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April 11, 2023 at 6:22 am #1119596

I’m going to go so far as to say, if you buy anything, buy jackets. You can rent or go inexpensive on tops, sweaters, jeans, but jackets have to fit you right. Honestly as soon as I put a jacket on, I am taken more seriously, and it can take any jeans and top up to a boss level. The blouse alone will not do it.

This can include a fleece jacket like a Patagonia, with or without your company logo, a (faux) leather jacket, the jacket from your suit, a good blazer, even today I’m wearing a casual blazer made of sweatshirt material, but it signals maturity and power. I’m not kidding. You can get a cheap lightweight blazer on Amazon to wear on Zoom all summer over your tank tops, and it sends that same signal. I used to resist jackets, but you have to get on the jacket train. A couple pairs of well-fitting pants are worth buying too, but the jacket is almost everything.