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
Hand Earrings, $76, needsupply.com
Costanzah, $425, mercedescastillo.com
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.
175 Saint Germain Half Sweater, $310, soniarykiel.com
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
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
Twist Back Shaker Jumper, $95, frenchconnection.com
The Classic Rose Gold/Navy Watch, $249, linjer.co
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
Augustine Gingham Canvas Slippers, $120, net-a-porter.com