How to Dress for the Classroom
Posted on 08 November 2016
Gone are the days of wearing suits in the classroom. For better or worse, teachers have a much more casual dress style at work. We may be the only profession expected to look “professional” and then climb up on a chair to staple a project or poster onto a wall. It makes perfect sense that the attire evolution led to teachers needing comfortable styles that allow for movement.
Now the big question, how can one keep herself looking gorgeous while feeling comfortable after 7 hours on a hard tile floor?
Here are a few options:
Leggings: there’s a right way and a wrong way to wear these puppies. First, don’t wear them like they’re exercise pants, and you’re going to the gym. Wear them as you would tights: under a long tunic. High boots will dress it up, or a cute short bootie will keep it looking fresh.
Fleece Lined Leggings, $15 (available in grey and brown, too)
Tunics: Well, I can’t tell you to wear leggings with tunics then not put tunics on the list! Tunics are the perfect work wear top. They’re loose and long. If you’re reaching for the top of a SmartBoard, chances are you want to have a shirt that’s long enough to cover the tummy.
Cardigans: With many school buildings dating back to the beginning of time, we know that the heating can be temperamental. In one room, you’re so hot that you’re shedding your clothes, and, in the next room, you’re wishing for gloves and a scarf. You need to be prepared and layer! Cardigans are perfect for this. It can also add a pop of color while keeping you from becoming a popsicle.
Vests: Stylish and cozy. This is a different option if you’re cardigan-ed out. Vests seem to be a hot addition to many a wardrobe, and why not? They are a great way to add color and a bit of warmth to an otherwise boring top.
If you have a go to style that you’d love to share, we’d love to hear. Comment below with your classroom go to.