STYLE GURU STYLE: Business Attire on a Budget

May 5th, 2017 at 2:00am

Something every teacher and parent tells you when you’re in college and/or looking for a job is that you need the right attire. What they don’t tell you is how much it all costs. Since you’re on a budget already you don’t want to have to drop $300 on work clothes, right? I definitely don’t, so I looked into some inexpensive stores that sold good looking business attire.

Let’s start with my top. Believe it or not I got it from Rainbow! Crazy right? This retail chain has a whole section for business attire like blazers, button ups, etc. All ranging from five dollars (how much my top was) to $25 in price making it really easy and inexpensive to find good quality pieces. This next one may or may not come as a shock to you. The pants I’m wearing I purchased from Old Navy. Their line of “Pixie” pants serves as a great parallel to slacks. The best part being I got them for $25. I never thought of either of these stores as a place to get business clothes; the best part is you can still put your own style into them. For example, I cuffed my pants because 1) I’m a little short for the pants and 2) I feel a little more comfortable in the sense that, yes, these are work clothes; however, I don’t feel so uptight wearing them. Lastly, my booties were a bit higher in price but worth the investment, costing $30 on sale at Macy’s.

Try to look into these places the next time you find yourself shopping for some good looking business attire without spending a rent’s worth of money at J.Crew or New York and Company.