You got the interview. Now, what to wear?! As a young professional, you probably don’t have too many work-friendly clothes yet. Having a professional appearance matters, so you need to be looking your best at all times. That’s why building a solid (and fashionable) work wardrobe is key.
Things Every Career Girl Needs In Her ClosetGot a tight budget? Who doesn't?! Just make sure to be smart about your purchases. Check out stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Khols for great deals. You can also hit up thrift stores like Goodwill or Salvation Army for cheaper, used items. Tip: Before buying clothes (or ANYTHING for that matter), think about the “cost per wear.” This is a simple concept. If an item is $25 and you only wear it once over the next year, the cost per wear is $25. But if you wear it 25 times, that item will only end up costing $1 per wear. ($1 beats $25 any day in my book.) So, be a smart shopper and get your money’s worth! Before buying clothes ask yourself these questions:
- How many times will I wear this particular item?
- Is it versatile?
- Is it functional?
- Is it good quality?
- Is it work appropriate?