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10 First Job Fashion Essentials


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White Shirts
A white shirt for the office doesn't have to be boring.
A white shirt for the office doesn't have to be boring.
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Simple, light and elegant -- a collection of white shirts is the never-fail staple of any successful office wardrobe. But that's not to say you can't have fun with it. While men are stuck with the collared, button-up variety, you can pick up anything from a fitted dress shirt to a silk blouse.

Even then, there are dozens of tiny alterations you can make to keep your shirts looking fresh from week to week. Slap on an accessory, roll up the sleeves, loosen the top few buttons -- last week's button-down chemise has become this week's breezy top. Feeling pirate-y? The puffy sleeved white shirt remains astonishingly chic.

 


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