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.
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.
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.
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.