Outfits of the Week: My Monday Through Friday Style

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Leah's outfits of the week collage

Trick or treat, share some outfit ideas because it’s 7:30 a.m. and I don’t know what to wear.

In honor of October being one of the best months of the year, here is not one, not two, but five golden rings. I mean outfits. Turn down the Christmas songs, Pandora.

Here are five outfit ideas that I keep on repeat:

1. A Clever Pixi

Pixi pants white blouse gold bow belt tan shoes kate spade tote

This day, I had a business casual interview, so the pixi pants flew out of their pixi home in the forest and sprinkled me with fairy dust and confidence.

I adore these pants. They seem like they’re from J.Crew, but they’re actually from Old Navy, and come in regular length (which are actually perfect for petite people) and ankle length. My shoes are brown loafers, with gold details to match the gold bow on my belt. 

There’s something about matching shoes and belts that makes me feel extra polished and professional. See this attention to detail? Clearly, I am qualified.

2. Fun in Flannel

Target flannel black jeggings gray booties

Is there anything better than flannel shirts in the fall? Maybe pumpkin bread, but that’s it.

Compared to the first look, this outfit is super casual and great for anything life throws at you, whether that’s lemons or an impromptu trip to the pumpkin patch. I kept things laid back with ponte pants and flat, olive-gray ankle boots. 

3. Last Days of Summer

Button blouse high waisted dark denim shorts birkenstocks

If you’ve been reading my articles for a while, you know that I can’t say no to a drapey blouse and high-waisted shorts. It’s a foolproof combination, my friends. A recipe for success. A feast fit for a king. An outfit for the gods.

This day was sweltering, and I wanted to feel as free as the bat that inspired the bat wings on this shirt. Also, since the University of Georgia campus is as hilly as a bumpy gourd, I wore these sporty sandals featuring DJ arch support.

4. Between Summer & Fall

Black blouse denim shorts mint converse mint backpack

The same shorts two days in a row?! Gasp!

It’s acceptable, because:

A) Denim can be worn multiple times

B) Tuesday/Thursday classes don’t see Monday/Wednesday/Friday outfits.

Case closed. The jury is adjourned.

Black and white is perfect for any time of the year, but especially now when the seasons are changing. To add a fun pop of color, I’m wearing my favorite minty Converse,which, in my opinion, knocks up this outfit better than a BAM from a spice weasel (bonus points if you understand that reference).

On this day, I had to carry multiple textbooks, a computer, a snack, a water bottle, some elephants, some pumpkins – way too much stuff for one lazy person to carry. With the help of a friendly aqua North Face Jester backpack, my shoulders survived. I highly recommend this backpack for women with small shoulders.

5. Gym Party

Stylish gymwear for college students

They’re lurking in our classrooms. Walking around outside. Rarely spotted at the gym. Maybe even your roommate is one. Maybe you’re one.

The people who only wear gym clothes.

My favorite athletic clothes are black-and-white patterned leggings, and a moisture-wicking long tank. Whether you’re a faux athlete or a Les Mills Body Pump enthusiast, this outfit looks sleek and stylish.

Which of these outfits is your favorite?

What did you wear last week? What articles do you want to see in October? Do you prefer this format or the picture collages? Drop me a line in the comments below!

12 thoughts on “Outfits of the Week: My Monday Through Friday Style”

  1. Thank you for the super sweet comments!

    Sara, your “about me” section is hilarious. I love Florence Welch too, her style and her music. Seeing her live one day is on my bucket list.

  2. Danielle and Charlotte, you guys just made my day. Thank you so much!

    Jessica, it is like the wild wild west in TJ Maxx. I find that some TJ Maxx stores are just better than others ones, so maybe if you have another one in your town give that one a try. My other tip is to ask which day they restock, and try to come back the following day before the Sharknado rips through the store. I also tend to avoid the sale section, because many items in that section are stained or damaged. I hope that helps!

  3. Your posts are always hilarious! I’m super in love with your pants in the first outfit- they definitely scream professional 🙂

  4. Leah! I absolutely love your posts. You seem to buy a lot of stuff from TJ Maxx, any tips on how to find cute stuff there? I seem to never find anything or it’s too picked over.

  5. You are super adorable! I love how much personality you’re able to convey in your articles. Keep writing, you have so many fans! 🙂

  6. Team Florence forever! I’ve never seen her live either, because I’m somehow terrible at keeping track of when people are performing in my area.

    But seriously, when is she coming out with a new album?!???

  7. Great post!!! I would totally wear outfit #1. I also like this format, because it involves things you already own. I love the collages, but sometimes I’m disappointed to click on a really cute item only to find out that it’s really expensive and/or has terrible reviews.

    (Also, point B from 4: YES!!!!!!!!) Although thinking of my wardrobe, have you ever considered inviting readers to send in photos of the clothes they own and then picking say 5 to have a week’s worth of outfits picked? You could call it something cute like “5 for 5” The reason I suggest this is because I have some health problems that limit my wardrobe (i.e. I literally have two pairs of cute shoes that my knees can tolerate), so I’d love to see a piece with things from my closet that I know I like!!!!!!

  8. I always love reading your posts! I think I prefer this format over the picture collage 🙂
    And I looooove Old Navy’s pixie pants! They’re my go-to when I need to look professional.


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