First impressions matter, whether it’s a job interview, a networking event or the first day at a new job. You can look professional and still feel comfortable and confident that your clothes express your unique personality. 

Here are a few tips for selecting clothes for a professional setting: 

  • Clothes should be clean, in good condition and free of wrinkles, holes, lint, pilling and excessive fading. 
  • Clothes should fit properly and not be too tight or too baggy. 
  • Make sure that any piercings or visible tattoos you have align with company guidelines. 
  • Add some color and personality to your outfit with accessories, shoes and layered items, such as cardigans and jackets. 
  • When in doubt, consider how your coworkers dress and follow the same general principles. For instance, if no one wears jeans you will probably not wear jeans to work. 
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Refresh your look with The Wardrobe!

Temple University has a partnership with The Wardrobe to offer students discounted second-hand and free professional attire: 

  • Personal Shopping Experience (schedule below)
  • Suits, Shirts, Pants, and More
  • Designer finds
  • Shine in your next interview, Career Fair, or first day at work!

Follow these steps to schedule an in-person appointment for clothing services at The Wardrobe:

  1. Click on Schedule an Appointment at the Wardrobe.
  2. On the Wardrobe website, click Book in Philadelphia.
  3. Select Community Partner Appointment.
  4. Pick a date and time for your shopping experience!
  5. Select the purpose of your appointment. For the Partner ID of Community or PA Workwear Partner, enter 1332.
  6. Add your personal information and click Confirm Booking.
  7. Confirm your information, and click Continue.
  8. Your appointment is now booked! Feel free to also complete the remaining Participant Information and Appointment Information questions before your appointment, but this is not required.
  9. For Partner Lookup, select Temple University Career Center.
  10. Submit your information.
  11. Head to 413 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 at the time of your appointment!