I don’t know about you, but the days I don’t like my outfit, I feel a bit “off.” When I love what I’m wearing, I feel more confident and joyful, ready to take on whatever the day holds. Thus, the concept for Fashion Ideas for the Classroom Teacher was born.
During my virtual teaching stint in 2020, one of the aspects I missed about teaching in-person was getting dressed everyday and feeling put together. Oddly, I never knew I would miss that, but I definitely did.
While teaching in-person, taking the time to get dressed every morning in a comfortable yet put-together outfit was a way to help me feel ready to tackle the day. If I felt confident, I felt like I could face anything.
I quickly learned to do the same with virtual teaching. (At least, get dressed professionally from the waist up, even if the bottom consisted of leggings or pajama pants. Who’s with me?)
When it comes to outfits, I especially love dresses. They are comfy and allow me to move a bit more freely while teaching.
Also, I really love affordable dresses! We all know that a teacher’s salary doesn’t afford Nordstrom brand styles, so all of these dresses are from Amazon and under thirty dollars each.
Here are some dresses I’m loving these days:
Long Sleeve Dresses for Women Casual Summer V-Neck Ruffle Swing Tunic Dress B Polka Dot Dark Green M
I have this dress in two different sizes and three different colors. The larger size makes the dress longer on me. It is true to size. I’ve worn these dresses with leggings in the winter, with some boots in the fall, and with sandals and flats in the springtime.
Long Sleeve Dresses for Women Casual Summer V-Neck Ruffle Swing Tunic Dress A Red Wine L
This dress is really flattering, especially since I had my second baby a year ago.
Amoretu Sleeveless Dress
This dress is the sleeveless version of it, and I love it for summer and even spring to fall with a jean jacket. It is true to size.
Amoretu Women’s Deep V Neck Loose Shift Summer Tunic Dress Sleevelesss Black M
Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, so that’s why I got this one. (Daisies are my very favorite!) This dress is so comfortable, flowy, true to size, and hits right past the knees.
OUGES Women’s Short Sleeve V Neck Button Down Midi Skater Dress with Pockets (Black Floral01, M)
Speaking of sunflowers, I absolutely love this dress. I even wore it for pictures in our sunflower field! I have worn it with a cardigan, a jean jacket, boots and leggings, and sandals all throughout the year. It is so versatile and flowy!
KIRUNDO Women’s Summer Mini Dress Sleeveless Ruffle Sleeve Round Neck Solid Color Loose Fit Short Flowy Pleated Dress (Medium, Red Wine)
Pink is one of my favorite colors. This dress hits right at the knees and I always get a ton of compliments on this one. It is true to size.
KIRUNDO Summer Women’s Floral Ruffle Hem Mini Dress Short Sleeves V Neck High Waist Loose Boho Dress(Pink, M)
YADIFEN Biker Shorts
Extras: I always put a pair of biker shorts underneath my dresses, in case I have to bend down or get on the floor. It helps me feel comfortable.
YADIFEN 3 Pack Biker Shorts for Women – 8″ Soft Stretchy Athletic Short Pants High Waisted Yoga Cycling Workout Shorts Black
VIV Leggings Collection
The thing I love about dresses is I can throw some leggings underneath and a cardigan or jean jacket on top, and I’m ready for the autumn and winter months.
VIV Collection Leggings Yoga Waistband Soft NO Pocket (Reg, Black)
During a time in which teaching can be so overwhelming, we must find the fun parts of it. To me, dressing well and affordably is an enjoyable part of teaching. I hope you are able to find the fun parts of teaching for you!
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