I would also add to the list a (short) leather …

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I would also add to the list a (short) leather jacket. I did fall for this one though, because I love how (some) dresses look with a leather jacket on top. But then I realized that if it’s cold enough to need a leather jacket, than I’d really rather wear a jacket that covers my ass too :D.

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Three So-Called Wardrobe Essentials you *DON’T* have to own
Oh, I so agree with you about each item you mention, but most of all about the WHITE SHIRT. I’ve been to numerous job interviews and conducted numerous interviews (I used to work as a recruiter for middle and top positions) and I’ve NEVER felt the need to wear a white shirt!
I think you can look perfectly businesslike AND feminine in a dress – which doesn’t have to be black or a wrap style either. And I’m not fond at all of white clothes – they can get dirty so easily or start looking yellowish and instead of looking “crisp” you run the risk of looking like a slob. Or maybe it’s just me :D.


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