Building blocks for work attire Every working gal should have a basic wardrobe of work staples that she can build on and accessorize for a different look each day. When you're first starting out, pick up the basics first. These are the building blocks of your work wardrobe. Work Attire: Buy at least one skirt, dress, jacket and great fitting pair of pants. What to look for: High-quality basics that can stand up to lots of wearing and washing. Wrinkle-free clothes that can go in the washer and dryer and don't need ironing. Basics that aren't dry clean only. Staples in neutral colors like tan, white, black, and brown. Splashes of color and style in tank tops and blouses. Comfortable shoes that fit well. If you have to be on your feet all day, you'll look less than glam limping around in shoes that give you blisters. Work Attire: Accessories Accessories are the key to personalizing your look and pulling it all together. Great accessory choices turn an ordinary suit into a fabulous fashion statement. Stock up on inexpensive and fun belts, pins, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings at bargain stores. Check the fashion mags and top catalogs to see what's in for the season, then head to the discount stores for inexpensive knockoffs. Cheaper stuff doesn't last as long, but fashions change in time to buy replacements. Heading out for the evening When you have no time to run home and change out-of-work attire, bling up your look to turn day into evening is a snap! Bring on the night with a quick change of shoes, accessories, top and makeup before you head out. Create a great signature work attire look Sticking to a few basic pieces for your everyday work attire may seem boring, but you can actually use a limited wardrobe to your advantage. With the right signature look —large, dangly earrings; oversized sunglasses; blinged-out pins; funky watches; or a fabulously singular haircut —you'll stand out in the crowd and make your mark as a young professional.
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