I don't know about where you work, but where I work the temperature ranges from icy to frigid, even when outside it ranges from icy to sauna. And, all that unnecessarily cold air makes me sniffly. This is where layering comes into play. I love this $10 lightly ruffled cardigan over an Amanda-type dress and or with a pencil skirt and lacy tank. Under a big giant down stadium coat. It is too a look.