Space heaters, fireplaces, blankets galore—keeping warm in the comfort of your own home shouldn’t be a chore. But if you’re spending a good chunk of the day in a building where you don’t control the thermostat, things get a little more complicated.
That brings us to staying warm at work. While dress codes vary, wearing a full winter parka in your cubicle isn’t particularly professional—or practical. Consider instead a few of these stealthy ways to keep out the cold while you’re on the clock.
Silk long underwear is your best choice for adding warmth to any dress code. Silk is a natural insulator, which retains body heat even as it wicks away moisture. The light weight and soft, sliding texture of silk allows it be slipped under a full suit or jeans and a tee with total ease. We make our long underwear shirt longer in the back, so you can tuck it in without fear of it poking out later.
You may not be able to import your fireplace from home, but you can also bring a throw blanket to the office. With so many warming fabrics to pick from—fleece, wool, ringspun cotton, the best call may be to bring a couple. You can even lend them to fellow coworkers showing signs of the shivers. Just add a monogram so you can claim any blankets that inevitably get misplaced. If that seems a little too, “I’ve given up” for you, opt for a cozy poncho in a soft acrylic or luxurious cashmere.
If it comes to this, you may just want to speak to the boss about increasing the heat a little bit. Nevertheless, EZ Touch™ Gloves can both prevent your fingers from turning frosty and allow you to finish the day’s work. The gloves are made from a warm wool blend, and EZ Touch™ tech located at the fingers won’t hinder your ability to work a keyboard or a smartphone screen (it will not, however, increase your concentration).