Blazer Outfits for Teachers

Easy mix and match teacher outfit combos featuring blazers

A good blazer can be a teacher’s best friend. Blazers can be layered over just about anything, from dressy pants to jeans to joggers. Plus, they can also be removed in unpredictable classroom environments when one minute it’s freezing and the next minute it’s a sauna. Today I’m sharing simple blazer teacher outfits featuring three blazer styles that I find myself going back to time and time again. But first, here are a few general tips for styling blazers.

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Examples of blazer outfits for teachers

Tips for Styling Plaid Blazers

  • Push or roll up the sleeves for a more casual look.
  • Wear sneakers for a more casual look, or ankle boots, flats, sandals, or heels when dressing it up. A contrasting colored shoe usually looks good!
  • For plaid blazers, a plain white or solid colored tee is a little bit more dressy.
  • When pairing plaid blazers with graphic tees, make sure the graphic tee isn’t too “busy,” and that the colors look good with the colors in the plaid.
  • Since knit blazers are usually solid, add interest with a print, graphic, or textured top.
  • Print ants can be fun with a solid blazer, as long as the colors look okay together.
  • Keep jewelry and accessories simple.
  • For a pop of color or print, consider adding a fun belt or a short neck scarf.
  • Experiment with unexpected blazer pairings like joggers, leggings, jumpsuits, floral skirts, and dresses.

Plaid Blazer Teacher Outfits

Plaid blazers have that good ‘ole academic vibe. They’re nerdy, but cool (know what I mean?). They’re also less dressy than solid blazers, so they’re the perfect way to make jeans and sneakers look more professional. I’ve even worn a (longer) plaid blazer with leggings. Here are a few of my favorite plaid blazer looks. Click each look to shop the exact (or similar) items.

Teacher Outfit with plaid blazer, white tee, jeans, and white sneakers
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Teacher outfit with plaid blazer, white tee, black leggings, leopard print shoes, and a tan tote bag
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Teacher outfit with plaid blazer, rock band tee, black jeans, and white sneakers
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Knit Blazer Teacher Outfits

Another blazer style I love is the knit blazer. There are “sweater” blazers and more jersey-type blazers, but they’re all really comfy. Best of all, knit blazers stretch. This means they’re perfect for teachers like me who “teaches with your arms,” or anyone who has to move around a lot during the day! Here are a few of my favorite teacher outfits featuring knit blazers.

Teacher outfit with white knit blazer, leopard top, black pants, and black booties
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Teacher outfit with pink knit sweater blazer, dark jeans, white boots, and a floral print top
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Casual teacher outfit with a black boyfriend knit blazer, graphic tee, camo joggers, and white sneakers
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Casual teacher outfit with a white knit sweater blazer, graphic tee, jeans, white booties, and a leopard belt
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Teacher outfit with a slouchy knit blazer, graphic tee, leopard print pants, and white sneakers
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Special Blazer Teacher Outfits

Unique blazers can bring a touch of fun! By unique blazers, I mean unusual colors (think hot pink or white), prints (floral, leopard, or stripes), and materials (velvet, sequins, fur, etc.). This school year I got a dark green velvet blazer. As it turns out, I wear it a lot. Not only that, but I’ve gotten lots of compliments on it! An unexpected blazer can take your teacher outfit to the next level! Here’s a tip: when wearing a unique blazer, let the blazer take center stage. Pair it with a solid top or simple graphic tee.

Teacher outfit with a green velvet blazer, white tee, dark jeans, leopard belt, and leopard mules slides sandals
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Teacher outfit with sequin blazer, graphic tee, plaid pants, and metallic shoes
This look is from CoutureZilla – so chic!
Evereve hot pink blazer
Shop this Evereve blazer here: I can also picture it with a black and white striped skirt, or maybe some pops of leopard!
J Crew Factory Leopard print blazer with chambray shirt, jeans,  and whatever shoes for a teacher outfit
Shop this J Crew Factory leopard blazer here: love it with a chambray shirt.

Rock those blazers!

Which of those looks was your favorite? One or two well fitting, comfortable blazers can make all the difference in a teacher’s wardrobe. And, you can wear a single blazer with so many different tops and bottoms: the possibilities are endless. Happy layering, teacher friends!

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Home Chef Review + Coupon

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I Tried Home Chef for a Month

I’m just going to admit right now that I don’t really like to cook. I can cook, I’m a halfway decent cook, but it’s not my favorite thing to do. One of the last things I want to do after a long day of work is pull tons of ingredients out of the pantry and fridge, chop, saute, and bake, and then have to clean it all up after we eat. Here’s the problem: I like to eat. Eating out every night is not possible, financially or health-wise. Several friends have tried at-home meal kits, so I thought I’d try one, too. I chose HomeChef after looking at their menu because my family and I liked so many of their meal options. I ordered 2-3 HomeChef meals a week for the past month now, and today I’m sharing my experience. Plus, you’ll get the chance to get $90 off your first order this January!

