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Work Wardrobe Checklist: How to Build Out Your Professional Closet

August 27, 2015

We’ve talked a lot about the philosophy of building a work wardrobe, and we even wrote a book on the subject. But what do you do when you land your first job and suddenly realize you (literally) have nothing to wear? Here’s how to start your work wardrobe checklist.

First off: congrats on the new gig! Second: breathe. The run-up to your first day can be a little nerve-wracking, so this is the perfect time to channel your energy into making sure you’ll look good and feel confident in your first few months on the job. Here’s what to do.

Work Wardrobe Checklist: One Month Out

Work Wardrobe Checklist: Three Weeks Out

Work Wardrobe Checklist: Two Weeks Out

Work Wardrobe Checklist: One Week Out

Work Wardrobe Checklist: One Day Out

Work Wardrobe Checklist: Three months In

Work Wardrobe Checklist: Six Months In

Work Wardrobe Checklist: From Here on Out

Sound like a plan? For more advice on building your work wardrobe, check out Wear to Work or email us with styling questions at bonjour@mmlafleur.com.


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