Debunking The “Dress For The Job You Want, Not The Job You Have” Adage

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Much like Gatsby’s Nick Carraway, in my younger and more vulnerable years, I, too, was given advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have, boring middle-aged white guys used to say to me. While at the time I wasn’t entirely aware of the advantages bestowed upon these men i.e. going to college for the price of…