The Perfect NYC Power Outfit — For Under $100

When people think of New Yorkers, they think of powerhouse workers — lawyers, investment bankers, and journalists all working around the clock for their slice of successful pie. But, dressing the part doesn't mean you have to have a 6-figure salary.
As the Social Media Director at Bauble Bar and managing Stripes & Sequins on the side, I'm always looking for that one outfit to carry me through a packed itinerary of meetings, happy hour socials, and designer events. At work, I want to look professional; at after-work parties I don't want to look stuffy; and at events with designers I'd like my style to be on point.
So, to find the stylish equivalent of a power suit (without maxxing out my credit card), I went to T.J.Maxx. The plan is simple: cute dress, statement jacket, and ankle boots that won't bludgeon my feet during my 12-hour day. Not only did I find a killer outfit, I was able to get it all under $100. Click through for the different pieces I found to get an outfit together that'll fit any New Yorker's agenda, ahead.

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