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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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,
Topstitch Corset Midi Dress, $80,
Hand Earrings, $76,
Bonsai 15 Mini Nubuck Bucket Bag, $390,
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,
Ji-Soo Striped Button Up Shirt, $39,
Textured Cotton Wrap-Over Skirt, $115,
Braided Slingback, $30,
Thin Screw Cuff Bracelet in Gold, $195,
Embossed City Bag With Fastening Detail, $56,
1” Side Flat Plate Hoop Earrings, $265,
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,
Twist Back Shaker Jumper, $95,
The Classic Rose Gold/Navy Watch, $249,
Iconic Emily Bag Mini Version in Midnight Blue, $375,
The Modern Babo, $145,
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.
Red Play Ladies’ Cardigan in Red, $390,
Sleeveless Blouse, $35,
Relaxed-Fit Raw Edge Jeans, $85,
Rozanne Tote, $268,
Augustine Gingham Canvas Slippers, $120,