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Adulting + Daily Professional Uniform

One of the hardest things about graduating was building my professional wardrobe for a business-attire dress code. Going from jeans and a T-shirt (okay lets be real leggings, a t-shirt and a vest) everyday in class to having to dress up everyday was a struggle. I got sick of my clothes at first, but then learned how to mix and match a few key pieces to create a professional uniform.

professional wardrobe on A Blonde & A Briefcase


professional wardrobe on A Blonde & A Briefcase


This top I can wear with either a skirt or pants. I usually cover up with a cardigan when it gets too cold in the office.

professional wardrobe on A Blonde & A Briefcase

These heels are so comfortable! Thinking of getting these for my wedding (in nav and when I need to get a new pair of black pumps.

professional wardrobe on A Blonde & A Briefcase

Top// Loft  Pants// Loft (in black too!) Shoes// Micheal Kors // Necklace // Tote// Micheal Kors // Earrings// J.Crew Factory

professional wardrobe on A Blonde & A Briefcase



You’ll see that I can’t match everything I wore, mainly because I tend to wear pieces year to year until they just aren’t socially acceptable to wear  anymore! I linked similar pieces, and jewelry that would go great with this outfit while fitting a lot of different styles. One of the reasons that I love this look is I can make it as bold or conservative as I want!

My Micheal Kors bag is one of my favorite graduation purchases. It’s got room for pretty much everything, and the unique color goes with so much.I would highly recommend it as a great professional bag. (I got mine on Amazon some sure to check there for sales!)

Jewelry wise I normally keep it simple with a statement necklace and studs. I also wear my Fitbit like everyday. Right now I’m working in a more conservative office, so I tend to tone it down a little bit.

What’s your work uniform? What is your work’s dress code? Do you like to dress up for class?

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  • Great look for “adulting”! I work at a retail store and we have a business casual wardrobe, so I typically end up wearing gray or black pants and a blouse or button down
    -Anna |

  • My class uniform includes jeans, a shirt and a great statement necklace! Cute work outfit.

    Alix |

  • I have that same bag! I love it! It’s my go to for everything work related lol

    Rachel |

  • I love that bag! I have it too! It’s my go to for everything work related!

    Rachel |

    • avickney

      Isn’t it great? I love how much it fits!

  • This is my struggle too (recent grad here with no idea how to dress for a “real job” haha). I love your bag! It’s such a staple x

    • avickney

      Thank you! I love a more structured bag for work. I have this thing about crumpled paper haha. Thank you for reading!

  • You look so great! Having a professional wardrobe is so important and is hard to keep up with! I am loving your look 🙂

    Lots of love… Sydney

    • avickney

      Thank you! I find it’s easier to add things to a basic uniform! Thank you for reading!

  • Well I work from home so my work uniform is yoga pants and a t-shirt. One thing I do miss about going to an office is dressing up! Love your work outfit!

    Greta |

    • avickney

      Haha that sounds like a great work uniform to me! Thank you so much!

  • You look so stunning, I love this simple clean look! I love love love your bag!

    • avickney

      Thank you Bella, that is so sweet! I was so nervous to post this! Thank you for commenting 🙂

  • Love it!! Such a great bag for business or school. XO, Nicole //

    • avickney

      Seriously perfect! It brings looks together! Thank you for commenting!

  • amy

    What a cute classic outfit! Also, in love with your bag, the color is perfect for fall!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • avickney

      Thank you! This bag seriously stores SO much. I carry my lunch, shoes and my journal without any bulkiness. Thank you for visiting!

  • This is a great look! I love your shoes!

    The Blush Blonde

    • avickney

      Thank you! They go with SO much! Thank you for reading!

  • Rachel Timmerman

    Definitely agree that a professional wardrobe can be the most difficult! I love this look you’ve created here, though. Sophisticated yet chic 🙂

    • avickney

      Thank you so much! I was really nervous about sharing this! thank you for reading 🙂

  • You look awesome! Love this look for work!