I have a passion for scoring beauty and fashion on a budget. It’s not always out of necessity but rather the principle of it. Ever since I was a teenager, my picks from the clearance racks and drugstore sales bin were most often the ones that garnered the biggest compliments and demands to know “WHERE DID YOU GET THAT???”
It’s widely accepted that business casual replaced suits at most offices many years ago. Remarkably the Steve Jobs turtleneck never managed to go viral, but the dot com boom and proliferation of startup companies has notably sent work attire careening into the realm of hoodies, jeans, and t-shirts. Casual Friday has evolved into Casual Seasonality and, in some workplaces, Casual Perpetuity.
Between the controversial psychological studies on the effect of color perception in work attire and the fact that personal grooming and fashion is inherently more complicated for women than it is for men, it is no wonder that millennials often struggle to discern between a safe choice and what not to wear.