Figuring out what to wear each day can be a chore. Buying a few key pieces can help make outfit decisions easier and can help you dress for teaching success:
Have you heard the old adage that black goes with everything? Well, it’s true. Invest in a comfortable, flattering pair of black pants. They can be dressed up or down, work in hot or cool temperatures and will match most other items in your wardrobe.
2. A Crisp White Button Down
White button down shirts scream, “classic.” A white button down can be paired with jeans for a casual Friday look or with a suit for a more professional look. This versatile wardrobe staple can be used in so many ways. Add a scarf and pair with dress pants one day. Tuck into a skirt with funky tights then next. The outfits will go on and on.
3. A Solid Colored Cardigan
Cardigans are great layering pieces. Find one in a favorite color (I have a great grass green one!). Wear it buttoned or open. Add a pin. Use it as a light jacket that you can take off or put on depending on your temperature preference.You can’t go wrong with a staple cardigan in your wardrobe!
4. Khaki Pants
Khaki pants are another essential item in any teacher’s wardrobe. Choose a wrinkle-free (you’ll that me for that tip because no one wants to iron or steam their clothes if they don’t have to), comfortable material to add to your closet. Wear them with your white shirt or your cardigan. Hey, wear them with both! Khakis are a great addition because they also allow for flexibility. They are comfortable and will meet the dress code in many settings.
Converse have made a resurgence lately. Why? Because they are super cute and comfortable. Wear them with a dress. Wear them with shorts. Wear white ones or paint them and make them your own. Teachers spend a lot of time on their feet. Treat your feet well! Find a comfortable pair of sneakers that you can wear to school and invest in them. Your feet will thank you!
Deciding what to wear each day can be made easier by adding staple pieces to your closet. What are your essentials?