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If you're about to graduate college, there's something you should know before you toss that cap: The university ID card you were issued four years ago will get you far in life. And, we're not just talking about getting in and out of campus buildings. Your student pass is capable of much more — specifically, shopping sprees at some of your favorite stores and online retailers. Plus, if that little piece of plastic came with an expiration date, it's time to take full advantage of the perks while you still can.
If you already know which hot spots offer student discounts, we applaud you for being so savvy. But, we went one step further and rounded up the very best of what you can get for less — for work. In the slideshow ahead, you'll find the pieces we love that also happen to be appropriate for an office dress code. After all, if you're about to start a new job or internship, you're going to need to stock up on a few work-wear staples. In other words, we just gave you the perfect excuse to take a break from that final paper you've been writing; you have some very important business browsing to attend to instead.
When you think of pleats, flashbacks of your grandma's closet or your school librarian probably flood your brain. The paneled look has never really been associated with the "cool" set. That is, until the runway bigwigs like Proenza Schouler and Suno re-imagined the pleated skirt for summer with flashy colors and read
Designer collabs are like celebrity couples — some seemingly perfect matches fall through (any other Notebook fans still smarting over Rachel and Ryan's breakup?), while other unlikely pairs ('sup, Beckhams) make lasting vows and headlines. But, we'd bet our Isabel Marant for H&M booties this next sartorial union will be read