Get the Look : Casual Fridays

Between the 100% humidity outside and the blasting air conditioner inside, dressing for work in the summer can be a real challenge. You've already given in to the ease of repeating outfits and basics you don't mind soaking in sweat walking from the subway. Give your tired workwear staples a break and spice things up this week with accessories that can take you straight from the office to a party in the Hamptons.

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A basic button down and tailored pants might not feel like such a sartorial leap but styling is key here. Instead of tucking in your shirt, emphasize your waist by wrapping a crossbody bag or wallet around your middle. Consider this the much more fashionable cousin of the fannypack. Add brightly colored sandals and an easy blowout to your new hands-free lifestyle and you'll be ready at any given moment to get started on the weekend.

J.Crew shirt $70
River Island pants $52
Urban Outfitters sunglasses $18
Urban Expressions bag $60
Topshop shoes $85