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Dress Like A Boss: Tips For Building A Professional Wardrobe

black outfit

Building a professional wardrobe isn’t simple and it is most definitely not cheap. Instead of just buying random items, invest in timeless pieces, and you’ll never be at a loss for what to wear whenever the occasion calls for something special. Here are the basic essentials that must be in a professional wardrobe.



A suit is very essential. You will need a suit: the entire blazer + pants + skirt combo. And this is not where you want to skimp—you’ll want something classic and professional that will stand the test of time.

Classy tops


You’ll need at least six work-appropriate tops and blouses to start off.

A white shirt

white shirt

Look for one with a versatile style and texture that can be worn with multiple outfits.

The black dress

black dress

Bold colored outfit

bold color

Look for one dress and one skirt in a bold, solid color, like orange, green, or royal blue.




Look for one pair of basic black pumps, and another in a neutral color, like grey, brown, or nude.


smart top

Your accessories are key to completing and complementing your look. Look for a few belts, scarves, and standout bracelets and necklaces that complement your clothing purchases.

Basic blue jeans