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Instant Outfit Makers
We're all a bit more laid-back in the summer, but casual doesn't have to mean sloppy. Just add these polished picks and you'll be in business.

A long vest, especially worn over a flowy dress or top, gives you the structure of a blazer without the bulk. ($218;

Sandals at work? Sure, but no crazy colors or embellishments. Try a minimal, metallic slide for a chic yet professional look. ($475;

A light-as-air chickie under low-cut pieces keeps you appropriately covered and cool. An additional plus is that they hook to any bra! ($45 each;

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Adam's Don'ts: 9-to-5 Edition

If they've touched the sand, they shouldn't come to work.

Tube Tops
Never appropriate for the office.

Nude Hose
Skip them, especially with open-toed shoes.

Denim Cutoffs
Short shorts are a major no-no!

Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio D


Tank, $11;
Skirt, Nic + Zoe, $128;
Cuff, $225;
Watch, Victorinox Swiss Army, $495;
Pumps, Marc Fisher LTD, $160;
Bag, $40;

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Belted Jacket, $94;
Top, $27;
Shorts, $25;
Mules, $129;
Bracelet, $125;
Bag, Welden, $395;

Devon Jarvis/Studio D ; Mary Jane heels courtesy of SJP


Earrings, $1,750;
Top, COS, $115;
Tank $44;
Pants, $79;
Bracelets, Holst + Lee, $160 to $165 each;
Watch, Apple Watch, $699;
Mary Janes, SJP, $365;
Bag, $98;