The other day, a friend who was interviewing at Barclays came by to borrow a few of my dresses, jewelry and a handbag to bring with her to Wall Street recruiting. In my closet was a lovely bright lime spring bud-esque dress from Elie Tahari that was refreshingly professional and would have looked wonderful on her, and when I brought it out to suggest the outfit, she mentioned, “Oh no, I can’t wear that. It’s too colorful for investment banking and Wall Street.” There of course was a certain sense of irony in the statement for me. A few months earlier, I was going through interviews and recruiting processes at companies like Merrill Lynch. What’s wrong with me being a professional and wanting to wear a pink blazer to the office?