Lifestyle How to survive your crazy cold office By Melissa Kravitz email@example.com Updated May 11, 2016 12:52 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email As the temperature rises outside, it seems like offices everywhere are compensating with ridiculously cold thermostat settings. Think you don't need to bring a coat to go outside? How about inside! "It happens every summer: Offices turn on the air-conditioning, and women freeze into Popsicles," The New York Times declared last August. Freezing office syndrome is a real, uncomfortable problem plaguing workplaces throughout the city. The A/C is blasting and your summer work outfit just won't cut it when it feels like Queen Elsa is your office manager. Here are a few ways to conquer the chill! **Alternatively, you could ask someone to turn down the air ** Get a chunky blanket Photo Credit: Ohhio via Etsy You're cold and you're not going to hide it! Get the chunkiest blanket that will fit on your desk chair -- hey, let it overflow -- and cuddle up. You'll work more efficiently when you're warm (we think). Find the pictured wool blanket at etsy.com. Zip up that parka Photo Credit: Canada Goose / Calypso No room for your Canada Goose in your tiny little apartment closet? No problem! Hang it in your office and use it on the regular. You paid a fortune for that down-filled parka, warm up with it all year round. If you're looking for a new winter coat, it's a great time to find one gently used or on sale. Stock up on pashminas Photo Credit: T M Codispodi via Flickr (CC BY-SA) http://in.amny.com/1Yop0O7 If your office only has a slight chill, a pashmina purchased between midtown and Chinatown will do the trick. Try to bargain for a set price on three, so you can layer your 100% cashmere (not) street pashminas when the cold really sets in. Snuggle into a Snuggie Photo Credit: Snuggie Yes, we're going there. Forget business attire, it gets serious when you have to break out the Snuggie, which can easily slip over whatever professional outfit you're wearing to the office. A zebra pattern will really make your day more interesting! $15, mysnuggiestore.com 6. Hot tea Photo Credit: DavidsTea After shivering through your morning cold brew, switch it up to hot tea like it's winter all over again. DavidsTea sells colorful mugs with infusers perfect for that steamy cup of springtime tea. Brew up a cup of something fruity and you'll forget it's winter inside. Sweet socks Photo Credit: Happy Socks No matter what your outfit, purposely clash with the season in a pair of knee-high, colorful socks. The statement: you're freezing and you're not going to take it. Try Happy Socks for purposefully obnoxious foot coverings to keep your warm. Pull on some leg warmers Photo Credit: American Apparel The '80s are back, And no, we don't mean the temperature of your frozen desk space. If socks aren't cutting it, pull on some legwarmers for some "Flashdance"' inspired added warmth. Break into a dance to increase body heat! What a feeling. Check out American Apparel's all-season selection of colorful and professional leg warmers or visit your nearest midtown dance supply story. Consider some arm warmers Photo Credit: Kiso As seen on New York Fashion Week runways (we think), Kiso's multifunctional arm warmers (like leg warmers, but for your arms) come in a variety of colors and patterns to match and clash with any outfit. They also come in a cute little carrying case so you can have them easily at your disposal when chilly. Check out the collection at kisowear.com. By Melissa Kravitz firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.