It's the Wardrobe, Stupid

Why should you care about what you wear? It says something about who you are and -- more to the point -- how seriously you take your workplace's often unspoken rules about protocol and propriety.

Here's the place to exchange stories, tips and queries about making the most of what you can afford -- or about the craziest get-up you ever saw draped on a co-worker.

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By Bob Greiner |  April 6, 2006; 2:05 PM ET  | Category:  Wear to Live
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Some of the best advice I ever got in regards to a "work wardrobe" was from my best friend, who at 24 is already near the top of her field.
She told me dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Which I now pass on to all the recent graduates out there.
Oh, and flip-flops are NOT work attire.

Posted by: Young, stylish and working | April 7, 2006 01:52 PM

They were at one of my past jobs! Even for meetings with vendors... When I finally left after three years I realized I hadn't purchased a single item of clothing since starting.

Posted by: David P. Marino-Nachison | April 7, 2006 05:28 PM

The worst is to become an Anne Klein-Bot or Anne Taylor clone. I despise the I-bought-this-outfit-right-off-the-dummy- look.

Posted by: GJT | April 7, 2006 05:56 PM

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