7 Outfit Formulas to Start Wearing Weekly (Because Repeating Is A-OK)

While we’re all for testing out new outfit trends, we also find value in having a few standby uniforms to whip out on a regular basis. Because honestly, if you love an ensemble and it makes you feel comfortable and confident, why wouldn’t you want to re-wear it as much as possible, right? That whole notion of not being seen in the same outfit twice is so antiquated at this point anyway, with many people gravitating toward the less-is-more approach to style.

But the question is do you have a signature outfit yet? If your answer is yes, wonderful for you. (Stick around, though, since you might find something below.) If not, I’m here to showcase a few simple yet fashion-forward outfit ideas that could be worthy of a weekly, or heck, even twice-weekly rotation in your life.

With all that in mind, keep scrolling to scope a bit of outfit inspiration, courtesy of some of my favorite style setters. And while most of the looks could probably be crafted using pieces already in your closet, I also shopped out picks if you are looking for a little refresh.


White T-Shirt + Blazer + Straight Jeans + Flats
(Image credit: @tylynnnguyen)

You just can’t deny the power of the jeans-and-blazer ’fit. Timeless in nature, this is one elevated formula you’ll probably never get sick of—and one that will work for a range of occasions (from that 5-to-9 life to the 9-to-5 grind) every week.

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Patterned Top + Wide-Leg Trousers + Loafers
(Image credit: @greceghanem)

The beauty of this outfit is that it’s highly impactful but requires only two pieces. The trick is opting for an eye-catching top that stands on its own with contrasting trousers that feel a bit unexpected and offbeat (like the yellow pants here). The bottom line: If you need an easy outfit to throw on each week when you’re in a hurry, consider the printed knit–and-trousers formula. Flawless.

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Turtleneck + Light-Wash Jeans + Leather Jacket + Sneakers
(Image credit: @aimeesong)

A turtleneck teamed with light-washed cropped jeans and sneakers is a no-fail uniform that works for basically any occasion. Throw in a leather jacket—especially a modern blazer-inspired style—and that basic look is suddenly amplified. Definitely an outfit worth repeating on the weekends.

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Midi Dress + Zip-Up Pullover + Knee-High Boots
(Image credit: @alyssainthecity)

While you might not think to pair your go-to turtleneck midi dress with anything other than maybe a jacket, layering on an on-trend zip-up pullover is quite forward. It almost makes it feel like a skirt-and-sweater situation. The beauty of this look is you can reiterate it with every dress and chunky knit in your arsenal.

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Printed Dress + Combat Boots
(Image credit: @itsmekellieb)

You might already turn to the dress-and-boots look on the regular given its simple and always-stylish nature. Well, if you’re looking to freshen it up this season, consider swapping out your basic black ankle boots for a very-right-now shoe style like combat boots for a vibe that’s especially current.

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Tee + Blazer + Wide-Leg Trousers + Square-Toe Heels
(Image credit: @camillecharriere)

A versatile outfit formula you can wear for multiple occasions is always smart to keep in the back of your mind. Take this look, for example. The satin trousers and structured blazer make it dressy enough for work or an event, but the tee brings the vibe down a level to feel effortless and low-key. While you might not wear this exact outfit every week, this silhouette with similar pieces could definitely make it in the rounds.

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Trench + Mock-Neck Top + High-Waisted Jeans + Booties
(Image credit: @annelauremais)

It’s really no secret that a trench coat will make any ensemble feel next-level polished. If you don’t have one yet, it might be worth the investment because I guarantee you’ll wear it weekly (if not daily) when the weather is right. Just look at how elevated this ’fit feels with the trench over a mock-neck top, long jeans, and ankle boots. Note that a chunky gold chain over a sweater is also where it’s at.

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Next, check out the denim uniform every fashion girl will wear in 2020.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.