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Replacing an entire wardrobe... finding it nearly impossible as much as it is necessary

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Life threw me for a loop due to some health issues, and because of that I found myself without employment. It has been a 10 year journey, with some sporadic job opportunities that did not pan out.

I am back in the hunt for employment (again) but am realizing that all of my attire no longer fits as it should due to weight loss. I have merely hesitated in trying to purchase "workplace" attire because I did not know how much more weight I would lose; and what I do have is so loose fitting that I look unprofessional.

When I interview, I often hide this by layering a zipper sweater over a shirt and tie; and the sweater is long enough to hide my cinched/bunched up pant waist. My struggle is that if I happen to get a job, I am going to have to have enough articles of clothing which I can mix and match to look professional.

Second hand stores are an option, but I am realizing that with what financial resources I do have, I am finding it nearly impossible to replace an entire wardrobe. Advice/remarks appreciated.
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I am almost in the same boat. I changed from a uniform workplace to a suit and tie everyday environment.
Ebay, Poshmark, Facebook, and thrift stores have been my goto. Even Macy's and Nordstrom will have lower end name brands that will work for the short term. But eventually I will want nicer clothing that will last.
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