We’re back today with another “1 Girl, 5 Outfits” post and I think it’s a post that a lot of readers will be able to relate to! I’m loving the outfits, Anne looks great in everything from her business suit to her casual outfit (I want her sneakers!).
Hello! My name is Anne (pronounced like Annie) and I am a 23-year-old law student from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I’m currently in my second year of law school, and when I’m not running from class to the courthouse (and vice versa), I love trying new places for coffee and drinks, going for runs, and watching cheesy Netflix movies.
I didn’t really develop my sense of style until late into college. I went to undergrad in DC and that was where I was first exposed to brands like Vineyard Vines and Lilly Pulitzer. While I initially loved the preppy style, I ended up channeling it into something more classic because I find the simplicity and sophistication more accessible and easy to wear on a day-to-day basis. Since coming back to Minneapolis for law school, my style has definitely become more trendy and minimal, just like the city itself! I love a simple look with a little pop of something fun. I also try to incorporate the items that have been passed down to me, such as scarves and rings from my grandmas or my grandpa’s silk pocket squares. My style icons include my grandma, Mary Tyler Moore, and Meghan Markle.
Picking out my outfit is one of my favorite parts of the morning because it gives me a chance to methodically go through my wardrobe and decide how I want to present myself that day.
A huge thank you to my neighbor and family friend, Amy Forness Photo, who shot these amazing pictures.
I wear a variation of this look the most often, whether I swap the skirt in for crop pants or the turtleneck for an oxford, I wear this one like a uniform. I love pairing it with loafers because they’re not only comfy, but they also add a level of sophistication to my outfit. I like this outfit because it takes me from class, to my internship, to any evening networking events or happy hours. The Gucci scarf tied to my bag once belonged to my Grandma, and it is probably one of my favorite pieces of all time!
It’s funny because whenever I’m looking for dresses to wear to weddings and dances, I initially gravitate towards something unique or with a pattern; but I almost always end up going with something very simple and accessorizing it. I love this dress (and ended up buying it in another color) because it’s so flowy and easy. I love very simple dresses because I almost always use the same gold strappy shoes and tortoise clutch from Tuckernuck (one of the best purchases ever) and end up switching out the statement earrings.
Whether I’m running errands or hitting up a coffee shop in Minneapolis to do homework or meet up with friends on the weekends, I like to keep it very easy. I’ve been trying to be more adventurous with my jeans lately, and these button up high wasted jeans from J.Crew factory are so good. They run true to size and are super flattering. I also think this bomber camel jacket might be my best purchase for fall because of its versatility. I never thought I would be a sneaker girl, but I bought these during my senior year of college when I was pulling eight-hour shifts at J.Crew and needed something comfortable that was also work-approved. I love them so much I just might buy another pair! They’re easy to throw on quickly while walking out the door but give my outfit that perfect casual look.
Tied to my Coach backpack is one of my grandpa’s old silk pocket squares. He gave me all of them last year, and I now have quite the collection to tie around my bags or use as a hair tie or a scarf!
Suits are still a must for the legal profession, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing! There is nothing better than slipping on a suit you feel incredibly comfortable and confident in. I firmly believe though that you will only feel comfortable if you make sure it’s something that represents you! I love the heathered navy color of this suit because it makes it a little more classic and less stuffy. I also opted for a slightly oversized blazer without the collar to feel a little more fashionable and modern. Most days, I wear flats; but whether heels or flats, I always wear a pointed toe to elevate my look. These heels were a last-minute Target purchase when I was going to a cocktail hour at the Supreme Court this summer and realized I hadn’t brought any heels to DC with me! I’m pretty impressed with the quality though, and they’ve become a go-to.
The silk shirt I’m wearing under my blazer has special meaning for me. When my grandpa took me suit shopping for law school (shopping together is one of our favorite things to do), I gravitated towards a rack full of silk shirts. He then told me that my grandma used to own one in every single color, and it was no surprise that I loved the look. Since then, I’ve been trying to collect them too!
Whether hitting up a trendy restaurant in the warehouse district or a dive bar in NE Minneapolis, I love that this outfit can work either way. I don’t know if you’ve caught onto a theme, but easy and comfortable is super important to me – I don’t like to be adjusting my outfit all night! I love these jeans from American Eagle and get a ton of compliments on them. A bonus is they’re stretchy and, because of their low price point, I don’t have to worry if I accidentally spill on them. Statement earrings have definitely become my way to dress up outfits. These ones were borrowed from my friend and somehow accidentally made their way back to Minnesota with me (haha sorry Brianna!)
These slides and the purse are both from Target. My law school is near the Target headquarters downtown which I can conveniently get to through the skyway (fun fact: you never have to go outside in the winter in Minneapolis with the skyway system, everything downtown is connected!) When I’m stressed or bored in between classes, I head to Target. I like Target for trendy pieces because it allows me to follow the trend without breaking the bank.
Lastly, I just want to say that I am so grateful and love being a part of the TCP community!
(all photos: Amy Forness photo)