(Closed) Teacher Bees: Fashion Question

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
3032 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@mepayne: I think what you wore today or something similar would probably be fine or perhaps a pencil skirt with a cute, flowy blouse tucked in and a cardigan over if necessary? Or a pair of fitted/skinny dark colored pants and a plain, flowy or sheer blouse in a solid color with a statement necklace.

Post # 4
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I am sure what you wore today (dress, tights, boots) is great. She probably just said this to make sure no one showed up in jeans or raddy clothing. Pick a cute, professional outfit, but no need to go overboard.

Post # 5
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Can’t go wrong with tailored slacks and a cheerful cardigan! Maybe a fun scarf or a Ms. Frizzle-inspired accessory. I highly doubt the governor expects elementary teachers to dress in corporate-ready suits. As long as your clothes are well-fitted (and you aren’t wearing jeans & a t-shirt or your yoga pants), you’ll be fine. I think emulating your principal on one of her regular days is a good move – if only as an excuse to swing through Loft. 

Post # 6
900 posts
Busy bee

I would wear dress pants and a nice blouse or cardigan

Post # 7
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would wear dress slacks and a nice blouse. I would be too worried about hemlines if I was wearing a skirt or dress.

Post # 9
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mepayne:  You would wear your dress and boots with perhaps a fitted sport-jacket? That’s a little more classy v. the cardigan for the governor. But I’m sure what you wore would be just fine as well. The governor understands that he/she is walking into a building of learning… not a board meeting! 

Post # 10
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have always found that a pretty scarf can do wonders to an otherwise plain outfit.  If you have longer hair, pull it into a slick and high ponytail for a polished and easy look.


If you punch in, “scarf work outfits” into pinterest a lot of fun ideas pop up.  Pinterest in general has awesome board devoted to teacher outfits.


And if you’re looking for some more color and adventure, this blog is always fun: http://applesandpencilskirts.blogspot.com/


Hope that helps!

Post # 11
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree, dress slacks and nice blouse, sweater, etc with nice shoes will be great!  Given the little kids, dresses and trendy tight skirts don’t work well. 

I substitute teach, and am appalled at how the teachers dress here.  Jeans and sneakers, sometimes with sweatshirts like they are on a Saturday afternoon around the house.  Yikes.  What happened to dressing like a professional?  I’m just a sub, but I NEVER wear jeans.  I think it’s tacky to dress like your students.  (Not that you would, lol)!

Sorry, didn’t mean to rant on your parade.  Tongue Out  Dress nice, that’s all.

Post # 13
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mepayne:  anyone who thinks teachers should wear heels, skirts, or a crisp white blouse, has obviously never had to sit criss cross on the carpet, or work with children who are holding markers and glue.  Haha.  I wear skinny jeans (black not jean material, but not leggings) and boots almost everyday.  I have recess duty you know.  In the snow.  With 10 seconds to spare to throw on a coat.

A great cardigan and some nice dress pants will be dandy.  …though, what the eff shoes can you wear with dress pants that are not heels and that you can at least wear socks with (remember that recess duty thing..)?  It’s something I’ll never figure out.

Post # 15
840 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@MissusLane:  +1 I used to teach at a charter school and as far as I know, there was no dress code for teachers. I always dressed up, because I wanted to look professional and be taken seriously! Now I teach at a Christian school where it’s required anyway

Post # 16
840 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@mepayne:  I love the ideas the other bees have been giving you! I teach 3rd grade and one of my favorite outfits is a striped maxi skirt with a cardigan and scarf. It’s super easy to move in, but classy. Here are a couple of ideas.

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