11 Spring Outfit Ideas for Teachers

by - March 28, 2024

March has passed in a blur, y'all. It's been homework and competitions and sicknesses and a race to teach my last standards before testing. But there is light at the end of this tunnel! I am about to submit the final part of my culminating project for my teacher certification course (and the angels sang a great chorus - hallelujah), and Spring Break is next week...not that I'm counting down or anything (I totally am).

Our weather has been kind of all over the place this past month as Spring decides if it wants to hang around long-term. We've had a pretty good stretch of warmer temperatures, but the pecan trees in my backyard are still bare, so we might be in for one more cold snap. Everything else is blooming, though, and the pollen is out in full force.

It's definitely the time of year where getting dressed is tricky: the temperature we end the day with is 30-40 degrees higher than where we start! And we can't forget about the fickle temps inside the school. Some days it's like being in a freezer, others a sauna.

What follows is a series of 11 outfits that are pretty typical for my spring wardrobe.

Sizing info: I'm 5'2" and weigh about 135 lbs. I typically wear a size 6 or s/m in clothes and size 7 in shoes.

Polo Sweater (Walmart) / Pants / Shoes (similar)

These pants are fabulous! A new favorite for sure. The collared sweater and loafers were the perfect partners. I wore this for my final observation for the TAPP program. It wasn't officially Spring yet, so I didn't want to fully depart from winter-like fabrics and colors.

I was skeptical about these pants when I ordered them. They're ridiculously affordable, and I worried that they would be terrible quality. Thankfully that's not the case. They are a button and zipper closure with a higher waist. Other than the waist, they're loose fitting. I got a medium which is a 6 and say that they're true to size.

My sweater is from Walmart, but I cannot find it on their website. I bought it less than a month ago, and it was a new item so I feel like it's not sold out yet. It is an open weave, so I layered a camisole underneath. Because of the open weave, I stayed comfortable temperature-wise. If I remember correctly, this sweater is available in a few other colors.

For some reason, the Mortimer salt girl gives me a case of nostalgia, so when I came across this t-shirt I couldn't resist. It says "Don't be salty" on it. It's not a great match for this skirt: the blues are too far apart on the spectrum. I've got a navy polka dotted skirt that I think would work better. I ordered this in a size large, and it's more oversized than I typically like. It was a little difficult to tuck into this skirt, but the smocked waist of the skirt certainly didn't help matters. Anyway, I should have ordered a medium.

Who knew that I would find a pair of overalls that I actually love and don't feel frumpy in?! In fact, I'm planning on ordering these in another color soon. Last time I shared these it was with a fancier blouse. This go 'round, I paired them with a graphic t-shirt. It's got three lines of hearts, which you obviously can't see all of. I originally ordered this for Valentine's Day, but changed my mind last minute on what to wear.

This skirt has quickly become a favorite in my spring skirt line-up. In fact, it's making two appearances in this outfit roundup post! Up first, a very neutral-feeling outfit with an off-white blouse and lace-up boots.

This blouse is a nice not-too-white color. It has an interesting neckline and elastic-cuffed sleeves. The one thing I will say about it is that it's shorter than I expected. If you look at the models on the website, it hangs pretty far down on them, but in reality the shirt doesn't cover my bum, so be aware of that.

T-shirt / Dress / Sneakers

We randomly went to Old Navy in person a few weeks ago, and they were having a sale so I picked up a couple of fresh midi-length spring dresses. I really love this blue ditsy floral print. This dress is a smocked top with a straighter skirt silhouette. The straps are nice and wide, but still not appropriate to wear on their own to teach middle schoolers, so I layered it over a white t-shirt (which I can't remember where I bought, hence the lack of a link there). You can't really tell from this picture, but I finished the outfit with my faux-leather white sneakers.

This is the other dress I picked up on that random Old Navy trip. I immediately fell in love with this pattern. It is spaghetti strap, but I didn't want to pull the white-t-shirt-underneath trick two days in a row, so I opted to layer my dark denim jacket over the top instead. I liked how the dark blue of the jacket pulls out the dark blue in the dress's print. I kept my shoes simple with white sneakers.

Blouse (similar) / Skirt / Shoes

This skirt is so darling. It is not stretchy at all in the waist; instead it has a zipper closer on the back. I ordered a large (8/10) for extra room and it fits perfectly. I really wanted the skirt to be the star of the show, so I kept things neutral with an ivory-colored blouse. The blouse does have some visual interest though thanks to its lacy texture and tie sleeves. I've had this blouse for more than five years, so I linked to something similar. It was not quite warm enough for sandals, so I kept my shoes low-key with these favorite tan loafers with a bow detail.

Blouse (similar) / Skirt / Shoes

It's back! I told you this skirt would make another appearance in this post. This time, however, I decided to go a more colorful route with the yellow that's in the floral pattern. This blouse is from a Wantable box. It's not a perfect match to the yellow, but I think it paired nicely. I wore this to my last class for the TAPP program. It was kind of rainy and cool, so I went with my tan loafers.

Blouse / Pants / Sneakers (similar)

I really love this outfit. It feels like my inner 90s kid and 00s teen/young adult days without being super cringy. I swore I wouldn't jump on the cargo pant trend that's happening, but these don't really feel like cargo pants. They're too sleek and non-bulky. I love the zipper details on the pockets in place of flaps that add extra weight to your legs, which is something my thighs do not need.

My blouse is a mixed material. The bodice is a stretchy ribbed knit while the sleeves are a smooth twill material. This shirt is very fitted and a bit on the short side. Thankfully these pants are higher waisted, so it wasn't a problem.

I wanted to keep the edgy vibe of the outfit going so I finished it out with my black high-top sneakers. They're a few years old, but I found a pair that is really similar for you.

T-shirt / Skirt / Flats (similar)

I put this outfit together then let it hang in my closet for two weeks before actually wearing it out. My love for slip skirts continues, even though I haven't been wearing them as much lately. This particular slip skirt comes in a bunch of color options.

This is the second time I've shared this graphic t-shirt with you guys, and the second time you haven't really been able to see the full picture of the fox sitting on the stack of books. It was a great color compliment for the skirt, and because it was a big print it didn't clash with the skirt's pattern.

My flats are really old and not really on trend right now since they're the D'orsay style. I linked to a pair that has the same color red but in a more current style.

T-shirt (similar) / Skirt / Sneakers

I'm pretty sure this is not the first time I've worn this exact outfit, although I have no idea if it's made it on the blog. This is one of my favorite graphic t-shirts. It's such a good quality material and has the perfect amount of stretch to it. Unfortunately, it's no longer available. There are some other colors of this exact design out there, but mostly I'm finding a different style.

My skirt is so perfect for spring and summer. It's such a fun print! The waist is elastic and the skirt is looser. The only thing it's missing is pockets!

I finished out this outfit with my Adidas half courts. I wanted to bookend the t-shirt with black-and-white, which you can't see in this picture. You also can't see the tops of my pink ankle socks peeping out of the sneakers. I'm not sure how much I actually liked that visual, but no one gave me odd looks over it so I guessed it worked...or everyone is just used to my sometimes-weird style choices!

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