One of life’s cruel ironies is that you’re expected to own professional attire before you even secure a job, let alone a substantial savings. After all, you need something to wear to all those rounds of interviews and then once you’re hired — before that first paycheck even arrives. So, what’s a girl on a budget in need of a work wardrobe to do?
Stop fretting, for one. You have enough to worry about: learning the ropes, impressing the boss, crafting the perfect answer to, “What’s your biggest weakness?” We’ll take care of the clothing conundrum. We found 19 fashion-forward workplace pieces — blazers, blouses, pumps, pencil skirts, and more — that are actually affordable. Your job (for now): Just click through and shop.