What to Wear: Student Teacher

What to Wear: Student Teacher

This week’s What to Wear is from Amanda:

I start student teaching in a third grade classroom in a few weeks. I want to make a good impression on my cooperating teacher and my new students. I want to look professional, but I want my outfit to show my personality as well (I am bubbly, humorous, and very organized). I am on a budget because I have no income right now due to my internship and grad school. I have a lot of staple pieces in my wardrobe, maybe we can punch something up. Green and brown are my favorite colors.

I admit it: I’ve daydreamed about being a teacher before and, yes, it was all about the clothes. I just believe that if you’re in a position of authority over children, you should dress like a grown-up. Here’s one way for Amanda to pull off a young academic look on a budget:

Necklace – The starting point for the whole outfit. A lot of personality for $42 from Anthropologie. Valentine’s Day present?
Skirt – I love corduroy skirts, this one is at Old Navy for $20. Pair it with nude fishnet nights for a little extra coverage in the winter.
Sweater – On sale from J. Crew for $30.
Cami – From Old Navy.
Shoes – Yes, they’re pumps…but from Naturalizer. So you can look great and still run around in heels.
Bag – Big leather tote from Etsy.
Glasses – Of course! A trendy item that happens to match your occupation perfectly.

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  1. jennifer in sf at 5:38 pm

    Great outfit! I’m totally planning on checking several of those items out now. Although I’d skip the glasses unless you actually need them.

  2. David & Becky at 4:43 am

    I love the outfit, but kids and white do not work. Especially when you can’t afford to be doing a lot of laundry.