Layering Options for the Cold, Air-Conditioned Office
As the temperatures rise outside, the office AC gets cranked down. The men still complain they are hot, while the women are all freezing. Am I right, ladies?!
So this week I’ve been asked for versatile layering options, specifically something that can be kept at the office and will match almost any outfit. Tall demand, so I’m giving you five options to choose from.
Option 1: The Long Belted Grey Blazer
This piece is incredibly versatile and a perfect layering blazer for skirts, dresses and pants. Grey goes with everything so you shouldn’t have any problems worrying about this not matching your outfit. The belted waist and collared neckline give this piece a sophisticated look. It’s also extremely comfortable (SPANDEX!) AND affordable, coming in at only $39.99! I would call this a crossover between a trench coat and a blazer. A perfect solution to keeping you warm!
OPTION 2: The Neutral Cardigan
This lightweight cardigan is perfect for summer. The heather oatmeal and vintage champagne are classic & clean neutrals, while the length of the cardigan sits perfectly at bum’s length. (Not too short, not too long) This makes it a perfect piece to have on hand as it will work with dresses, pants and skirts.
OPTION 3: The Shawl Cardigan
This open-weave cardigan is a perfect layering option because it not only creates a sheer silhouette, but it is also extremely practical in that it can crossover from work to weekend. Style this cardigan up with a dress or down with a pair of jeans or shorts. Either way, this neutral cardigan is a perfect addition to a summer wardrobe.
- Shawl Cardigan
- Tiered Maxi Dress
- Black & White Blouse
- Wide Leg Black Pants (These are the best!)
- Striped Dress
OPTION 4: The Basic Black Blazer
You can never go wrong with black. It’s a timeless + classic neutral that is bold but subtle. (And the slimming effect doesn’t hurt either!) According to reviews, this drape style is modern, lightweight and extremely professional looking. While this is a more expensive option on the list, it’s a high quality blazer that is perfect for the summer months. Bonus: it’s currently 30% + 40% off making it only $34.00!
OPTION 5: The Zip Cutaway Blazer
This blazer is available in 3 colors, but I think the soft grey is a perfect solution for versatile and modern. Again, the grey color will go with anything and the modern cut gives this an edgier look, while still maintaining a professional dress code.
I apologize I wasn’t able to style the last 2 looks. My package was delayed and instead of waiting to publish this, I decided to go ahead anyway. The 3rd option is a great price right now and I didn’t want you all to miss out!
Let me know your thoughts! I’d love to hear if any of these work for you!