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Advice: my new job requires a new wardrobe, but I have no idea where to start

This week a reader asks how best to dress in a new office environment

The first step before going on a panic shopping spree is to see how you can shop your wardrobe by looking at your clothes in a different way

Dear Expert,

I’m 45, and work at senior level in finance. I have recently moved from a ‘Big 5’ company to a smaller, design-focused company that is going places. My working wardrobe makes no sense in my new office, which is casual and creative, and I feel very out of place.

Given that I can’t buy an entirely new wardrobe, what should I invest in, so I don’t look like the boring suit in the ...