You know that time of the year when your office decides it’s starting to get hot and cranks the AC. That time of the year for us is now. With that in mind (all day long), I figured I’d share how to dress if your office is the same. So far what I’ve gathered from friends is that their office is like that too.
We have the best office managers, so anytime it’s freezing or too hot, we chat them and they can get the building to adjust it in a day or two. But, it still takes a bit of time. I also keep a jacket and blanket at my desk for those days where it’s really out of hand. The blanket + jacket combo is definitely key for days where the sunshine when getting ready makes you forget what it feels like to sit in an office all day! Really making an office sound appealing over here, huh?
I’m not going to lie, I love working from an office. There are so many people around you keeping you both focused and entertained. Especially if you have a great culture like my company, rewardStyle!
Honestly, the main downside to the office environment is the artificial lighting and different temperature preferences. Other than getting more windows in your office (thanks for all the windows rS), dressing for your office is the best fix we can talk about here.
Now for Spring, there are a couple of ways you can go about dressing for your office. I am typically not going outside after or during work, so I mainly dress for my office, but there are also ways to dress for both the office and the outdoors. I’ll list a sort of *shopping* list, if you will, below:
- Shorts that are long enough for the office
- Pants – try getting different materials to wear them all year round, or at least more summery materials or prints for when it’s warm out
- Long sleeve shirt – the key here is to pick either lightweight long sleeve shirts or thicker, brighter colored sweaters
- Short sleeve shirts – anything basic will do
- Blazer – perfect to throw over any basic tee
- Cardigan – for those days that you just want to wrap in a blanket, but still look cute
- Hat – adding a hat is perfect for those days you don’t feel like fixing your hair and to keep you warm. Stay away from the wool hats for Spring + Summer and opt for a straw hat instead
- Closed-toe shoes – like keds or mules
Now that you have a few of these options, you are able to mix and match all of these – pair a blazer, skirt, and short sleeve tee. Or try putting that colorful sweater with a white skirt, etc. Remember, when you’re pairing sweaters with anything, try to pick something with a bit more color to really ‘Spring’ it up. Try also avoiding velvets, leather, or fur.