Style + Fantastic Finds

The Find: A Not Sad Desk-Chair Sweater

My office is always cold, so I keep a desk sweater on my chair at all times.  It was the same when I worked on Capitol Hill, in my clinic office, and at my state office.  But not all desk-chair sweaters are created equal.

The sweater needs to be in a neutral color.  It needs to fit loosely enough to layer over work attire.  And it can’t be something you care about worrying, because between co-workers with cups of coffee and rushed lunches, anything could happen to it.

That’s why this Express Chunky Knit Cardigan in silver or black is perfect.  The balloon sleeve keeps your arms from getting tight if you’re wearing a blazer (because typing when you can’t bend your elbows is great).  And the sweater is warm without being stifling.

Express has some great sweaters right now in styles that can roll into spring with ease.  This open-stitch dolman sleeve sweater would look great over a silky camisole with a wide leg trouser.  Their mixed stitch tunic sweater has a beachy vibe to it that is really cool.  And for an easy work outfit, I would layer this wrap sweater over a simple sleeveless sheath dress.

Plus-size?  I like this Universal Thread cardigan and this Who What Wear cardigan.  Petite?  This Liz Claiborne sweater is an affordable option.  Maternity?  Try this A Pea in the Pod cardigan.

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  1. Jen says:

    I was browsing a neighboring city’s downtown last week and came across a sale on these Barefoot Dreams sweaters. I was able to nab this for 40% off, and I LOVE it. Chose the midnight color, as I’m spill-prone, and I feel so very adult when I toss it on. Softest item I own.

    February 4, 2020/Reply