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Those of you who are in college will be developing that gnawing feeling in the pits of your stomachs. That feeling, kiddies, is dread, and it may very well have something to do with being a real Grown Up for the first time. And what comes with your new Grown Up status? A damn job, that’s what. Regardless of how great your resume is, if you don’t also look the part, you’re probably not going to get the spot. But there’s good news, too: a couple of kick ass interview outfits will help you get from sending out resumes to acing interviews and setting up your new desk. We believe in keeping it really simple with a dress and maybe a cropped cardigan. Keep reading »

Style 911: How Can I Wear A Suit Without Looking Like A Suit?

I just started a job in an office where Casual Fridays definitely don’t exist and all my co-workers seem to have business cool down with interesting accessories and tailored clothes that totally aren’t boring. I’d look lame in a regular suit, so I want to try something suit-ish but edgier. Where do I start? – Lauren

As avid suit-haters who sometimes have to dress like grown ups, we’ve got the goods for you. Dressing like an adult, after all, doesn’t have to mean a sad little polyester number from the missus department at Nordstrom. Click through for a few unusual options. Keep reading »

Horror Stories: Outfits That Flopped At the Office

Apparently there’s no dress code at the offices of Gilt Groupe, the online sample sale Mecca that we are obsessed with, because the founders “adore the personal style of every employee.” From the “blokes” at the warehouse in their Kidrobot tees to the world’s most stylish IT department, members of which teeter around in Louboutin and D&G, from the sound of it, it’s like fashion nirvana over there. [The Huffington Post]

But while site founders Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Alexis Maybank may be down with all manners of sartorial experimentation, I can think of quite a few times when previous bosses were a tad aghast at my work wardrobe. Like that time I wore five-inch heels to oversee envelope stuffing at a politician’s campaign office. I was totally fine, but all of my coworkers thought it was hilarious for some reason. Lucky for me, I’ve since left political fundraising in favor of a more fashionable line of work and my office outfit mishaps are at a minimum these days. Too bad I can’t say the same for everyone else!

Check out some awesome work outfit horror stories after the jump and let us know if you’ve had any winners (by which we mean losers) of your own.
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