Time to Look ProfessionalPosted: November 14, 2011
BY TATIYANA SMITH
Before we all know it , seniors that is, its going to be time to get rid of the sweatpants and Uggs, or the ball shorts and Jordan slides and enter the world with a professional wardrobe. Dressing professional isn’t as easy as it sounds nor is it easy on the pockets. You have to know where to go, what to wear, and how to wear it.
Here at Lasell , we are only used to dressing up when it comes to presentations and symposium, what are you going to do when you have to dress that way Monday-Friday? Personally, I have my go-to presentation outfit that I’ve worn since maybe sophomore year to every presentation, with a few alterations. Ridiculous yes, but real. Good quality business attire tends to be pricey but if you find the right places where to shop you’ll be in perfect style.
Go through your closet and see what you really need, so you’re not shopping for items you may already have- such as blouses that can go great under a blazer, or button ups that will go great with a jacket. Plan out a color scheme, make sure that what you have and what you get coincide with each other so you don’t have to buy so much. When you know exactly what you need, then go to a store. Being on a slim budget myself, I would recommend you stay away from the high end department stores and try out stores like Filenes Basement, H&M, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls. You’ll get quality business attire for a decent price.
Knowing how to mix and match is the way to get far with your limited business attire.
Dressing in professional outfits is something we all have to do eventually. Remember to do it right, if you think its inappropriate it probably is. Stay within your budget, don’t spend to much when you don’t have to. Make the most out of what you have, mix and match. Have confidence in yourself, and go out into the work field to make it big.