We all have one: that dream job we just can’t help daydreaming about whenever we have a free moment. Maybe you see yourself standing in the window of Saks Fifth Avenue, letting your imagination soar as you mount an epic, multi-window display with no holds barred and a generous budget. Maybe you’re styling Beyoncé. Whatever your dream fashion job is, with the right combination of motivation, skills, and good sense, there’s no reason it can’t one day be yours. We’ve put together some essential tips to help you get there.

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