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Reddit isn't just a place to find funny memes and trawl through endless AMAs—it's actually a pretty useful site for practical fashion advice. Yes, we were pretty shocked too, but that was until we stumbled across an Ask Reddit thread titled "What are your 'it is freezing in my office but I can't wear a jacket or else I'll look weird' outfits?" We've all been there: The office has heating, but it's not quite getting rid of that -1° chill you feel in your bones. Or maybe you're one of those people who feel the cold all the time. Whatever your temperate predicament, you need some clear advice on how to stay warm but still look professional and not like Joey when he puts on all of Chandler's clothes in Friends.
For the best tips from Reddit, keep scrolling to find out what they all and shop the pieces we recommend.
#1: THERMAL UNDERWEAR
@imadoctornotaspatula: "Thermal underwear under your pants—nice and warm. Layers upon layers."
Deputy editor Emma Spedding swears by these for both skiing and everyday winter wear.
#2: TIGHTS UNDER TROUSERS
@atrueamateur: "I wear tights under trousers unabashedly. Heck, I wear tights under tights when I wear skirts."
Innovative tights brand Heist has transformed the way we think about tights. Not only do these not give you a visible line, thanks to the fact the brand stitches them in a single seamless tube, but it's promised the waistband won't slip down. Hurrah! Opt for the 80-denier pair, which is designed for those colder days.
#3: WOOL SHAWL
@oh_hi_lisa: "I have a wool shawl from (current) Banana Republic that I keep at my desk and wear over any outfit when I'm sitting down. When I'm up and about I leave it at my desk. It's super warm and a good size so I can keep it over my legs and lap as a blanket as well."
Weekday does some incredibly chic but huge scarves that are ideal for wrapping up in. Warm and stylish is the key here.
#4: DRESS LIKE A MAN
@turkishlady123456: "I've finally understood that I need to 'dress like a man,' i.e., keep my chest, wrists and ankles covered, no excuses. It was an a-ha moment for me, like why are men never cold? They never expose their ankles/wrists/chests at the office, yet women's business casual clothing always seems to be designed to do just that. So I just wrote off deep v-necks, rolled up sleeves, ankle pants and shoes that can't be worn with socks."
Much like the rest of Uniqlo's stuff, this is warm and yet still will give you style points.
#5: HOUSE SLIPPERS
@vxcosmicowl: "I keep a pair of house slippers under my desk that I wear around unless I'm going to a meeting or something."
Proof that slippers don't have to be fluffy to keep you warm. Plus, these won't look as out-of-place in the office.
Next up: seven easy winter outfit ideas you can wear to work.