The Perfect Outfit: A Chic Work Look On A Broke Girl's Budget

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In D.C., the plight of the intern is well-known: high cost of living, expensive drinks, and tricky, office dress codes. But don't lose hope — or feel like you have to pick up a second job. With help from a local blogger, we've compiled a cheap-chic outfit that'll get you from 9 to 5, no problem. And you can scoop this complete look and still have dough left over for drinks — which makes for an even happier happy hour.

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Blogger E of District of Chic clearly has a knack for polished and professional work attire. Here, she gives a crisp white blouse just the right amount of on-trend flair with a bold yellow skirt, sleek cap-toe nude pumps, and a pretty pop of mint green. A classic satchel and a tough-yet-dainty collar necklace are the perfect finishing touches for a look that says "look at me" and "take me seriously" at the same time.

J.Crew Stretch Perfect Shirt, $72, available at J.Crew; Mango Pleated Skirt, $59.99, available at Mango; Forever 21 Cutout Triangle Necklace, $8.80, available at Forever 21; Merona Skinny Belt, $12.99, available at Target; Steven Fearless Cap Toe Pumps, $104.30, available at Shopbop; Zara Suede Combination Bowling Bag, $79.90, available at Zara.


Photo: Courtesy of District of Chic