8 Teacher Outfits to Copy

by - August 17, 2022

Welcome to another edition of Real Outfit Roundup. For those who are new to the blog, this is a series I try to bring you every other week. It's been thrown off-schedule recently because of some big life events but should be back on track now. Anyway, this is a twice-a-month post in which I share the outfits I've worn in real life along with my thought process behind each of them, honest reviews of each item, and links to shop exact or similar pieces.

Moving forward, these are going to become very teacher/business casual centric. In case you missed the news, I have started teaching middle school English Language Arts, which requires me to dress more professionally during the week. So there will be more work-wear pieces included in these, specifically when it comes to bottoms and shoe choices. However, you can still expect to see my love of patters, especially florals, and my personal style reflected in each outfit I do share.

School has started in my neck of the woods, and I've been working for almost a month now. So this is officially my first teacher-centric outfit roundup post.

Sizing: I'm 5'2" and weigh around 145 lbs. I typically wear size 6 or s/m in clothes and size 7 in shoes.

This was one of my teacher in-service/planning days before school actually started, but I did still have to dress professionally. I really love these tank dressed by Time and Tru at Walmart. They're thick enough that they're flattering and don't show a lot of lumps, etc., but they're still cool. When the weather eventually cools off, they'll be easy to throw a jacket or cardigan over and style with flats, sneakers, or even boots. This is the orange mango color.

Shirt / Pants (Wantable -- similar) / Shoes / Belt

I wore this for Open House when I met some of my students. My pants came in my Wantable box, and I love them so much. They are extremely comfortable and very professional. My blouse is from Old Navy and one of those that can work in all seasons by changing up the colors you pair it with.

On Me: Dress / Shoes
On Alexis: Dress / Shoes

This was the first day of school. I wanted to feel like myself while still being able to move about freely. I'm not 100 percent in love with my shoe selection. I think I would have liked it better if I'd worn my dark green sandals instead or even my yellow wedges, but it's not the worst combo in the world.

Alexis's dress has a really sweet space pattern on it, which is perfect for this moon and stars-loving girl. There are a few more patterns available, but this is a dress style that's always available in multiple options.

On Me: Shirt / Skirt / Shoes
On Alexis: Shirt / Skirt / Shoes

So Alexis and I unintentionally matched several times during the first week of school, but this is probably my favorite instance. This green skirt is seriously a fave. I wore a dark denim jacket over my t-shirt while I was at school, but I had to remove it when we went on our afternoon dog walk. This t-shirt is from the juniors section, so I recommend sizing up. The color is yellow chamomile.

Alexis's skirt is so cute and has built-in shorts underneath. It's also the perfect length and comes in a bunch of patterns.

Shirt (similar) / Pants / Shoes / Belt

This is the outfit I second-guessed the most. I love gray pants, but I have a really difficult time styling them. Always have. But then pretty much everyone I crossed paths with liked this combination, so I guess I didn't do too badly this go 'round. Anyway, this pants are the OG Chinos from Old Navy, and I can't recommend them enough. The come in a ton of colors, and you're really going to enjoy that stretchy back waist. My sneakers are a pair I've been wanting for years, but finally bit the bullet on for school. I ended up getting these from the kids section because they did not have my size in the adult version. For those interested, I wear size 5 in girls shoes.

This dress is the perfect teacher dress, especially if you move around a lot during the day. It's so flowy and comfortable. It also has pockets! It comes in several patterns and color choices.

This skirt is no stranger to the blog, but it is the first time I've worn it in a professional setting. I kept things simple with it, though, and just picked a pale pink t-shirt and my triple knotted slides. This is the same t-shirt as the pale yellow one earlier in the post, so I recommend sizing up. This is the pink starlight color.

Shirt / Pants (similar) / Shoes

And last but certainly not least are these fan-favorite goldenrod linen pants. Literally everyone I talked to the day I wore these asked me where I got them. When I tried them on in the store, I was really surprised at how much I liked them. And they worked so nicely with my Kindness Matters rainbow t-shirt. I kept my shoes simple with my basic brown flat sandals. Sadly, this color is no longer available, but the style of pant is, and there are quite a few color options to choose from.

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