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10 Accessories for your walking commute

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mary McCoy is a writer and social worker for disenfranchised women and children. She's a single mom, lover of Texas barbecue, and a die-hard fan of yoga

The beauty of commuting by foot

Don't resign yourself to a sweaty and unfashionable walk to work. Instead, amp up your look (from your walk all the way to your corner office) with these ten hot and practical commute accessories!
Smiling woman walking to work

The beauty of commuting by foot

Don't resign yourself to a sweaty and unfashionable walk to work. Instead, amp up your look (from your walk all the way to your corner office) with these ten hot and practical commute accessories!

1

Mondetta Performance Gear Seamless Thong

Mondetta Performance Gear Seamless Thong

Nothing says, "I'm ready to work, you guys!" quite like sweaty underwear. Seriously, though, the prospect of arriving at work with commute sweat on your unmentionables is just gross. Check out MPG's Seamless Thong for a practical undergarment that will efficiently wick your sweat away just in time for your early morning meetings. (Mondetta Performance Gear, $15)

2

Boots No7 Stay Perfect Primer

Boots No7 Stay Perfect Primer

A brisk morning walk will definitely provide your face with a rosy glow, but a glow is no good for the office if it makes your makeup turn into a puddle. Try a makeup primer like Boots No7 to ensure that your makeup stays in place for the workday. (Boots Cosmetics, $10)

3

Happy Plugs Headphones

Happy Plugs Headphones

We suggest you turn your attention to Happy Plugs' headphones for all your music and hands-free phone call needs. Happy Plugs headphones come in a rainbow of colors and styles to complete your work-ready look. (Happy Plugs, $25-$40)

4

Aventura Prairie Hills Scarf

Aventura Prairie Hills Scarf

Keep your neck and chest warm on chilly mornings with this colorful scarf by Aventura. We love that it is both practical for walking, and perfect for pairing with a blazer or even a demure wrap dress in the office. (Aventura, $21)

5

Easy Spirit in Gramercy

Easy Spirit in Gramercy

To make the trek from home to work, you need to equip your feet with comfort and style. Check out Easy Spirit's Gramercy shoes from their e360 collection for a ballet slipper that transitions beautifully from the streets to the office. The shoes are comfortable enough for a slog to work, and cute enough for happy hour. (Easy Spirit, $60)

6

Misfit Shine

Misfit Shine

Want to monitor your activity level, but don't want to look like a cyborg? We love the Misfit Shine for your activity tracking, because it's on par with other brands but just looks a lot better at the office. You can affix the activity tracker to a sport band, a necklace or a clasp as an accessory. (Misfit, $119)

7

Reviver Swipes

Reviver Swipes

Even clean garments can start to smell a little outdoorsy after a walk. Make sure your clothes smell fresh and clean with a quick rubdown with a Reviver Swipe. These handy little things are small enough for even a tiny purse, and all you have to do is run the wipe over your hair and clothing for on-the-go freshness. (Reviver, $18 for six)

8

Audible App

Audible App

Make your walk a little more interesting by brushing up on your favorite page-turners, all without packing a book. The Audible App is available through Amazon, and a monthly subscription provides you with an unlimited number of audio books that you can play directly through your smartphone. (Audible, $15 monthly)

9

Barrington Gameday
Tote

Barrington Gameday Tote

Take practical to a whole different level with the Gameday Tote from Barrington. The tote comes in an amazing variety of colors and patterns, and it's roomy enough for all of your workday needs. You might even have room for some makeup and even a change of clothes, if necessary. (Barrington Gifts, $145 and up)

10

Emi Jay Crystal Bead Hair Ties

Emi Jay Crystal Bead Hair Ties

Now you can put your hair in a ponytail for your walking commute without fearing the dreaded hair-crease. These Emi Jay hair ties are totally adorbs for a ponytail, and they can double as a bracelet once you get to work! (Emi Jay, $18)

Tell us:

What do you pack in your briefcase when you walk to work? Tell us in the comment section below.

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