How do you build up a professional wardrobe when you're making just enough to stay afloat? By choosing the right pieces to spend on – and knowing which ones aren't worth the cash. 

Mariela Dabbah, founder of the Latinos in College website, has a few ideas.

The founder of LatinosinCollege.com, Mariela Dabbah is an award-winning author, spokesperson and expert on education and career issues.

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