It's true: The winning combination, if you're looking to rise up through the ranks, is a dogged work ethic, real talent, a bright personality, and a pinch of good luck. But, the old adage of dressing for the job you want doesn't hurt either. After all, the right professional outfit can inspire the confidence, chutzpah, and drive that might launch you into the next pay bracket.
We know it's hard to think outside of the twin-set box, but there are a few surefire outfit combinations that'll carry you through the workweek without your having to exhaust precious mental energy (or blow an entire paycheck). Memorize these, stock your closet, and then sit back and wait for your boss to start begging you for your secrets (style and otherwise!).
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