Teachers have Class and Style: January Edition

And so, I present to you:


I just want to say thank you to all of the amazing ladies who submitted outfits for this feature! You all look wonderful! I’m so excited to show the world that teachers, too, can be fashionable!

First up is AppGal from the blog Musings on the Mountain.
She teaches high school English, and looks perfectly polished in her blazer/ plaid skirt combination. I am loving the color of those boots!


Outfit details:

Blazer: J.Crew tweed schoolboy
Top: J.Crew tissue t-neck in navy
Skirt: J.Crew Cypress plaid
Boots: Indigo by Clarks Plover boots

Robin teaches 7th grade pre-algebra and writes the blog California Dreams.
Black and white with a pop of color is one of my favorite combinations! I so wish it was warm enough here that I could get away with her adorable shoes!


Outfit Details:

Dress: Anthropologie Origami Camellia Dress
Cardigan: Leifsdottir via Nordstrom Rack
Belt: Banana
Shoes: Guess

Linda, who teaches Kindergarden, writes the blog little tin soldier.
I really admire her photography, and she also draws her outfits as well! Obviously, I am in love with the bright color of her dress and print of her shoes in this outfit!


Hope is a high school counselor and writes the blog Hope and the Dress Code.
She is an expert at looking polished, professional, but still stylish. Here shoes here are to die for!


Michelle is a secondary educator who teaches 9th and 11th grade. She writes the blog Cupcake Adventures.
She looks absolutely adorable and ready for a day in the classroom. I am especially loving those boots!


Kerrie works with pre-Kindergarteners and writes the blog Books & Looks.
I am in love with the orange top paired with the turquoise belt, this is something I would totally wear!


Maressa teaches 4th grade and writes the blog Apples & Pencil Skirts.
I am in love with her amazing belt, and the ruffles on her shirt are just perfect! I’ve been loving my newly aquired denim pencil skirt also recently!


Stephanie teaches kindergarten and writes the blog kindergarten dress up.
I love the pairing of the denim jacket with the bright pop of color in her top! She looks all set for a day with the little ones!

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Stephanie’s outfit details: brown dress pants, Banana RepublicPurple TurtleNeck Sweater, GapJean Jacket, GapBeads, Kohl’s

Jessica is a teacher in Northern California who teaches a Kindergarten SDC class (of all boys!)
I am really loving Jessica’s color choices here, and the lace top and animal print shoes are awesome!


Sarah teaches first grade and writes the blog Classroom Chic.
She actually sent me a few outfits to choose from, and let me tell you, it was a tough choice! I finally settled on this outfit because I adored the colorful polka dot skirt!


Darcie is a technology specialist at a middle school, so she teaches students in grades 6-8. She writes the blog Traveling This Path.
My favorite thing about her outfit is that spotted skirt! It is absolutley adorable!


Michelle teaches 7th grade US history and writes the blog The Petite Fitting Room.
She is wearing an outfit that I totally would wear, and is really making me regret not picking up that LOFT top when I had the chance!


Lydia teaches 8th grade history in Texas and is from the blog Boy Howdy Daily.
I love the way that she is wearing that gorgeous scarf and bonus points for taking a picture in her classroom!


Ms Ten is working on becoming a middle school science teacher but right now teaches in an after-school program in Dallas and also does Girl Scout programming with underprivileged middle school girls. She writes the blog music is her name.
I love that she added an embellished shirt to make her look amazingly stylish!


Lastly, I’ll leave you with a “throw back” outfit of mine. This was actually the first outfit I ever posted on this blog, so I’m sure 99% of you didn’t see it! (Oh, and I teach 5th grade Social Studies and 6th grade Special Education)


I hope that you have all enjoyed this, and I would love to do this again soon!!

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35 thoughts on “Teachers have Class and Style: January Edition

  1. Michelle

    Great feature, Tara!! 🙂 So many looks to copy!

