Some great tips on dressing professionally!
Next up in my series “Avoiding employment” — professional clothing. We’ll talk through fashion faux paus (I’ll even dish out one of my own — yikes!), what clothes are essential, and how to find professional clothing on a budget.
Get the essentials.
It’s no surprise that professional clothing can be expensive. It’s pretty common for a nice tailored blazer to have a price tag of $80 or more. When you’re working on a tiny salary (or no salary at all if you’re doing an internship for credit), $80 isn’t going to fly. Trust me, I was there — I know. However, I learned what I should spend my money on and what I could save some. Here’s a basic list of what you need (for ladies):
- A neutral colored suit (black, gray, navy) — Yes, it’s going to be expensive, but this is one thing you can’t go without. In…
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