Outfit Ideas for Teachers Who Want to Wrap Up the Year in Style
A lot of teachers tell me they have a hard time coming up with spring outfit ideas for the last few months of the school year. Even though the calendar says it’s spring, the temperatures could be more like winter, or even summer. My Midwest teacher friends know this type of temperature swing often happens all in one day. Today I’m sharing a few of my go-to teacher outfit formulas for spring to help get you through the end of the year in style.
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Spring Teacher Outfit Formulas
Here are a few go-to formulas I use day after day to be stylish, but still comfortable, in my classroom in April and May.
- Layers — Jackets, cardigans, and kimonos are how I stay warm in the morning and then remove to cool off in the afternoon.
- Sandals — Even though it’s chilly in the morning sometimes, sandals just make everything feel a little more like spring.
- Short sleeve tees — Tees are the perfect layering piece, and you can usually find them for under $10, so they’re not a big investment. I go with solid white, black, and gray tees, as well as a few fun graphic tees and striped ones.
- Fun colors + prints — A bright pop of color or a print (I love gingham, camo, stripes, florals, leopard, and polka dots this spring) always adds an element of the unexpected. A mix of prints is also a great way to add interest.
All of the outfits below have various mixes of the 4 elements above. And they also all meet my strict criteria of being both comfortable and somewhat casual. You can shop any of these looks, and I’ve lined both exact items I’m wearing in addition to similar items. Most of what you’ll see here are items that fall in the teacher budget friendly category. The exception is shoes: I have achy feet, so I do spend a little more to get shoes that will comfortably support my feet through a long, active day of teaching.
Even More Teacher Outfit Ideas
There are a few looks to get you started here, but if you want even more spring teacher outfit ideas, or outfit ideas for any other season, you can check out @EverydayTeacherStyle on Instagram where I post my real outfits daily, visit my Shop My Instagram page, or access shoppable looks at Everyday Teacher Style on ShopStyle.
How many weeks (or days?) do you have left in the school year? I’ll bet you’re not even counting. 😀