Q: I'm an administrative assistant who needs to look presentable on a limited budget. A suit feels like overkill. Can you help?
A: I'm guessing you sit behind a desk, so think like a news anchor and focus on dressing from the waist up: cute tops, prints, scarves—anything with a little neckline detail or embellishment. Transform a simple white shirt by adding a statement necklace.

And the suit may be dead, but that doesn't mean you can't resuscitate one in your closet and wear the pieces as separates. A jacket will give you a sense of authority—play with it! Turn up the collar, add a pin, or roll the sleeves.

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