As a teacher, it can be easy to fall into a style rut. Teachers seem to have a reputation of dressing frumpy, but as I always say, work doesn’t have to mean boring! NEA Member Benefits recently gave three educators a makeover with a style expert, and these makeovers changed their looks and gave them confidence in the classroom. Jossette wanted a bolder style and the end result was spot on, you can view her transformation below.
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NEA Member Benefits has several videos showcasing awesome style tips for educators. After viewing the quick tips in the videos, I used some of the ones that resonated with me to put together today’s outfit. You can view all the style tips here.
One tip shared by the style expert is if you are afraid of pattern, start with one in neutral colors that isn’t too large scale. This navy and white top is a perfect example of this. The expert also mentioned incorporating color into your work wardrobe, which we all know I’m a big fan of. This pink cardigan does just that, and plays well with all of the neutrals in my outfit.
Some of my personal favorite teacher style tips include updating your trousers with a pair in a more fitted silhouette, as I have done here. I am also a huge fan of pointed toe shoes, as I find them to really lengthen the look of my legs. Pointed toe flats or kitten heels both work well. I also suggest investing in a quality tote bag in a neutral color. It makes transporting papers to and from school so much easier, and you will have it for years!
The best piece of advice I can give is to wear what makes you happy and confident, as long as it is appropriate for the classroom. We teachers work in a creative environment with children all day, and there is no reason you can’t add personality into your work wardrobe.
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