What I Wore: Teacher Edition
With school back in session, I have had some requests to show some of my “teacher clothes” or what I wear to work. Truthfully, I don’t shop specifically for teacher clothes, I typically just style things a little differently to make it work appropriate. Like I mentioned in my previous post my school is pretty lax when it comes to the dress code, your school may be a little different but here are some things to keep in mind when choosing your outfit.
My favorite pieces to teach in are things that are comfortable, layerable, and obviously cute.
Comfortable, because well you never know what your day is going to look like. For example, today I was chasing two wasps around the classroom while the children shrieked with terror.
Layerable, (not a real word, I know… it should be) because if your school is anything like mine the temperature is super unpredictable. Also, you never know when you might have to sprint across the playground to stop someone from throwing rocks… For real, why do kids always want to throw rocks!? I just don’t get it!
Cute, well who doesn’t want to look cute in front of an audience (your class), especially a brutally honest one.
This white tunic I received from FIG clothing is one that I often reach for. Not only does this tunic fit all my C.C.L (comfortable, cute, layerable) requirements, it also is 100% made in Canada- AWESOME! From tunics to cardigans this clothing line truly is a teachers dream blending comfort and style for a stylish yet practical look.
What is your favorite teaching/work look?
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I love this look ! It is so cute, if my teacher looked like this back in the day I would definitely be jealous of her style haha ! Those boots are gorgeous <3
Haha- well thanks so much! Yes, the boots were a splurge about 7 years ago… no joke! I am a freak when it comes to taking care of my boots and I’m telling you it’s worth it!
I love your blog and style! I’m a huge fan of your boots!. I also really love how you did ur hair here. I don’t think I could pull this hairstyle off as great as you! Great styling:-)
Thanks Elizabeth! The boots were a splurge from so long ago (7 years to be exact) but have lasted so beautifully- taking care of your leather is so important and in this case, paid off! As for the hair, I bet you would surprise yourself- try it!
Where is the “kimono” from…sorry I am not sure what to call it. So pretty….oh wait, you could pretty anything!
Hi Kim! You’re right it’s called a kimono! I got it a while ago from a local store called Uforia Muse! The brand is Oh My Love London. It is no longer available but here is the website – they have some really cute ones right now! http://www.ohmylovelondon.com/clothing/kimonos I hope that helps!
That floral kimono just pulls the whole look together!
Thanks so much, Sarah! I am loving kimonos lately!
Great outfits and the half up half down hairstyle really suits you 🙂
I just discovered your blog and I love it!
Regards from Germany!
xo Laura Belle
Thanks so much Laura! Welcome to my site, glad you like it!!
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Love this look – so easy & put together! That kimono is so cute! And you’re rocking the half-bun hairstyle!
Thanks! It is my fourth day no washed hair look.. lol
I actually just purchased that same top this weekend and wanted to wear it to teach today, but I find it a little sheer to wear in front of my students. What do you think?
Hi Meg! Yes, I found the same thing. I love how light weight the material is but because of that it is quite sheer. I wear a nude colored tank under it and you can’t see it (I am wearing it in all the photos) You could also wear a white one but you can see it through the tunic which I don’t care for as much! I hope this helps!
Love everything about this! You look stunning, love! xx
Thanks so much Anna!
Holly you are are probably the cutest and chicest teacher out there! Your kids must adore you 🙂 I’m so glad you stopped by my site because it leads me to yours – such a gem. I’ll definitely be coming back again. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Awe thanks so much Cindy! Loved your site as well!!
I love love love this post on teachers outfits! I have to agree with you when I say I don’t shop specifically for school clothes, but I try and justify when I’m shopping that I can wear the outfit for school AND everyday 😉 kimonos are such a great go-to for any outfit, and I love yours!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks Torey! Haha that’s how I justify my shopping as well, if I can wear it to work and everyday it’s a for sure purchase lol
I’ve just recently come across your blog and I’m loving it! I’m in my pre-internship right now and have been having trouble figuring out what does and doesn’t work for the classroom. I am getting major closet inspo from you! I love that you can make cute pieces so professional. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Hi Jules! Welcome to Teach Me Style- I’m SO happy you have found some inspiration from my page as that is exactly what I set out to do when starting TMS! I cannot stress enough how important it is, especially when you’re starting out, to use the clothes you already have and make them professional! You will be spending so much money on resources and other life expenses the last thing you want to do is stress yourself out my thinking you have to purchase teacher clothes! Keep checking back as I am always adding to the What I Wore: Teacher section! Good luck with your pre-internship!!