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    29 Sweaters To Keep You Warm If Your Office Is Freezing

    The best time to buy a sweater is ALL the time — especially when you're frozen at your desk.

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    It's a universal fact that as soon as it gets hot outside, offices everywhere turn into frozen tundras, and you end up sitting at your desk all day wishing you had 100 layers on.


    (^Actual footage of my coworker the other day.)

    You can't wear sweaters outside since it's so dang hot, so here are the sweaters to buy and keep at your desk so you won't freeze to death.

    Side note: These are also great fall transitional sweaters!

    1. A lightweight sweater so simple and cute, all your friends (and very cold coworkers) will be asking you where you got it.

    Promising review: "This sweater is comfortable and just the right weight for air-conditioning. Most days I should be able to wear it to and from the car in a humid climate. It's great length if you're average height. Not bulky with a light blouse underneath. A nice solution for looking professional in public but not stuffy." —GIRLREVIEW22686

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $24.97 (available in sizes XS- 2XL and in five colors).

    2. A duster cardigan with extra length so you can keep your legs warm when you inevitably forget how cold the office is and attempt to wear a dress.

    Promising review: "It's summer, and all women who work in an offices know what that really means; it's actually winter, which means we are frozen while at work. I was determined not to suffer all summer long. I went on a shopping adventure, but I couldn't find an open-front sweater cardigan anywhere. I was going to give up and suffer. But then I found this sweater, and I must say, ladies, I found my personal happiness. The sweater kept me warm. I was productive. I even smiled when the annoying coworker asked me a question. The sweater was more than miraculous. And get this, it was not heavy. It was comfy all day long, and when my knees got a little nippy, I had the extra fabric to cover. The sleeves were the perfect length, and it accented my outfit nicely." —Brick

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (available in one-size-fits-most, and in beige and navy).

    3. Or this splurgeworthy option with a hood you can pull up on those days when it's so cold you can't feel your face.

    Promising review: "I still cannot believe how comfortable and cozy this sweater is. It is nice, and you can still dress it up and wear to work. It truly feels like you are wearing a robe! LOVE THIS! I am now a barefoot dreams believer!" —Kristing22

    Get it from Nordstrom for $114 (available in sizes XS/S, M, L/XL, and in five colors).

    4. A cozy cardigan that's so soft and will probably make you blush from how warm it keeps you during the day.

    Promising review: "This cardigan is perfect for air-conditioned offices. It's basically a warm hug and a blanket with sleeves. I highly recommended it if you're into comfortable clothing :)" —meitene

    Get it from Madewell for $98 (available in sizes XXS-3XL).

    5. An oversized sweater to show how dead you feel inside when the office is approximately -30 degrees.

    Get it from Modcloth for $65 (available in sizes XXS-4X).

    6. A dolman-sleeve sweater with pockets you can turn into snack holes to really help you get through the workday.

    Promising review: "I love slouchy sweaters, and this one is extra comfortable. It's the perfect weight for summer for inside cold air-conditioned rooms. It looks cute with about everything." —Driverly

    Get it from Old Navy for $26 (originally $36.99, available in sizes XS-XXL and in four colors).

    7. A jersey knit cardi that will keep you looking profresh (and also fresh and warm) during a presentation.

    Promising review: "This sweater is cute and comfy. I purchased this in light pink as well as red. I work in an office where I have to dress in layers due to changing temperature throughout the day. These will get a lot of wear. I love the ruched sleeve and slouchy pockets. It gives this cardigan unique features."—llmegs

    Get it from Nordstrom for $38.86 (originally $58, available in sizes XXS-XXL and in five colors).

    8. An open poncho to create the perfect dupe: People will think you look really cute, but you're actually just wearing a huge blanket.,

    Promising review: "I bought this eight months ago, and I keep it in my office (which, like most of corporate America, is typically left at Arctic temperatures). I wear it almost daily. It has held up extremely well, and I'm always surprised when I catch a glimpse at my reflection to realize that it looks really wonderful and stylish layered over pretty much any outfit. I highly recommend it. I bought the purple/black combo, and the colors are as expected." —Healthy Curls

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in six colors).

