If you’re a new graduate starting your first corporate job this fall, chances are the clothes you wore to the classroom won’t cut it in the conference room (unless you’re working in Silicon Valley, where the company-issued t-shirt will look just fine). It’s time to retire your grass-stained shorts and your midriff-baring tops in favor of some duds that will lend you an air of authority as you stake your claim in Cubicleland. Problem is, you haven’t even seen your first paycheck yet, so you’re in no position to buy a closet’s worth of clothes. The solution: start small and focus on quality, not quantity. Click the preview above to see some tips from an expert stylist.