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How To Dress Like An NYC Boss Lady

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    Even if you're not here at R29 HQ in Manhattan's Financial District, where seemingly everyone sports a power suit, you can probably recognize a boss lady when you see one. She's a woman who's chic, powerful, and badass, and at first glance you can tell she probably has a thoughtful answer for any curveball question, a witty sense of humor, and a firm handshake. Yet, even if you've got the attitude in the bag, sometimes it's hard to master the corporate dress code in a way that doesn't feel like you're sacrificing style. However, the recently launched Of Mercer may be the answer.

    The line of office-appropriate clothes was created by two best friends from Wharton Business School who recognized that work wear doesn't have to be a nightmare — for you or HR. The duo's line of dresses sells from $145 to $195 and blazers from $225 to $245, and the collection utilizes quality fabrics that you can actually buy when you're an assistant and wear when you move into the executive suite, too. And, even if you don't know where to start, Of Mercer's debut lookbook is pretty helpful for lining up some of the best pieces to add to your wardrobe now. We can't say these dresses will make you a boss lady, but they'll at least have you looking the part. Ahead, five tips that will help you get ahead — or at least snag an interview.

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