No, I don't live in California with endless beautifully warm weather. I live in Canada and go to a university with poor heating systems. So realistically, wearing an open-back sweater here isn't too practical. My back was pretty cold while sitting in class, but it's okay because I cuddled up with my backpack on my lap for warmth. I kinda wish we had stools though so I could show off the back of this Sway Chic top instead of hiding it behind chairs with backs to them.