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How Home Chef Works

It’s so easy. To order from Home Chef, you just set up your account and pick your meals. It’s a weekly subscription meal kit service, but you can skip a week or change the number of meals you want to receive anytime. My delivery day is Monday, so I can make changes for the upcoming week up until the Friday before. Their website is super easy to navigate, and you can customize everything from the number of servings to the type of meat or fish (or tofu) in the recipe. They have different menus (vegetarian, low carb, low calorie), too. They make recommendations for you each week, but you can swap out their suggested meals for others available that week. You can even order additional protein packs.

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When the Box Arrives

My Home Chef box comes from about an hour away by delivery. It’s boxed and packed in recyclable packaging with enough ice packs to keep the contents nice and cool. Everything is fresh, nothing frozen. The meal kits are bagged in sets of 2 servings (2 servings per bag); so since I order 4 servings, I get 2 bags for each meal kit. Meats are bagged separately again, since everything is fresh and uncooked.

Everything you need is packaged individually in the exact amounts you need, so there’s no need to measure (and no wasting anything!). This is HUGE for me because I love being able to use up all of the ingredients for a meal and not have extra fresh things sitting around going bad in the fridge.

My refrigerator with Home Chef meal kits on the shelf

I can fit two or three meals’ worth of kits on one shelf in my side-by-side refrigerator, so they don’t take up tons of room.

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Home Chef recipe card

Each meal kit comes with a recipe card. All of the instructions you need for the entire meal are listed on the card in sequence, so there’s no guesswork in having your dinner all ready at the same time. The instructions are clear and simple, and each recipe has a time estimate as well as a difficulty estimate. You can view the recipes online before you order a particular kit to see how involved it is.

Everyday Teacher Style Home Chef prepared meal Barbacoa Steak Tacos and Cilantro Rice

The first meal I prepared was the Barbacoa Steak Tacos, and I included some photos of it here. I found the timing and difficulty estimates to be spot-on with this meal, as well as with all of the others I’ve tried so far.

You do need to have your own olive oil, salt, and pepper for many of the recipes. But other than that, everything right down to the seasonings is included in the kits.

Types of Home Chef Kits

As I mentioned before, all of the Home Chef kits are customizable. On top of that, there are “regular” kits, which include a little more prep work in terms of chopping veggies. Although, steak and chicken are always pre-sliced/diced when the recipe calls for that. This ALONE is worth its weight in gold in my opinion! Then there are “15-Minute Meal Kits” and “Easy-Prep Meal Kits.” Both of these require little to no preparation work and time. In fact, the Easy-Prep Meal Kits are usually prepared by dumping a few things in the provided tray, then popping it into the oven. We’ve tried a few of these, like the Jalapeno Popper Pulled Pork Cavatappi with Corn and Queso Fresco pictured below.

Jalapeno Popper Pulled Pork Cavatappi with Corn and Queso Fresco

How Do They Taste?

So far, we have really liked everything! My kids like the meals, and my husband and I do, too. A big part of that is the ability to choose what you like and swap out ingredients that aren’t to your taste. All of the produce and meats we’ve received have been REALLY fresh, and I am very picky about my produce. Get this: even the avocados have been perfect, and if you buy avocados, you know that’s no easy task.

What Does Home Chef Cost?

Most of the meals we have gotten have ranged from $6.99 – $8.99 per person. The prices are upfront, showing right on each menu item as you browse. We get 4 servings each time, so that’s an average of $32 per meal. That is definitely not cheap, and definitely not as inexpensive as doing the grocery shopping for yourself and preparing meals. However, for the convenience of having everything packaged up and ready to go (and not having to go to the store, yet still getting REALLY fresh produce!) is worth it to me, at least 1-2 times a week. Lucky for you, if you want to try Home Chef during January 2021, you can gat $90 off your order! That’s insane, y’all.

Is Home Chef Worth It?

For our family, yes. Especially during times when we’re trying to eat at home more. Home Chef saves me time because it streamlines the cooking process. It eliminates having to make a grocery list and then either shop for groceries or order them online and go pick them up. If you compare it to eating out, it’s at least the same, and more often, cheaper, for our family. Plus, the food is a lot healthier than we’d get eating out. We order 4 servings each time, and we are able to feed our family of five easily. Most of the meals are enough for six if one of the boys has a friend over.

I do plan to continue my Home Chef subscription, at least through the rest of the school year. It saves SO much time! It’s nice to have fresh, delicious home-cooked meals several nights a week without having to do a lot of the legwork.

Hit me up if you have any other questions about Home Chef. I’ll also do a follow-up post at some point to let you know how it’s going.

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