Let’s face it, dressing for life as a teacher can be difficult. At the elementary level, it’s important to walk the line between looking professional and not caring whether you get paint, glue or yes, even body fluids on your outfit. If your students are older, the challenge becomes to look stylish without attracting unwanted attention or comments from teenage fashionistas. Not to mention, all teachers spend a lot of time on their feet and need to be comfortable from the first bell to the last.
Whether you’re looking to do some back-to-school shopping or just remix your closet, we love these terrific teacher fashion blogs for inspiration.
- Teachers Have Lives Too: This Brooklyn science teacher always looks professional and pulled together, with just the right dash of urban chic. We love that she frequently takes her outfit of the day photos right in her own classroom!
- Mix and Match Fashion: Blogger Tara is a special education teacher in New Jersey with an eye for preppy, colorful looks that would fit right into any classroom. As a bonus, she often links up with other teacher fashion bloggers so you can find even more inspiration.
- Musings on the Mountain: “Frump-free teacher style” is the tagline for this Appalachian teacher’s blog, and we’re totally in love with her eclectic, Anthropologie-inspired take on what to wear to school.
Chioma’s Evolution of Style: This Kentucky teacher’s outfits scream colorful and fun, no applique sweaters in sight!
And we can’t forget the guys! While there are fewer blogs devoted to male teacher fashion, we love these posts for some basic guidelines on pulling together a fashionable-yet-functional work wardrobe.
Do you have any favorite sources of inspiration for teacher fashion? Already planning that first-day outfit? Tell us about how you decide what to wear to school in the comments!