Top tips for staying warm at work

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.

Add a silk base layer

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.

Keep a throw blanket (or two) at your work station

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.

Consider EZ Touch Gloves

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).

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