It's another lovely day here, so I thought I would share another spring teacher outfit. This is one that I love because it's made up of basics that are just combined to make a new outfit. Especially during the first years of teaching, this is the way to go. While it's so fun to look for cute, unique pieces, having a mix of basics will give you way more options on any given morning. Basics are also awesome because they all go together, so there isn't much planning required.
All of the pieces in this outfit are older, and I wear all of them with several other things. I've talked about this skirt before. It's the J. Crew elastic waist skirt that I love. I have this one in several colors and in both linen and wool, so I can wear some version of this skirt all year long!
I've linked this season's options at the bottom of this post. The options for this season have a cute scalloped look that is really fun. This one is even machine washable and is super easy to throw on for a quick outfit at the end of the year.
The shirt is another piece that I wear with all kinds of things. I love that it is a neutral color so I can wear it with bright colors. It does have a bit of a racerback cut, so I typically wear it with a cardigan or jacket. This one is a few years old, so I've linked a few other options at the bottom of this post.
The final two items in this outfit are the Birkenstock shoes I've been raving about and my jean jacket that I wear way too often this time of year. I'm linking the jean jacket below. And here is the link to the shoes: click here.
In closing for today's blog, I have a few things to note for those building a wardrobe:
1. Start with basics.
2. Add pieces that can go with multiple outfits.
3. Don't be afraid of recycling pieces.
4. Read labels before you buy things--if you can't easily launder it, don't buy it. When you're new to the profession and getting your finances in order, the last thing you want to have to spend money on is dry cleaning bills. (NOTE: Banana Republic has even started selling dresses that look dry clean only, but are actually machine washable!)
5. Even though I love dresses, these individual items will give you a better wardrobe. Dresses are noteworthy and can only be worn one way. Separates are the way to go when all you really need are as many outfits as possible!
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