    9. A cotton-blend cardigan that will keep you from turning blue.

    Promising review: "This sweater is great for the office to keep warm when they crank up the AC. It looks good with everything!" —kab

    Get it from Walmart for $14 (originally $16.98; available in sizes S-XL and in blue, white, and green).

    10. A fleece cardigan to make you feel like you never left your bed and that will go with literally everything you own.

    Promising review: "You'll want to live in this cardigan. It is beyond soft. It drapes well, and you can even dress it up with a belt. It's the perfect light-layer weight for taking on a plane or keeping at the office." —Carrie08

    Get it from Anthropologie for $88 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in five colors).

    11. A cute cardi that will help you earn your ~stripes~ in the office because you'll actually be able to focus on your work.

    Promising review: "My office building temperature changes every day, so I've had to learn how to layer outfits to make sure I'm comfortable. This sweater is perfect to wear in the office. It's lightweight to keep me cool, but I'm still warm enough on the chiller days. It's super soft too! I love it!!!"—KB

    Get it from Old Navy for $26+ (available in sizes XS-XXL, in regular, tall, and petite, and in seven colors).

    12. A classic black cardigan, which you actually can't go wrong with because black goes with literally everything.

    Promising review: "I had been looking everywhere for a summer sweater to wear indoors when the AC is set to freeze. This cardigan is perfect. It goes with shorts, jeans, and dresses. It's lightweight and loose enough to slide over anything I want to wear, but not so loose as to be sloppy. Now I can be warm and stylish." —World Traveler

    Get it from Lou & Gray for $64.99+ (available in sizes XXS-XL and in black and white).

    13. A cable-knit sweater that doubles as a coat for maximum warmth while still looking professional.

    Promising review: "This jacket is perfect. It is big and comfy and so warm. It is a heavier material than I anticipated, so I’m happy with quality. I will say that I had to wash it twice with the 'in-washer scent beads' to get the packaging smell out of it, but after that I’ve had no issue. I bought this jacket to have at work because I freeze to death at the hospital but need something versatile to take on and off and also not look unprofessional. Not only did I end up loving this for work but I wear it everywhere else too. It’s perfect and has held up well in the wash. The pockets aren’t very deep, but I can’t complain. They hold my car keys and my chapstick. That’s all I really need anyway." —Marina

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 11 colors).

    14. A camo cardi to help you avoid interacting with you coworkers because you'll camoflage into your surroundings, and they won't be able to see you.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $128 (available in sizes XS-L and regular and petite).

    15. This cocoon cardigan, which is a a must(ard)-have and a perfect addition to your go-to work outfit.

    Promising review: "This sweater has become my very favorite way to keep warm at work! The fabric is very soft but not itchy in any way. The sweater is long and looks great with jeans, leggings, and fitted capri pants. The sleeves are a little long, but since the fabric is so forgiving you could easily go with a smaller size if it bothers you. The seams are well made, so it looks like I will be enjoying this piece for a long time." —Angelina P

    Get it from Target for $22.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in nine colors).

    16. An open cardigan that will ~ruffle~ your feathers and make you the most stylish bird in the office.

    Promising review: "It's a cute-looking cardigan in a nice pink color. The fit and length are good. It's good for the chilly summer evenings or to wear in a cold office." —Anne

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $24.97 (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    17. A chic chunky knit to make any look stand out while it works hard to keep you cozy.

    Get it from River Island for $40 (original price $72; available in sizes 14/16, 18/20, 22/24).

    18. A tie sweater that will have you saying "olive you" to it every day you put it on.

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough how much I love this cardigan!! I have three and wear one of them nearly every day. It's a really nice weight and works easily for summer and will transition nicely to fall. I'm 5'3" and it falls past my butt to nearly my mid-thigh. I'm 145 pounds and generally wear a small. I ordered this in a small, and it fit perfectly. I'd buy this cardigan in a heartbeat if it came in more colors." —sbar26

    Get it from Target for $24.99 (available in sizes XS-XXL and in four colors).

