A new job usually comes with a big cost: a new wardrobe. Your first office job will call for a whole new wardrobe. Your second, third or fourth job may involve a different culture and style than your past job did. How do you dress for the job without breaking the bank? The first step is to take your cues from someone of the same gender who is above you – not someone at your level. And not someone too far above you, either – no one expects an entry-level employee to be head-to-toe in expensive designer clothes, although a CEO may well dress that way. If the boss is trendy, then trendy is OK. If the boss is preppy, then preppy it is. If the office is business casual, don’t wear a suit. Show that you understand the culture, even if you interpret it your own way. For the full story on this topic, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.