It’s bittersweet to me that I am not shopping for Back-to-School Teacher clothes, anymore. It’s been several years since I’ve been out of the classroom. Of course, there are some things that I miss. But, at least I can participate in helping my teacher friends prepare for the upcoming school year. Teaching is the one of the hardest jobs in the world! It’s mental. Physical. And, emotional. Personally, I always felt better prepared for the school day by dressing stylish AND comfortable! This blog post will contain TEN Teacher Fashion Staples that will elevate a teacher’s wardrobe while providing comfort, as well.
First off, I want to stress the importance of LAYERS. I recall when teaching, (especially during those first few autumn months) feeling cold in the morning. But, so HOT by the afternoon! Autumn temperatures, just like many days throughout the school year, can fluctuate. Schools and classrooms can be too cold or too warm. Layers are KEY when you are a teacher.
Secondly, I also suggest finding staple pieces that can be mixed and matched. Anything that is a layering piece (such as a jacket, scarf, cardigan, vest, etc.) is typically a staple piece. Their the best investment you can make because they can be styled multiple ways.
So, let’s keep these two things in mind: Layers & Staple Pieces.
Now, I’d like for you to take a good look at your closet. I bet you already have a bunch of pieces that are just waiting for their complimentary piece. Take inventory on which staple pieces you need.
20 Teacher Fashion Staples
- Long Sleeve & Short Sleeve Fitted Tee (Or Body-suits)
- Button-down Blouse
- Camis/Tank top
- Moto or Denim Jacket
- Pencil Skirt
- Maxi Skirt (or dress)
- Midi Dress
- Dress Pants
- Crop Pants (wide leg and/or stretch)
- Leggings or Stretch Pants
- Tall Boots
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Teacher Fashion Staples, most of which are currently on sale. I also try to stay in a reasonable price bracket! These are pieces that are versatile, comfortable, affordable, and YES very chic. But, before we get to my general picks, I want to share TWO Retailers that are offering EXTRAORDINARY Staple Pieces that have exceptional quality at affordable prices.
In a nutshell, PEACH provides some great options especially in the category for leggings, blazers, moto jackets, sweaters, and more. Be sure to check out this post on Peach’s Fall Collection so you can price compare and make smart selections on these staple pieces.
When it comes to the PERFECT WORK PANT, I would highly suggest the Yoga Work Pant by BetaBrand. (Use my code: rachelmaria for 20% off their already low prices!)
Ok, now we can get to some more options from some of my favorite retailers that are running mega sales this labor day! Have fun mixing and matching.
Long Sleeve & Short Sleeve Fitted Tee (Or Body-suits)
Moto or Denim Jacket
Maxi Skirt (or Dress)
Midi Skirt (or Dress)
Crop Pants (wide leg and/or stretch)
Leggings or Stretch Pants
Well teachers, I think this covers everything you’ll need to look and feel your best for this upcoming school year. I hope this was helpful, and I’d love to hear from you on which staple pieces you are getting this year! Let me know in the comment section below!