Let me paint a picture for you: you’re a recent college graduate with a promising job offer and $500 to spend on your wardrobe… how would you choose to spend it? Thankfully, this isn’t a hypothetical question. I’ve partnered with Acura (one of my favorite automotive manufacturers) to enlighten my followers on an amazing campaign the luxury brand is running called Look The Part.
As you know, Acura is among the most lauded luxury vehicle companies. The brand has holistically perfected the balance of prestige and quality, which is immediately apparent when you take a look at Acura’s catalog of incredibly innovative vehicles, like the stunning 2016 Acura ILX. With the Look The Part campaign, Acura is offering qualified recent college graduates the chance to receive $500 off when purchasing a 2015 or newer Acura vehicle.
No matter who you are, dressing for success is an integral part of attaining it – and this is especially true for recent graduates. You want to walk into your first day at the office feeling confident, savvy, and sophisticated, which is where Acura comes in. Recent graduates who have met the proper criteria (outlined below) may save up to
$500 on a 2015 or newer Acura, which they can use to complete their new professional look. Fabulous new car… check! Sleek new wardrobe… check! Saving money never looked so good!
I remember my first job right out of college. I had scored my dream job working as a design assistant for a popular accessories designer, but I was scared out of my wits on what to wear for my inaugural day. I eventually landed on a handsome printed shirt from Club Monaco, a sleek Helmut Lang sweater, and APC black denim.
Needless to say, I looked the part!
I figured what better way to offer my help than to illustrate some ways you can put that $500 savings to good use. For starters, I’ve always thought accessories are the most important part of your professional look. Trends pass and clothing frays, but accessories can last for decades. I paired this beautiful $245 navy briefcase from Oppermann with a navy cotton blazer and polo from COS and grey chinos from J.Crew. Reminiscent of the muted color schemes of Acura’s current vehicles, this neutral look transitions as easily from your first day on the job to happy hour with your new team of coworkers.
SHOP THIS LOOK: Uniqlo Light Cotton Blazer (similar) | COS Polo | Oppermann London Briefcase | Aquatalia Boots
Start you career off with a new ride and a new look, head on over to your local Acura dealer for this incredible chance at up to $500 savings. Looking for some additional style help? See below for a myriad of accessory and clothing options under $500 that’ll help you look the part!
Acura Graduate Offer Criteria: (1) have a 5% down payment, (2) have proof of employment or firm commitment from an employer, (3) have graduated in the past two years or will graduate in the next six months, (4) provide your Acura dealer with cred and document requirements, with no adverse credit history.
For the… Creative Guy:
SHOP – Jean Shop Jacket, $200 | Miansai Bracelet, $55 | J.Crew Messenger Bag, $100 | New Balance Sneakers, $74 | J. Crew Trousers, $75 | Happy Socks Socks, $12 | Banana Republic Sweater, $80
For the… Fashionable Guy:
SHOP – COS Shirt, $75 | Ralph Lauren Denim, $100 | Barney’s Chelsea Boots, $275 | Ray-Ban Sunglasses, $85 | WANT Les Essentials Tote, $235
For the… Finance Guru:
SHOP — Brooks Brothers Shirt, $80 | Miansai Cufflinks, $115 | Burberry Pants, $295 | Miansai Portfolio, $245 | Bar III Tie, $30 | Corgi Socks, $34 | Allen Edmonds Brogues, $385
This post was sponsored by Acura Financial Services.