2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to do a complete wardrobe revamp — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on how to look great for work every day, as well as the minimalist’s guide to dressing for work.
Reader R has a great question that every woman — probably at multiple times in her life — needs to ask: how to update your look?
After letting my corporate wardrobe decline for the past 8 years, I’m hurting for new clothes. I went through several pregnancies, and then a long period of professional malaise coupled with new motherhood, which left all of my clothes looking old, drool-stained and generally schlumpy. I need to re-vamp both my attitude (I’m young and still have many working years left) and my wardrobe.