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I’m not really sure who said “you’ve gotta spend money to make money,” but I think they were right—to a point. Wearing classic, polished staples—a solid blazer, a printed pencil skirt, a tailored sheath—will help you land a good job, but there’s no reason to spend entire paychecks you don’t have yet to buy them.

Instead, stock up on these affordable options, then go crazy on fancy work clothes once you get the job. (I’m pretty sure everyone in this office has done that at some point, me included.) Until then, shop these you’d-be-stupid-not-to-hire-me outfits, each of which is smart and stylish and under $100:

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Outfit #6

AGB Belted Textured Sheath, $39.98 from Macy's
Casio Ladies' Wristwatch, $48 from American apparel
Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lip[stick in "Certainly Red", $8.49 from Walgreens
A more conservative option affords a little bit of expression with a hint of red lipstick and a chunky menswear watch. (Just make sure not to glance at the time during the interview).

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