It may be 93 degrees outside, but if you’re a woman who works in an office, you’re likely still reaching for the hot coffee and wishing you’d stashed a fleece blanket under your desk.
The reason you’re so cold at work has to do with the fact that the ages-old formula used to set office thermostats was developed around the needs of a 40-year-old, 154-pound man. So it makes sense that once you arrive at work in your sleeveless summer dress–sensible for Washington’s extreme heat and humidity–you start to freeze.
While wearing pants is a good start to keep the chill at bay, your best bet for staying warm is layering your lightweight blouses with a jacket once you’ve settled in at your desk. Though the arctic air conditioning may have you dreaming of a puffy parka, here are 17 jackets that won’t look out of place with your work wardrobe–all under $100.
This classy crepe jacket is accented with zippers for some extra flair, $24.99 at H&M.
Made with cozy sweatshirt material but structured like a motorcycle jacket, $98 at J. Crew Factory.
This crepe blazer is drapey, easy, and will go with anything, $69.90 at Zara.
This updated tweed look takes an urban twist with its moto jacket cut, $39.90 at Forever 21.
The summery stripes on this knit one-button blazer keep it seasonal, $59 at Nordstrom.
Light and simple, shrug into this waterfall front blazer whenever you get chilled, $51 at ASOS.
More blanket than jacket, this jacquard cape scarf will keep you snug, $60 at Topshop.
This cozy mesh stitch open cardigan will warm you right up, $79.50 at Ann Taylor.
It’s never too soon to start breaking out the suede, and this perforated faux suede jacket will transition right into fall, $88 at Bloomingdale’s.
Look professional without defaulting to a basic blazer, $29.90 at Forever 21.
Make a statement (besides the obvious, “I’m cold.”) with this dark floral print duster, $85 at Topshop.
Cozy without looking too wintery, this wide-ruled knit blazer is your new work BFF, $98 at Anthropologie.
A slouchy boyfriend blazer in a bright color can dress up any outfit, $74 at Nordstrom.
This is practically a blanket. But you can call it a cape if it makes you feel better about wearing it at work, $76 at South Moon Under.
A little bit of edge with this classic cut makes the Stafford zipper jacket a great choice, $54 at Francesca’s.
This casual drapey cargo jacket is a perfect pick for the office–and happy hour after, $89.50 at LOFT.
If it looks like sweatshirt material and feels like sweatshirt material, but it’s cut like workwear, you need it at your side, $59.90 at Uniqlo.
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