Can you post some budget friendly and appropriate substitute teacher outfits? —@fitserbmama via Twitter
Dressing appropriately for any occasion can be overwhelming and we’ve all been there. Ideally as a substitute teacher, you should aim to dress a bit more conservatively. If you’re working with children you’ll definitely want to wear something comfortable to avoid a wardrobe malfunction. Here are my suggestions:
LOOK 1. Slacks are standard in the professional world and if you’re going to wear them, why not do it with style? In this set I added a lime green kimono blouse over black slacks, flats and a rich blue leather tote bag. If you’re working with children, try a dressy top over slacks for flavor.
Shirt / Pants / Bag / Shoes
LOOK 2. When in doubt, wear a pencil skirt! These skirts are classy, chic, versatile and work with most blouses. Sticking with fall trends, I added a pink turtleneck, classic dress shoes and pearl accessories to refine this mod look.
Shirt / Skirt / Earrings / Necklace
LOOK 3. There's something about blazers that revamps any outfit with pure sophistication. This last outfit idea brings together a stunningly shaped beige blazer, a full 1950s midi skirt, tile-print cami and statement necklace. Shoes can make or break the professionalism of an outfit and for this look I chose patent leather sling kitten heels. When deciding which types of shoes to wear in this field, I definitely recommend keeping your heels three inches or less.
Blazer / Shirt / Skirt / Necklace / Shoes
To sum things up, it is always better to be overdressed than underdressed and if you haven’t done so, invest in a blazer! Most importantly, always feel confident in what you’re wearing.
Any more questions? Feel free to ask in the comments below or tweet me at @ElizaCastro.