What I Wore: First Week of Classes

This post could be considered a supplemental post to my previous “First Impressions” post which covers my tips and guidelines on how to dress to make a good, positive first impression. In that post, I briefly discussed how this year I no longer feel the desire to “impress” for any of my classes.

My style is so broad and all over the place that I just no longer see the point in it. I can follow the guidelines for the first week and then just wear black on black everyday after and it probably wouldn’t have made that big of a difference what I wore first.

However, I am skilled in the art of a good first impression (thank you Mr. K!) and so I did, in a sense, wear whatever I wanted to wear, but I did certainly add some elements from my First Impressions post.

Read down below for the outfits I wore, how I made them unique to my own style and also how I molded them to fit the guidelines I learned on making good first impressions.

This post will feature 3 outfits that I wore this week.


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In this outfit I wanted to give off a feminine vibe but maintain the trendy aspect of wearing just black and white. I love the casual fit but professional look of my WHBM trousers, paired with the lingerie inspired lace top and the flowy open cardigan just draped over the shoulders for a modest touch.

Outfit Details

White Flowy Cardigan – Forever 21

White Tank – Forever 21

Trousers – White House Black Market

Cut-out Heels – Famous Footwear (an absolute bargain at $25)


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In this look I wore all black (something I do often and love) but to keep the look from being too harsh and keeping in mind some of my guidelines, I chose this tan vest to layer over the look. The tan colors breaks up the all black with a subtle, not too loud shade and the vest keeps things looking modern and chic. A long necklace keeps the look feminine.

Outfit Details

Cutoff Tank – Macy’s

Vest – Forever 21

Pants – Calvin Klein

Gladiator Sandals – Forever 21

Necklace – Baublebar


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If you know me well, you know that grey is my favorite color to wear. So why not wear what I love to make a good impression? I kept the look slightly edgier with ripped boyfriend denim and a large statement necklace. However, since the ripped denim was a big no-no in my last post, to maintain balance I wore a subtle grey button down and a kitten heel to elevate the look and keep a feminine touch.

Outfit Details

Shirt – Etiquette Boutique

Jeans – Brandy Melville

Heels – Nine West

Necklace – Express

Sunnies – Invicta

Always remember that your style is what you make it. Wear whatever you want to wear, and wear it well! I did just that this past week but kept incorporating feminine touches throughout my outfits to keep a balance. Balance in a look is absolutely essential, whether you’re dressing to make a good first impression or just dressing up to run errands, every look should be balanced.

Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed!

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  1. August 30, 2015 / 2:25 am

    I love all these outfits! I especially love that vest.

    • August 30, 2015 / 2:25 am

      Thank you! I believe they still have it online!

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