NEA Member Benefits Teacher Style Giveaway + Style Tips

Today I am so excited to be teaming up with NEA Member Benefits to tell you about the NEA Member Benefits Teacher Style Giveaway this May, which is Member Appreciation Month.

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.

The other makeovers include Cameron, who wanted to expand his wardrobe, and Tara, who is on a weight-loss journey and wanted a new look.  Check out their transformations here.

If you are an NEA member, you can enter to win your own style makeover!  One winner will receive a $1,000 Visa reward card for his or her own style shopping spree, and twenty-five winners will win $100 Visa gift cards, too!   Be sure to enter this amazing giveaway here now.

NEA Teacher Style Giveaway

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.

pink cardigan polka dot top fitted trousers work outfit

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.

Banana Republic Sloan Pants grey 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!

pink, navy, gray work outfit

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.

Click here to enter the NEA Member Benefits Teacher Style Giveaway

Thank you to NEA Member Benefits for sponsoring this post.

20 thoughts on “NEA Member Benefits Teacher Style Giveaway + Style Tips

  1. Julia

    Woohoo! I never knew the NEA website had info like this on the website. Thanks for posting the giveaway! And can I get an amen for investing in a good teacher bag! My mom, also an educator, got me a super nice bag before I started my career 6 years ago. It still looks brand new since it was such great quality. I know I have a lot of dresses that I buy that are the right length, but then in my forgetfulness I dry it and it shrinks enough to make me uncomfortable enough not to wear it around high schoolers. So, it just becomes a fall/winter dress with tights or leggings 🙂

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