Nobody wants to spend tons of money on workplace attire, especially in light of how little wear it gets outside of office hours. If you're starting a new job, use these simple tricks to get your wardrobe up to speed cheaply.
Over at the financial blog The Simple Dollar a reader wrote in with a dilemma. Set to enter her first professional job after university she wanted to look the part without spending thousands on attire. They offered her some excellent advice, including:
Your best bet would be to dress at a level similarly to your boss, but not in a way that's miles beyond the workers at your level. In most workplaces, you're better off overdressing a bit than underdressing. The problem is that each workplace has something of a different definition of what "overdressing" and "underdressing" is and by finding out what your coworkers wear, you can get a bead on that right off the bat.
Indeed, it is far better to overdress and have your boss jokingly ask you if you're going to a formal dinner than to have him ask if you just got back from a rough camping trip. Check out the full article at the link below for more advice and stocking your wardrobe inexpensively.
Dressed for Success, the Frugal Way [The Simple Dollar]