Source Info — Cardigan: ‘Pretty in Pink’ Cardigan, $59 (Jess Lea Boutique); Leggings: High Times pant, $98 (Lululemon); Bag: $24 from T.J. Maxx; Sneakers: Adidas Originals Superstars in silver, $80 (Amazon); Tee: Work Hard & Be Nice cap sleeve muscle tee, $34.95 (Shop Everyday Teacher Style)
Whether you’re a teacher or a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, chances are you can go with a more casual look on Fridays. If you’ve been around Everyday Teacher Style for any time at all, you know I am all about casual outfits that are stylish, but don’t break the bank. Today’s outfit hits all of those marks. Well okay, maybe the Lululemon pants aren’t super budget-friendly, BUT, I have had this particular pair of High Times Lulus for over 2 years now and they’re still going strong. I wear them out and about and I also wear them on resistance training days at the gym. So there, haters. 🙂 But IS it okay for teachers to wear leggings (to teach) in the classroom? The outfit I’m wearing in this post may be a little too casual to teach in (I wore it on a Saturday), but what about leggings with a long cardigan and some nice ankle boots or riding boots? My thoughts on that subject are below.
I love how this cute floral bag looks with the pink, gray, and black colors. This bag is also awesome because you can turn it inside out. The other side is an off-white/ecru colored faux leather. It’s a tote that is roomy enough to hold all of your things, and it also has a cross-body strap for when you want to go hands-free. I got it at our local T.J. Maxx.
And did you notice that this awesome cardi has POCKETS? Could it be any more perfect?
Then last, but not least, is my WORK HARD AND BE NICE tee. It’s a great reminder for my students — and for myself. This is actually a cap-sleeve muscle tee, and I love that it’s cut in a drapey style so it’s on-trend. It’s perfect for layering and I can’t wait to wear it this summer. It is super-soft and comes in four colors: gray (shown here), black, navy, and white. Check it out at the Everyday Teacher Style store!
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Should teachers wear leggings in the classroom?
Well, should they? This is something my teacher friends and I have done a lot of talking about. In years past we decided the answer was a definite NO, but this year several of us have started to wear leggings under dresses, long tunics, and with long cardigans (in other words, we wear them with outfits that provide strategic coverage). In conversations with teachers at other schools, we may be a little behind the times. My teacher friends from other places tell me they’ve been wearing leggings to school for a few years now. Like I said above, I think the outfit in this post is a little too “weekend-y” to teach in, at least for me. But I definitely wear leggings to teach in sometimes as you can see from these Insta posts:
I guess as long as everyone’s keeping it classy and still looking professional, it’s all good.