The Three Cs of Teacher Fashion
Seems like we have a numbered list to help us remember everything. Back in the day, school was all about the “three Rs”: Reading, (w)Riting, and (a)Rithmetic. Today it’s the “four Cs”: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Communication. Anyone else notice that they dropped math right off of the list? Just a kidding, math teacher friends. Then there’s also the “three Rs” of conservation: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Let’s agree to declare the “three Cs” of teacher fashion to be Cute, Casual, and Comfy. Today I’m sharing a batch of easy-to-copy fall teacher outfits that follow the three Cs.
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Elements of Fall Teacher Outfits
Because of the wide (WIDE) range of temperatures in your average classroom this time of year, layers are a teacher’s best friend. You never know when you’ll be starting the day in an Arctic environment and rolling off of lunch into a steamy sauna. Actually, you do know when this will happen: every single day until winter.
Here are some ways to bring in elements of (cute and casual) fall fashion while still being — the most important of the three Cs if you ask me — COMFY.
- Layers — Did I already mention layers? Yes. But that’s because they are non-negotiable. Good staples to invest in include cardigans (one or two in different lengths, like a long one and a cropped one), a moto jacket, a utility jacket, a sherpa or puffer vest, a denim jacket, a blazer, and a kimono or wrap/ruana. Having an outer layer means you can bundle up in the morning and easily cool off in the afternoon.
- Jeans –Not all schools allow teachers to wear jeans, but it is becoming more and more common (thank goodness!). Jeans weren’t the most comfortable up until recently: everything has stretch now. Best development ever. I recommend having a pair of blue jeans, black jeans (they can pass for dress pants if they’re dark enough), and white jeans. Then if you want to throw in a fun fall color (try cognac or rust!) or a distressed pair (if they’re allowed), bonus.
- Lightweight Tops — Solid or print (think striped, leopard, or camo) tops are the perfect base to any outfit. They can be worn alone or as an underlayer for your outerlayer. Basic tops are an affordable way to incorporate some of the season’s trendy colors and prints.
- Joggers — Joggers have made it into the mainstream, and I am here for it. A good pair of black joggers can be worn with just about anything. Consider additional colors (olive and navy are versatile), and if allowed, faux leather (Spanx leather-like joggers are perfectly cute, casual, and comfy!).
Fall Teacher Outfits
Here are a few outfits I’ve worn at school lately. You can shop all of these looks by clicking on the SHOP THIS LOOK links below each outfit.
There are a few ideas to get you started, and if you want a few more, check out this previous post on fun fall fashion pics from the super trendy and affordable site Jane.com. Happy layering this fall, teacher friends!