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As for most adults, my weekends are typically packed with all the errands I didn’t quite get to during the week, like picking up my dry cleaning and taking pieces to the tailor—the list goes on. When it comes to dressing for these #adulting days, I have a signature outfit combination I swear by. Since I don’t want to look like a slob, I go for a practical yet polished uniform so that I can stylishly accomplish my tasks. I’ve found that I can’t go wrong with solid jeans (if you read my weekly column, then you know I swear by these ones from Madewell), a simple T-shirt layered under a slightly oversize blazer, polished accessories, and, of course, comfortable ballet flats. Functional and foolproof, it lends just enough personal style to my practical look. Shop the key pieces you need to add my reliable NYC outfit combination to your rotation below.
ATM is one of my go-to brands for wardrobe basics like white tees.
A solid price for a designer tee.
You can never have too many white tees, in my opinion.
Leave to Levi's to make the perfect T-shirt.
Sunglasses are key to making any outfit look polished.
Not your average gold hoops.
I love the idea of wearing this signet ring on my pinky finger.
A classic two-toned bracelet watch is ideal for a go-to outfit combo that you can leave on from day-dates to dinner in the evening. We’re into the stainless steel and gold tone on this timepiece, making it a staple for running around all day.
Anine Bing designs some of the best blazers.
A plaid blazer is a must-have.
So into this fall hue and the detailed ties on the sleeves.
Such a great price for a blazer you'll get so much wear out of.
I swear by these skinny jeans from Madewell.
Cropped flares always lend a fashion-forward feel.
Really feeling the dark denim hue here.
If you're looking for an under-$100 option, add these to your cart stat.
Slip-on ballet flats? Count me in.
The mixed fabric here lends such a forward look.
These flats are super comfortable thanks to the padded sole.