During this time of year, the air starts getting chilly, yet many businesses aren’t quite ready to crank the heat. Or maybe your office is just always cold and you’re over it!
I am not one to settle for chilliness at the office and will immediately find a way to warm myself up. If you are looking for a way to warm up, here are some ideas for you to try.
1. Dress in cashmere, alpaca, and/or angora. Contrary to what many believe, wool is not the warmest fiber. Cashmere, alpaca, and angora are all much warmer than wool.
2. Bring a sweater and scarf…or better yet, keep them at the office. Pick a neutral color in both that will go with anything and look for products that contain the above fibers. Go for a basic button down sweater that is professional looking and easy to throw on over a blouse or button down shirt. Choose a pashmena style scarf or similar, not an outdoor winter scar. There is nothing wrong with adding a scarf to your office attire. It is very appropriate and fashionable. It will add to your look and help take the chill off!
3. Already doing the above and still cold? Light a candle. Many offices will allow a small burning candle at your desk. You will be amazed at how much heat that little candle can help generate. If I am really freezing, I will put the candle right in front of my keyboard and between my arms as I type. Heats me up in no time!
4. If a space heater is not an option (many businesses do not allow them as they can be a fire hazard), try a heated floor mat or foot rest. Cozy Toes makes a carpeted heated foot warmer floor mat designed specifically for the office or home that is much safer than a space heater. It uses less energy and cannot tip over. These typically range from $50-$70.
5. Foot or Toe Warmers! Yes, these are typically used by skiers, hikers, hunters, and any other outdoor winter activity. However, there is no reason you can’t use them in your heels or boots at work. Grabber offers a 40 pack of toe warmers for $74.99. That will be enough to get you through the entire winter and probably a portion of next year!