They always say, “You should dress for the job you want, not the job you have,” and while that doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to strut into your relaxed, business-casual office in a three-piece suit every day, it does mean that you should gradually up your style game as you advance in your career.
And believe it or not, it starts with the accessories—a nice tie, a good watch, and yes, a killer briefcase. If you think people don’t notice the crappy bag you’ve been hauling to work, you’re wrong. People notice and judge accordingly. It’s time to invest in a nice bag.
You can get a starter briefcase for under $300 or, if you just got a big promotion, you can treat yourself to a briefcase that costs right around what you pay for a month’s rent. The less expensive one will get you on the right path to at-work stylishness, and the uber-expensive one will be with you for years to come. Check out 25 of our favorites on HiConsumption.