What to Wear to Work When You're Asking For a Raise

Chic, confident, and comfortable.

Asking for a raise is intimidating—there's no way around it. But up there with doing your research, laying out objectives, and getting the timing right, picking a perfect outfit is crucial to preparation. On the big day, you want to take your daily look up a notch, but make sure you feel comfortable and, above all, confident. To help guide you, we've styled sure-to-impress outfits around office wardrobe staples.
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The Sharp, All-Business Suit
1. Reiss Slim Tailored Jacket, $370; reiss.com. 2. H&M Sleeveless Silk Blouse, $15 (was $39.95);hm.com. 3. DailyLook Vegan Leather Tote, $129.99; dailylook.com. 4. Topshop Gallop Suede Court Shoes, $95; topshop.com. 5. Reiss Slim Tailored Trousers, $195; reiss.com.
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A More Relaxed, Yet Still Formal Suit
1. Tibi Milo Cape Back Blazer, $485; tibi.com. 2. Zara Top With Pockets, $22.99 (was $49.90), zara.com. 3. Tibi Milo Suiting Sailor Pants, $385;tibi.com. 4. ASOS Heads or Trails Heeled Sandal, $66.33; asos.com. 5. Pebble Calfskin Envelope Clutch, $148; brooksbrothers.com.
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The Sophisticated Matching Set
1. DKNY Stretch-silk Crepe de Chine Top, $335; net-a-porter.com. 2. Manifatture Campane, $210; handbag.com. 3. DKNY Crepe Wide-Leg Pants, $355; net-a-porter.com. 4. Steve Madden Stecy White Snake Ankle Strap Heels, $79; lulus.com.
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The Classic Shift Dress
1. Diane Von Furstenberg Bevin Shift Dress, $541; matches.com. 2. Michael Kors Rose Golven Pave Arrow Necklace, $115; cusp.com. 3. Calvin Klein Clea Metallic Saffiano Leather Shopper Tote, $149 (was $298); calvinklein.com. 4. Chinese Laundry Sea Breeze Sandal, $79.95; amazon.com.
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The Dressed-Up Jumpsuit
1. H&M Short-Sleeved Jumpsuit, $59.95; hm.com. 2. Helmut Lang Gala Stretch-Twill Blazer, $460; net-a-porter.com. 3. Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini Tote, $195; shopbop.com. 4. Vince Camuto Marleen Sandal, $89.95; nordstrom.com.
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