Choosing a bag for grad school:
A messenger bag or tote is a nice option in grad school, especially if wearing a backpack means you get mistaken for an undergrad. Messenger bags can look a bit more professional. Here are some bag I’ve been eyeing recently:
4- Fossil (sooo expensive but I’ve wanted it for forever…perhaps a graduation gift to myself)
Class style: Go Cubs + oxfords
Emma says: Sometimes your team makes game 7 of the World Series and you’ve got to show your support at school! If I’m wearing a sports jersey, I like to wear nice jeans and dressy shoes with my standard mismatched dress socks. When I’ve got a fancier top, I like to wear sneakers, but I like to let people know that just because I’m wearing a jersey doesn’t mean I’m not ready for business.
Academic conference wear, pt. 1. My goal at conferences is to look professional without feeling too old or stuffy. The polka dot shirt does that for me here.
Shirt- J. Crew, old (similar)
Dress- J. Crew (similar and more affordable!)
Bag- thrifted (similar)
Shoes- Nordstrom Rack, old (similar)
Glasses- Old (Similar and affordable!)