    I almoost submitted a picture with the same J. Crew skirt that AppGal is wearing. I love that skirt!

    Now you are making me regret not getting an item…I loved that Anthropologie cardigan!!

  2. Jenni

    Love seeing all you great teachers who have such fabulous style! Much more stylish than anyone teaching at my son’s school, that’s for sure!

  3. Jen HaHA

    This is such an awesome idea! I totally thought Hello, Monkeface! woould have gotten word and joined.

    I admire all of you! When my older son started Kindergarten, I thought of going back to school and work on my Master’s to become a teacher or check out Teaching Certificates. Then, I realized that I’m impatient. I’ve always felt like those who become teachers have a ‘calling’ and I didn’t have that. You are all special!

    Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

  4. KC

    This was a fun read! Teachers don’t always get enough recognition, but this was great…even if it’s just a recognition of style! I really intended to submit a photo, but this week was a little hectic. I hope you do this again!


  5. Krissy

    I was totally planning on submitting an entry, but of course I had a snow day on Thursday and that was the outfit I wanted to send you 🙂 Oh well, next time!

  6. Jan Russell

    What an incredibly stylish bunch of ladies – every one of these teachers looks beautiful! Such a fun post, Tara – I hope you make this a regular feature on your blog!

  7. michelle

    Tara-this was such a great idea and I was glad to be part of it. It is so nice to see other teachers and how they look stylish yet functional. I am looking forward to more of your features.

  8. hurricanekerrie

    Hooray for teachers! Thanks for letting me be part of this group of stylish teachers. Awesome looks, great, great idea! It’s so nice to find other teachers in the blogosphere. 🙂

  9. Hope

    I’m so excited how great this turned out! What a great idea and thanks for letting me be a part of it! It’s so fun to see what other educators wear, especially when it’s all so great! I really like the outfit you picked. That cardigan is really special and I totally regret not jumping on that red dress!

  10. Tara

    Thank you so much everyone for the great response! I am so glad this is being well received!!
    Darcie, I just updated with your blog link.
    Sarah, thank you so much for posting the button over on your blog! I appreciate your support!Also, everyone that sent me a blog link I did link up 🙂

  11. goldenmeans

    Wow, what a stylish bunch of teachers! Everyone looks fantastic, truly. I know none of my own teachers were quite so fashionably inclined 😉 Anyway, thank you for putting this together Tara, it’s such a great feature!

  12. Melanie

    I just discovered your blog and love finding blogs/features about stylish teachers. I’m a teacher and always thought the biggest compliment I could get was “you don’t look like a teacher”! 🙂

  13. Tara

    Melanie- I know, I totally love that comment haha 🙂

    hurricanekerie- I think you can just save my button and set it to link back to this post…let me know if you have any problems doing that 🙂

  14. Classy Chassy

    Ahhh! (<-scream of excitement) I had no idea there were so many teacher style blogs out there! I teach first grade and can’t wait to visit these ladies’ blogs for some style inspiration. Thanks Tara!

  15. NanyBrazilian

    just came across this post and absolutely love it.. not only because of the outfits but the networking between educators.. I would love to participate next time, only, I’m not a teacher yet… I’m in my last semester before student teaching, is that against your rules?

  16. Elegance Personified

    Great outfits ladies, BEAUTIFUL TEACHERS: You (Tara), Kerrie, Michelle, Linda, Lydia, Hope & Jessica are my most favorites exactly in that order. =) Great post and looking forward to seeing more like these, perhaps a mothly feature!? 😉

  17. Cassi

    Ooooh, this is lovely! I wish I’d have known about this feature; I’m a French and ESL teacher! Let us know if you do plan to do it again 🙂

    Michelle- I love the colors in your outfit!

  18. TNo

    Great post!

    I was a classroom teacher for nine years and recently became a full-time college professor who teaches prospective teachers. I’ve started a fashion blog, which is located here:



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