Spring Outfits for Teachers

by - April 01, 2023

Spring Break is finally here, and before I essentially check out for the next week, I've got an outfit roundup to share with you. We've had the typical back-and-forth spring weather the south is known for this past month, so I've been getting good use out of my layers.

Sizing info: I'm 5'2" and weigh about 140 lbs. I typically wear size small or 6-8 in clothes and size 7 in shoes.

This blue gingham skirt is one of my favorites. It's got an elastic waist and a slimmer silhouette. The material is pretty thick, too, so wrinkles aren't a big concern with prolonged sitting nor is it see-through. It's tiered but in a subtle way. The only thing it's missing is pockets. I love it paired with this 'sweet like honey' graphic t-shirt that I found unexpectedly at Rural King. It was still too cool for sandals, so I went with my faux leather white tennis shoes.

I've worn a very similar version of this outfit before, but it was a summer version. This time around, I needed a jacket for a bit of warmth, and I capped it all off with my navy flats.

Shirt (old) / Pants / Shoes

I've had this blouse for about a decade now, and I still love it just as much now as I did then. Statement sleeves, embroidered flowers, classic navy stripes - what's not to love? And it pairs perfectly with these Democracy pants. They are such a good color for spring. I got them in a Wantable box. I absolutely love this style of pants. They've got a wide elastic waistband that lays flat and doesn't fold or wrinkle throughout the day, which is something I struggle with with pretty much all pants. These are the Absolution ankle skimmer pants in Baton Rouge Pink. They're a little on the pricy side compared to what I typically buy, but trust me - they are so worth it.

Sweater (similar) / Pants / Shoes (similar)

Our weather swung back to winter for a few days, so I pulled out a cozy sweater, but I wasn't ready to say goodbye to Spring so I kept the colors neutral with tan and white. My sweater is no longer available, but I've linked to a similar one.

Here's a better look at my sneakers. I like the high-top look, but I also feel like they're not quite my style. These, however, felt more like me with the zippered sides and clean black look. They almost look like a wedge sneaker, but they don't give me any extra height. Frustratingly, I can't find these on the website, and I've had them less than a month.

Shirt / Jacket (similar) / Skirt (unavailable) / Sandals

It was finally warm enough to wear sandals! Okay, so not really, but these were the best shoes for this outfit. This skirt, y'all. I'm in love. It's a slip skirt, but it's got a mesh over-layer. There's no side slit, but it's got lots of stretch so it's easy to move in. I kept the rest of my outfit simple since the skirt is clearly the star. For some reason, I can't find this skirt on Target's website. It's the Wild Fable brand and still available in my local store.

My wedge sandals are new. The heel is just under four inches, and there's a small platform under the toes, making them fairly comfortable to wear all day. The braided strap is pretty snug, though, so if you're between shoe sizes, you might want to go up a half size.

Dress / Jacket (similar) / Shoes / Bag

This slip dress actually got its own post recently, but I really did wear it in real life, so it gets shared again. It has adjustable straps and a slit that reaches up to about knee height. The bodice is pretty fittedd but the back is smocked so it's not uncomfortable.

I like this outfit, but I also don't like this outfit. I think it works but may be too much. I don't know. I'm on the fence, and I cannot for the life of me remember what shoes I wore!

Dress / Vest (similar) / Sandals (similar) / Bag

If this outfit seems familiar, it's because it's one of my most often repeated. I love this dress so much. This is what I wore to a festival one weekend. It was warm enough I could have worn the dress on its own, but I wanted my shoulders covered to avoid sunburn so I added the vest. Usually I leave it undone, but I felt like I wanted a bit more definition at my waist so I buttoned the bottom two buttons. Since we'd be doing a lot of walking, I went with flat sandals, so I used my Twist-Tee Knot to keep the hem from dragging the ground.

Shirt (similar) / Skirt (similar) / Shoes

This outfit was a pain to get to work the way I wanted it to. On the one hand, I love all the colors together. On the other, this blouse refused to tuck nicely, so I had to improvise with an old-school trick. I gathered all the loose material in the middle of the back, tied a ponytail holder around it, then tucked it under and rolled the hem the rest of the way around so it had a more fitted look. Then all I had to worry about was making sure my skirt didn't sit too low on my hips and the puff sleeves stayed at my elbows. I finished the look with my new tan crocheted wedges, which are the perfect neutral shoe.

I originally got this dress to wear on St. Patrick's Day, but then we had a teacher work day so no students, and it stayed in my closet. I brought it out this past week knowing that if I didn't get it in before Spring Break, I might not get a chance to wear it again for months. Plus, we had another almost cold day. I'm not 100 percent happy with the white sneakers, but it was not warm enough for sandals this day. In fact...

...when I got home, I changed into a sweatshirt and joggers. This is what I look like 70 percent of the time.

Shirt / Skirt (similar) / Shoes

This rainbow skirt has been in my closet for years. It's the one item I've never been able to donate. This go 'round, I paired it with my Super Mario Bros. graphic tee (after some of my students voted for it in an Instagram poll) and my new braided white wedge sandals. The blues weren't quite right, but it was still a fun outfit.

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