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3 professional outfits for $250 or less

Unless you’re part of a start-up, completely unemployed, or just plain lucky (or all three?), you have to wear work clothes. Business casual clothing can be a pain to buy and match up, so we’ve got you covered for notta lotta dough. Pick any of these three looks and you’re set — for $250 or way less. And then, click through to the rest of the workwear collection to put together an entire wardrobe.

If you’re going to buy one blazer, make sure it’s versatile, like this gray, skinny-cut jacket. And don’t be afraid to rock a little color, either.
Rutledge Yellow Stripe Shirt
Retail $39
Skinny Chambray Blazer
Retail $169
The Terrance Trouser
Retail $110
Jeffrey Derby
Retail $80
Retail $120
The Normandy Button Down Shirt
Retail $39
Anthony Humphreys
You really can’t beat khakis and a button-down. Do yourself a favor and try slimmer shirts and pants, and small details like tie bars.
Clinton Straight Chino
Suit Belt
Retail $60
Rutledge Blue Oxford Shirt
Jeffrey Derby
Retail $80
Pine and Needles Tie
Retail $55
The Morris Dress Pants
Retail $49.5
Anthony Humphreys
Be bold. Colors and big patterns are totally at home in an office setting — you just have to like what you’re wearing and wear it with confidence. 
Midwood Necktie
Retail $54
The Harvard Gingham
Retail $39
Woven Stretch Belt
Retail $25.5
Retail $80
Chambray Skinny Pant
Retail $85
Clinton Straight Chino
Anthony Humphreys
The biggest advice we can give: buy clothes that fit, and buy clothes that you like. And also, you don't have to spend a fortune to look like a million bucks.

Nick Caruso has worn clothing almost his entire life and would be happy to give you tips about yours. Follow him on Twitter @thenickcaruso.

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