Internships, interviews, and class presentations oh my! College is full of career opportunities which is why having a professional stash of clothes is a must! Keeping a budget and your personal style in mind when you start building your professional wardrobe is the key to success.
Here are some of my top tips for building a professional wardrobe you’re sure to love!
Stick to Basics
Basic tops are the best way to build an interchangeable professional wardrobe. I love this everyday option from EXPRESS FACTORY OUTLET—The peplum ruffle gives this blouse some feminine flair. Having neutral tops that go with various pants or skirts will keep your closet versatile.
|RUFFLE BUTTON DOWN | $26.97|
Go For Quality
Quality is everything when it comes to suits and professional pieces! Luckily at Tanger there are hundreds of quality, yet affordable options. I love these blazer vests from EXPRESS FACTORY OUTLET. They’re the perfect twist for an everyday suit look!
|BLAZER VESTS | $47.97|
One of the best ways to show off your personality when dressing professionally is through accessories! These gorgeous earrings from NEW YORK & COMPANY OUTLET are the perfect addition to any business casual look.
|CIRCLE BEADED EARRINGS | $9.98|
Buy in Bulk
When you find that perfect pair of work pants, blazer, or top, buy them in bulk! These staple neutral work pants from GAP FACTORY are my go-to for any business look. I have them in every color!
|SLIM CITY CROP PANT | $25.99 – $28.99|
TangerClub members can redeem their receipts on the Tanger app for rewards! The more you shop the more you save. I found so many goodies at NEW YORK & COMPANY OUTLET (including this beautiful spring shift dress) and was able to capture my receipt to reach a new TangerClub reward level offering even more great savings!
|PRINTED DRESS | $41.97|
Get Your TangerClub Coupon Book
Don’t miss out on additional savings! Head to shopper services before your shopping trip to get a Tanger coupon book—They’re free when you show a student ID. I saved an additional 10% on these flats from NATURALIZER by using their coupon from the “Little Red Book of Big Savings.”
|POINTY TOE FLATS | $49.95|
There are so many ways to save at Tanger, there’s no excuse to not start building your professional wardrobe right now! I’ve had so much fun mixing and matching my current pieces with fun new finds. Watching your closet evolve into a more professional adult wardrobe is so exciting!
Tag me in your professional finds @TangerOutlets #StudentLife. I can’t wait to see what you score!