Friday, July 25, 2014

15 Teacher Fashion Basics

As I inch closer toward full-time student teaching, my wardrobe is becoming more and more teacher-y! (And I don't have a problem with that at all :)) We teachers are lucky because we get to wear adorable clothing and FLATS every day! I'm not all about that business suit/stilettos life.

This post consists of items I have as well as items I wish I had, but everything listed below is something I believe every [female] teacher should have in her closet!

1. Dress pants in at least three colors.
Because who wants to wear a skirt EVERY DAY? I recommend you get some comfortable dress pants that are also cute and versatile. I got some skinny ones from Francesca's because I can't stand the idea of wearing flared pants, do you.
2. Skirts in at least three colors.
This is one I'm working on. I struggle with this because I'm not accustomed to wearing skirts or pairing them with shirts. I just got a cute green one from ModCloth that I can't wait to pair with my white and black polka dot top!
3. A million casual dresses.
These are so easy because you don't have much mixing and matching to do. Just throw on a dress and call it a day. Here are a couple on my wish list.

4. Black, nude, and gray flats.
Flats on flats on flats. So comfy, so versatile. A teacher's foot's best friend.
5. Cardigans.
Gotta cover up those shoulders for school! I personally can't stand white cardigans because they make me feel like a child on Easter, but, to each her own. I have these in classic colors like black and tan, but also mustard yellow and salmon.

6. Scarves out the wazoo!
These can make an outfit go from zero to hero! My favorite scarf is this gray zebra one!

7. Statement necklaces.
For when you don't wanna wear a scarf, but your outfit needs a little zing! I have red and black, but white, pink, and blue are all on my wishlist!
8. Roughly 37,000 button-downs.
If I could afford to buy an Express button-down in every pattern they come in, I would. They are flattering, comfortable, and easy to style.
9. Something with apples on it.
One of the weirder items on my list, I know. But I just feel like teachers should pump up their adorableness as much as possible, so an apple-y item really is a must.

10. Blazers.
Sometimes a blazer works better with an outfit than a cardigan because of its clean, professional look. I own them in tan and black but I would love to add blue and green ones to my collection!

11. A denim shirt.
You can wear these with skirts or pants of any color or pattern!!
12. Dressy, yet comfy boots.
Because winter is a cold, cold time, friends.
13. Something polka-dotted.
See #9. This is just for the cute factor.
14. Stylin' glasses.
Also on my wishlist. If you gotta wear glasses to see the chalkboard, why not do it in style?
Need need need. Because what kind of elementary teacher are you if you don't own a sweater vest for every season of the year? Or, better yet, month. Or, better yet, day. Sweater vests are key. 

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