Happy Monday! Today’s outfit is inspired by all those of you working in a conservative work environment such as teachers. I have the privilege of enjoying a lot of freedom in my work-wear. I try to incorporate new trends and silhouettes whenever I can. My sister-in-law, Riddhi, on the other hand is a fun and fantastic teacher who has to stay in the constraints of school appropriate work-wear. Over the weekend when I met her, I got to thinking what would I wear if I was in her shoes. I decided to try my hands as a stylist to come up with a look which would be trendy and still be limited to certain restrictions such as no short hemlines or uncomfortable high heels or casual jeans. So this post is dedicated to her for challenging me to come up with a work wear that is chic yet comfortable and is compliant with the work-wear standards of schools.
When putting together this look my mind instantly went to an embellished sweatshirt. Managing a classroom full of kids requires high comfort and not many things provide you the ease a soft sweatshirt can offer. Try and opt for a loose fit embellished one for a trendy and modern look.
I decided to pair the sweatshirt with formal ankle length black pants for a polished look. Ankle pants can update any look from a yawn to wow. The skinny leg is flattering on most figures and the pants still leave enough room for convenient up and downs and running arounds with students. I love the demure jacquard print on these pants. Being the same color it keeps the look understated and formal enough for a classroom setting. Plus it doesn’t hurt a teacher’s busy schedule to know that these are machine washable. (Yes please!!)
We all know a big handbag is a teacher’s trademark. They seem to carry the whole world in there. I love that about a teacher. A roomy black (faux) leather tote or a satchel would be my preferred bag to carry to keep the look unfussy and elegant. Black matches with most outfits so as a teacher, you don’t have to worry about forgetting anything as you don’t need to change your handbag too often for school days.
Some minimal accessories like diamond stud earrings and a charm bracelet watch can take this outfit a long way without having to do too much. Add a trendy leopard print wedge or a flat shoe to help comfortably maneuver through a day that requires long standing hours.
Outfit details – Pants: Target (On SALE now!!!), Sweatshirt: Free People (similar, check out spring look here), Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini (similar), Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs, Watch: A|X (similar), Bag: Phillip Lim (last seen here)
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I would love to hear how you style your look if you have work-wear constraints. Even if your work place is easy going in terms of your outfits, feel free to share a work look that would be appropriate for a school-like setting. I am linking this look to Thirties Two Cents for more professional wear ideas.
Thank-you so much for reading! Kisses!