i didn't ever appreciate the ease of a school uniform throughout my childhood, but now as i struggle to get out the door looking reasonably well assembled each morning i'm really digging the idea of a simple go-to look. i'm pretty sure it couldn't be easier than a crisp white shirt and blue jeans. you might think white shirts aren't practical, but trust me they can be. be sure to select ones that are machine washable (who wants to deal with dry cleaning anyway), add a dash of bleach to the wash if it gets stained and touch it up with a hot iron after it comes out of the dryer for an extra polished look. i've found several great options at ayr, anthropologie, ann taylor, nili lotan, and i already have this and this on repeat.