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There's a reason why "dress for the job you want, not the job you have" is a favorite phrase among career coaches, savvy bosses, and in-the-know parents — because it works. Taking the extra step to make sure you look snappy every day means you're the kind of person who pays attention to detail and sees the big picture — and that is like job-performance gold. Gold, we tell ya!
So, to help you get a head start on a polished and professional fall wardrobe, we've assembled a bounty of smart, stylish blazers that recall nothing of the Working Girl dressing rooms. It's just too bad you can't list "dressing like a boss" as a technical skill on your resume.