    19. This cardigan to have you looking so ~sharp~, you'll probably impress your boss.

    Promising review: "I got this cardigan as a gift, and I couldn't be happier with it. It's a great medium weight, which makes it easy to warm up or cool down, depending on what you wear underneath. The color is fantastic. I particularly love that the cactus print is allover, not just on the front. I've had some issues with Modcloth-branded cardigans being a little long in the arms, but this one fit perfectly."—squirreltooth

    Get it from Modcloth for $49 (available in sizes XXS-3X) or for $49 (available in sizes M, L, 1X, 2X).

    20. A pullover with more than 700 reviews attesting to how versatile and comfortable it is — it's perfect to keep at your desk and throw on at a moment's notice.

    Promising review: "This is a perfect sweater! I absolutely love this piece and plan to purchase it in other colors. It’s comfortable, but it also has a polished, put-together look. I’ll wear all the time, including work and on the weekends."—Etct22

    Get it from Everlane for $68 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in six colors).

    21. Or a spirited cardigan so you can pretend you're at Hogwarts drinking Butterbeer instead of finishing that report.

    Promising review: "This sweater is everything I wanted. This is my first piece of Harry Pottery apparel, and it is PERFECT. It's crazy soft and smart enough to wear in the office. My only regret is that it has no pockets, but it's not a deal-breaker." — Miette1012

    Get it from Torrid for $32.94 (originally $54.90; available in sizes L-5X and in Hufflepuff and Slytherin).

    22. This open-knit sweater that'll have your head in the clouds because you'll be such a comfortable temperature.

    Promising review: "The open stitching gives this cardigan a lot of breathability. I work in an office, so this was perfect for when I'm a little chilly from them pumping A/C in there, and it's lightweight enough I could probably leave it on when I walk outside or stick it in my bag. I'm so happy I purchased this product. It doesn't look on me like it does on the models in the pictures — I found this to look more like a cocoon style when I wear it." —Sixty

    Get it from Lou & Grey for $59.50 (available in sizes XS-XXL).

    23. A cardigan with a subtle ribbed detail along the bottom and sleeves to make it not so ordinary.


    Promising review: "This sweater is made of nice material. It's not flimsy. It hangs beautifully and has a lovely striped design in the front and back. It looks great on, just like in the picture. I'm very pleased." —Marlaina

    Get it from Walmart for $14.98 (originally $16.98; available in sizes S-XXL and in four colors).

    24. A shag sweater, because covering up when it's cold doesn't mean that you have to stop being the most fashionable person in the office.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $50 (originally $100; available in sizes XS-L and in red and black).

    25. A leopard-print cardi for when things get a little ~wild~ during your Friday happy hour.

    Get it from ASOS for $35 (available in sizes 2-8).

    26. A sweater that will color-block all the haters at the office who are just jealous of how warm you are.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $55 (available in XXS-XL).

    27. A vintage-style cardigan to help you live out all your Mad Men office fantasies. (Sorry, Don Draper does not come with.)

    Promising review: "I'm happy with this unique cardigan. It's well-made, bright, and a fresh color. It has a body-hugging fit. I think it's one of my favorite UV purchases. I had hoped to wear it as it is shown with a cute skirt, but my torso is too short to wear it like this, so I pair it with a cute pair of jeans instead."—Courtney

    Get it from Unique Vintage for $52 (available in sizes S-2XL).

    28. A poncho you can throw over whatever you have on. It's essentially a giant blanket, and what's not to love about that?

    Get it from Nordstrom for $135 (available in one-size-fits-most and in grey and camel).

    29. Or a sweater that will help the day ~zip~ by because you won't be focused on how much you're shivering.

    Promising review: "I love how this fits! It's a unique piece that's still classy enough to rock at my office job, but not too dressed up for a movie night or chill plans after hours. Keep in mind that this is thin; it won't protect you from a blizzard by any means, but it's a nice light layer." —Mikaela Raela Bo Baela

    Get it from Modcloth for $16.97+ (originally $55; available in sizes XXS, S-4X and in four colors).

    Warm happy dance not included with purchase, but it is encouraged!


    The reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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