Business Casual Looks on a Budget: Whitecoat Outfits | 3rd Year of Medical School

Business Casual Looks on a Budget: Whitecoat Outfits | 3rd Year of Medical School


Hi Guys! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about
what to wear under a white coat lately so I thought it might be fun to do a under $200
business casual wardrobe challenge. For this challenge, I set a budget of $200
and bought items that I consider my “essentials” for business casual outfits.I tried to make
any many outfits as I can with the items I bought, adding in some personal touches from
shoes and bags that I already own. I stuck to pretty basic items, nothing too
trendy- so that you can really build on these outfits with coats or jackets, shoes with
prints or details, and other accessories. So let’s get right into my items: #1: cropped black pants $35.45 Pretty much the cornerstone of most of my
business casual outfits is a pair of cropped black pants. Black pants go with everything- you can dress
it up, dress it down, it’s flattering, it’s comfortable. At least 7 out of 10 times, I reach for a
pair for black pants when I get dressed in the morning. So having a comfortable pair of black pants
is a must for me. I got this pair from LOFT. LOFT and Ann Taylor are sister stores and
they have 40% off sales very frequently– and if you get a good sales person in store,
you can even get a student discount on top of that. So these pants were originally $69.50 but
I got it for $35.45 after 40% discount + 15% student discount. #2: sleeveless blue top $24.99
I got this top from H&M- and I like it a lot because it’s actually very versatile. You can wear it buttoned up with a bow or
you can wear it with couple buttons undone and without the bow. You can get two completely different looks
from one top. Plus you can layer it with a cardigan or wear
it under white coat without any bulk because it’s sleeveless #3+#4 Ann Taylor sweater shell + cardigan
I’ve talked about this type of combo before. I’m a huge fan of these sleeveless shells
especially during warmer months bc they’re so easy to layer and you still look pretty
put together. I got a matching cardigan so I can wear it
during cooler months. #5 Pink sweater ($69.60-34.75=$34.75)
I just love the pink shade of this sweater. It’s slightly cropped so you don’t really
have to tuck it into anything. It has cute little button detail on the back. This sweater is from Ann Taylor and it was
also on sale for 50% off. #6 Gray pants ($39.90)
I wanted a pair of business casual pants that weren’t black so it doesn’t look like
I’m wearing the same pants everyday. This pair is from Uniqlo and it’s completely
elastic in the waist- no zippers, no buttons, nothing. This was the most expensive item on the list
at $39.90 and they did not offer any discounts. #7 Black Skirt ($59=>37.61)
Sometimes you just want to wear a skirt- so I got this stretchy black pencil skirt. It’s pretty much the skirt version of the
black skinny pants. It goes with everything. This one is from Ann Taylor, also on sale,
and super comfortable. So in total, I came up with about 10 different
outfits using 7 core items. And admittedly the outfits ARE pretty plain
but you can pair the outfits with some fun shoes or jewelry and really make them your
own– basically I consider these items the foundation of a business casual wardrobe. The total amount for the 7 item came out to
about $220, so a little bit over our budget but I’m really happy with the quality of
items I got. So that concludes this business casual outfit
video– Let me know in the comment section OR if you have a youtube channel, make a video
about YOUR favorite clothing items and your favorite business casual outfits. Thank you guys for watching– please like
and subscribe & I’ll see you in the next video! BYE

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100 Comments

  1. we have occupation day for senior week coming up and i was wondering what i was gonna wear under my whitecoat. this video came just in time! thanks jamie:)

  2. So proud of Jamie look how much recognition you are getting ! Been here since day one โ˜๐Ÿผ. You deserve it ! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Hi Jamie! Thanks for the great videos! I think these are some good pairings for anyone who is in a working environment. I personally love business casual myself but I always find myself spending too much on them. It's great that you can spend around $200 to get so many outfits of our these couple items! But it's so sad we only get to see just three minutes of you this week ๐Ÿ™

  4. You look great Jamie in all the outfits. I am all about that H&M top. Keep up the goodwork, looking forward to next Saturday!

  5. You look so pretty! I love that you built the outfits from timeless pieces instead of going for the trendy ones, it looks very elegant. Love it!

  6. Yay thank you so much for doing this! Even though third year is several months away.. it's a good excuse to shop haha. ๐Ÿ‘—I know what I'll be looking for over break on Black Friday. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Any recommendations on good, supportive shoes to get through the day?

  7. I love Ann Taylor, their clothes are always so nice and they're great for my petite frame ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice looks in this video Jamie!

  8. Love this vlog post, thank you for sharing, I start clinical next year and this video has given me a lot of ideas on how to vamp up my wardrobe ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. This might be totally random, but could you please make a video of how you got started with youtube/how you found your niche & how long you've been on, etc ๐Ÿ™‚ I'd love to hear your youtube story as I find you motivational in so many other ways! Cheers. xxx

  10. Excellent video!! classy and stylish – great job Jamie!!!! not plain at all my dear – sexy never needs to be hoochy (99% of the YouTube clothing hauls out there). Thank you Thank yoy Thank you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ for the nice touch of class!! How refreshing!!

  11. I loved all of the outfits! Thank you so much! I'm in my first year and I was looking for something like this! Love your channel ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. PLEASE PLEASE Do a MEET my PET video one day. And how your cat helps you survive medical school with its cuteness <3 Love you to the Moon and back

  13. hey I've recently discovered your channel and am loving your videos! I'm also a current med student in germany ๐Ÿ™‚
    i was wondering, does your boyfriend study medicine as well?

  14. Could you please do a video on your recommendations for studying anatomy (particularly musculoskeletal anatomy)? I'm currently a first year and we are now in the MSK block. I could use any advice you could give would be much appreciated!

  15. im in love with that brown-leather bag?? what brand is it..

    **btw, i love your videos! I'm studying for my nclex, and watching your videos helps keep me motivated. maybe one day ill purse my NP degree.. you got yourself a new subscriber! love, ivy

  16. I love all of your videos but this has been my favorite by far. (Late comment, watched this like an hour after you posted it but its so good I'm rewatching it)

  17. Thanks for the practical but classy suggestions. How do your items hold up to washing and do they require ironing? Thanks again!!

  18. Hi:) Do you wear high heels as in video to the hospital? What type of shoes are appropriate to wear with a white coat? Thank you

  19. I really like all of these looks! Sticking to the sleeveless is a great idea especially with the layering. Love your videos! Wish I kept making med school videos, I might pick it back up soon

  20. For rotations though you don't actually wear this right? I mean I assume it's scrubs and sneakers because you can easily be on your feet for hours

  21. I've always wondered why people suggested the Loft for affordable business casual clothes. They never mentioned the student discounts lol

  22. just found your channel!! i thought tjis vid was really helpful bc im gunna be using a white coat soon for my masters! great ideas and i was worried about dreasing too older for mt age but these are appropriats!

  23. I really like the outfits you put together, they are simple but chic regardless and I wouldn't describe them as plain. You delivery is also great, punchy and straight to the point and no pretentiousness whatsoever.

  24. I love what you've put together without focusing on all discount retailers. Really nice quality look without looking cheap.

  25. This was so helpful!I'm currently going to a college in order to check out the medical field. The building does have a dress code, however the shirts you had in this video have me wonderful ideas on how to pair them with more formal clothing

  26. I wore these clothes in middle school, let's just say that everybody thought I was really weird. I just liked to dress nice.

  27. Thank you! Returning to the work force 4 years after having my son. I have been researching a good foundation to my business casual wardrobe, youโ€™re video was very helpful! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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