Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What to Wear: Teacher Edition

I literally just ran over here to my blog because I just saw an article written BY a teacher about what to wear as a teacher.... it made me cringe! This teacher said she actually has a friend wear the same thing EVERY single day of the school year. We are not stuck in a cartoon!

So here are my top tips to dressing as a teacher:

**Please note that I am NOT a fashionista by any means. These are simply my thoughts as a veteran teacher.**

#1- Khakis are fine but NOT a must. You can wear skinny pants, chinos, ankle pants, capris, gauchos, or skirts. But you need to be comfortable in them. Do not squeeze yourself into them. If you can't sit, stand, and bend over comfortably with out having any unsightly issues (i.e.- major panty lines or too tight in those inappropriate areas) then you need to find a different pair to wear.

#2- Shirts and blouses. Anything goes with your style so long as you aren't flashing or falling out. Here's a good test: when you try them on, bend over, bend to the side, bend backwards, pretend to write on the board, and then squat down. Didn't show any skin or flash? Your shirt is good to go to school.

#3- The rule book that you expect the students to follow... you have to follow it too. No spaghetti straps. No gym clothes. No short skirts. Keep your political opinions off your shirts.

#4-  Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. They are always your friends. Try jewelry, scarves, and hair styles to change things up. Not sure how? Go to a Premier Jewelry party or check out Pinterest.

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  1. Love this Jennifer! I've saw on a blog somewhere where someone had put together all sorts of great outfits, took a photo wearing them, and taped them to a wall in her closet. (I'm not organized enough to do that). I think feeling good in what you are wearing can set the mood for your entire day.

    My daughter and I both have Pinterest Boards (like yours above) that we update and try to use often. It's more than a hobby...

    I recently found a website called Stitch Fix, and it's great! You fill out a profile, a stylist finds you great pieces, ships to you, you try on, decide what to keep, and ship back (at their expense) what doesn't work for you. It's also helped me to step out of my comfort zone when I am shopping - - so that I more open to new ideas and styles.

    I've attached a link below if you (or any readers want to try it). I do get a credit for referring someone, and if you sign up, you can too.

    Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I love Stitch Fix too! It's so fun to open each box!