How Can I Stay Me in a Workplace Full of Suits?

A law student seeks advice on what to wear to work.

I am a law student and have just accepted a job offer in public interest law. My everyday style could be describe as “12-year-old boy” (graphic T-shirts, frayed jeans, everything oversize). My idea of dressing up is pastel colors or print button-downs. I never wear skirts or dresses and always wear sneakers. How do I “look the part” of a budding female lawyer without hiding my true self, my androgyny and my weirdness — or spending too much money? — Molly, Washington, D.C.

As Elle Woods might say, “What does a lawyer look like?”

Not that I am advocating her style,

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