons

Red Play Ladies’ Cardigan in Red, $390, doverstreetmarket.com


Sleeveless Blouse, $35, hm.com

& Other Stories

Relaxed-Fit Raw Edge Jeans, $85, stories.com


Rozanne Tote, $268, hobobags.com


Sunglasses, $315, jplusvision.com

Sam Edelman

Augustine Gingham Canvas Slippers, $120, net-a-porter.com

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