in uniform

white shirt, blue denim

There is no better go-to uniform then the classic white shirt paired with denim.  If all else fails during your morning routine, you know you’re golden with this combination and can create whatever look you want from this canvas.  Add bold accessories, keep it clean, stilettos or flats, a second layer – the versatility is endless.  A good white shirt can be worn all year long and as for denim – well, it may as well be your second skin.  Designers are always updating the classic silhouette with fresh details so how about going outside the box and trying a shirt-tail hem or oversized boyfriend style?  Also think about spending a little extra on this essential staple for added quality since it’ll be on heavy rotation and need to stand up to constant wearings.  Like all good investments – they are worth it because of longevity!  I’ve combed the interweb and found a few of the best styles available now.  Enjoy!

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Current/Elliot the camp shirt, $178, shopbop.com // Paul Smith contrst shirt, $165, paulsmith.co.uk.com // Boy by Band of Outsiders, $385, lagarconne.com // Rag & Bone siri shirt, $255, rag-bone.com // Madewell silk boy shirt, $110, madewell.com 

photo via stealing style

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hermes backpackHermes Spring 2013

….backpacks! This Hermes bag was chosen by Meaghan Mahoney Dusil and Vladimir Dusil of PurseBlog as one of the “Top 10 Best Runway Bags of 2013″ and I couldn’t be more psyched about it! What could be better than a carryall that enables you to evenly distribute the weight of all your necessary gear (ipad, iphone, makeup, wallet, sunglasses, keys to name a few!)!? What a relief this would be on your body – especially for urbanites who are not commuting via car but still want to look ultra stylish. Not just for students anymore – backpacks are chic, trend right and are a great alternative to lugging around a heavy shoulder bag. I’m pretty sure I’ve mastered the art of simultaneously holding a coffee, umbrella and giant handbag in the nook of my arm, but it comes at a price – ya feel me? I mean come on new mommies – you’ve gotta be so pumped right now, right? Let’s all rejoice because super cute designer and affordable options are now available! Not sure why I’m having such a ‘come to jesus’ moment around this old skool silhouette – but age may play into this (and of course the fashion gods). Check it… * photo via purseblog

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  1. Madewell transport rucksack backpack, $248, madewell.com
  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs pretty nylon backpack, $198, shopbop.com
  3. Louis Vuitton bosphore backpack, $1,840, louisvuitton.com
  4. Makr farm rucksak natural canvas backpack, $160, makr.com
  5. Alexander Wang marti leather backpack, $850, net-a-porter.com
  6. Simone Camille skylar backpack, $810, shopbop.com
  7. One by Bed Stu shiloh leather backpack, $306, shopbop.com
  8. Stela 9 diego mini backpack, $172, shopbop.com
  9. LeSportsac voyager backpack, $108, zappos.com