Teacher Tired But Make It Fashion

by - May 06, 2023

It's the end of the school year. We've survived a week of state testing and are trying to make it through another few weeks before summer break.

My motto has always been to dress better than I feel, so right now that means dressing like I have a lot more energy than I actually do. Thankfully, I have some tried-and-true simple outfit formulas to see me through to the end of the school year. And that's what you'll see in this edition of real outfit roundup.

Sizing Note: I'm 5'2" and weigh about 140 lbs. I usually wear size 6 or s/m in clothes and size 7 in shoes.

Tank Top (similar) / Shirt (similar) / Skirt / Sandals

This outfit is really similar to one I wore in late February/early March. Then, I wore an olive green t-shirt, bleached denim jacket, and white sneakers. We were still in that winter-to-spring transition period. Now, we are firmly in the spring-to-summer transition, so I could go a little lighter on the layers.

You might recognize this tank top from last summer. It's got a cute strap detail, which of course is covered here, and a textured vertical stripe pattern to add some interest. It's kind of a goldenrod color and almost a perfect match for the yellow tones in the skirt's pattern. Because the straps are thin, I needed something over the top. It wasn't warm enough for my vest, so I opted for my short-sleeved chambray button-up, which I tied to give more definition to my waist. Instead of sneakers, I wore these platform espadrille sandals.

This skirt is great for warmer weather. It is very thin and unlined, though, so you might want to add a slip. I haven't felt the need but just throwing it out there.

Dress / Jacket (similar) / Sneakers

This dress should also look familiar from last summer. It's so cute. It has a defined waist, adjustable straps, and is fully lined. I like that it's feminine without showing too much. To keep it nice and casual for school, I added my white denim jacket and white faux leather sneakers.

Sweater / Pants (similar)

I don't know why I didn't take a picture of this full outfit, but this will have to do. These are those 'office sweatpants' that Target had last year. They are amazingly comfortable, like wearing pajamas, but still look professional. These are navy blue with a white stripe. I decided to go for an all-blue look this day with this short-sleeved, light blue sweater. I cannot remember what shoes I wore.

This pretty yellow floral skirt is one of my favorites from last year. I don't wear it often, though, because the material is so delicate. I've actually torn it once already and had to repair it. Anyway, in the past I've kept things pretty simple with this skirt, but this go 'round I paired it with this mushroom t-shirt. The green was a nice match with the green in the skirt, and it felt like such a 'me' outfit. I couldn't decide what shoes I wanted to wear so I went neutral.

I could not resist this trippy MTV graphic tee when I came across it the other day. I love the colors and the psychedelic feel of it. I'm not sure what my thought process was for pairing it with this green checked skirt, but I don't hate it. It feels very summery to me, and I've been looking for more ways to wear this skirt.

Shirt (similar) / Jeans / Shoes (similar) / Headband

I 100 percent copied this outfit from one I wore last year. There are a few differences, but not many. Instead of boyfriend jeans, I'm wearing straight leg jeans. My belt, which sadly you can't see here, is different, and I added a pearl-studded headband to my uncooperative hair.

This shirt was such a good investment. I love the shape and the material. It's flattering and looks very put together. Unfortunately, since it's over a year old, it isn't available. They have an updated version, that I'm linking to, but I am not a fan. Neither are my shoes, which have this fun 70s vibe to them that I love.

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