Every Working Girl Should Own These Interview Basics

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Today’s topic is an important category for any working woman or recent college graduate. While a well-stocked office-ready wardrobe comes with time, there are certain pieces every woman should own and have on hand should a last-minute interview opportunity arise. From polished accessories to sharp basics, keep reading to make sure you’re not missing any must-haves.

Scroll down for the interview basics every woman should own, and since it's equally important to avoid outfit pitfalls, also check out what not to wear to an interview.

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