I'm a grad student who expects to be a working professional in approximately 1.5 years. I know next to nothing about fashion but I'd like to start dressing better. How do I begin? What steps do I need to take (e.g., get measurements from a tailor, read a certain book, make sure my wardrobe has these pieces, etc. etc.)? Can someone help me out? Context: I'm living in Los Angeles, so it's a warm climate and the style out here is more casual than Washington, D.C., where I lived beforehand.