I’ve never been a big fan of traditional suiting, but I get that in a lot of fields it’s a necessity, especially when you’re first entering the interviewing game. I remember when my mom took me to pick out my first suit and I was insistent on an option that wouldn’t look too stuffy. In the end, we picked out a skirt/wide-legged pant/blazer combination (so I could mix it up a bit) and a bright, canary yellow button-down blouse; traditional, yet not. While I was in the interviewing process I loved having pieces I could mix and match, which is why I loved the idea of the Byer Basics Box. It’s perfect for someone just entering the workforce (or someone already in it), since it’s not only crazy budget-friendly, but also gives you all the key pieces you need to keep it conservative, while offering the option to mix things up. I paired the blazer and pencil skirt with a t-shirt, studded boots and a chunky necklace for a look I can feel like myself in, while still being meeting ready — a perk of working in a creative field.
Check out some other, less-traditional blazer options. —>