7 Warming Essentials for When Your Office Feels Like a Freezer
Must-have office accessories that will help you survive a sub-zero workplace.
Summer is the season for weekend getaways, frozen cocktails, and heat waves that make it hard to tell the difference between your daily commute and your hot yoga class. When it feels like a furnace outside, it’s only natural for your colleagues to combat the stifling heat by blasting the office A/C. However, the war over the thermostat can quickly turn your stuffy cubicle into what can only be described as the Arctic tundra.
While low temperatures can feel like a breath of fresh air when you arrive for the day, a chilly office might actually decrease your productivity. From layering sweaters and jackets to breaking out the space heater stashed under your desk, the struggle to stay warm in the office is real (and frustrating). If your over-air-conditioned office is beginning to affect your work, turn to these seven warming essentials that'll keep you cozy year-round.
Therapedic Faux Fur Electric Throw Blanket
An electric blanket may be the most effective remedy for staying cozy in a thermostat-induced polar vortex. Lay it across your lap or wrap it around your shoulders on days when the A/C is at teeth-chattering levels.
To buy: $70; bedbathandbeyond.com.
Everlane The Soft Cotton Wrap Cardigan
When you spend your days in a frigid office, mastering the art of layering is key. This everyday cardigan is as flattering as it is versatile, and will easily become the envy of your co-workers.
To buy: $75; everlane.com.
Ember Ceramic Mug
You may be unable to control the thermostat, but you can keep your morning brew at the perfect temperature with Ember's sleek and tech-savvy ceramic mug.
To buy: $80; amazon.com.
Cashmere Fingerless Gloves
Excessive temps call for extra accessories. These practical cashmere gloves are imperative when your icy hands are up against an overcrowded inbox.
To buy: $50; maisoncashmere.com.
Dyson Hot + Cool Fan Heaters
Give the rundown space heater under your desk a serious upgrade with this sleek Dyson option that can heat up frigid cubicles in mere minutes.
To buy: $348; walmart.com.
SmartWool Women's Hike Ultra Light Socks
While we don't advise wearing them with summer-ready sandals, these wool socks will be your secret weapon to survive the cold.
To buy: $15; amazon.com.
Kupx Heated Seat Cushion Pad
Feel the warmth flood in with just one press of a button. This heated chair pad will keep you cozy no matter the season—just make sure your coworkers don't try to play musical chairs.
To buy: $49; amazon.com.