Design What AI could learn from nature Co. When browsing through my outfits for examples for this article, I realised that I could wear almost all of my outfits if I were a teacher.
This can be used as a template to help you build a work uniform that is perfect for your particular situation. Canadian brand Aritzia targets the 18 to 30 market. I would recommend getting a couple of blouses and pants, plus a dress, and going through them in a regular rotation. When the fall comes, you can add trench coat: The brand also has a wide range of dresses that are perfect for the summer.
It has created a smart blazer, full of ingenious hidden features, that is meant to be worn throughout the year.
I wore it for two weeks in a particularly chilly coworking space this summer. It has a mesh pocket on the inside for your phone, so you can open the blazer and take a peek without having to fully take out your device. It also has a special compartment for your office key card, so you can easily get into and out of your building just by tapping the side of your blazer.
During the colder months, it looks great with contrast colored tights. It comes with pockets, which I found came in very handy when I was testing it out. It comes with UVB 30 protection and despite being black, tends to reduce the absorption of heat. And to top it all off, it comes in a very flattering profile: It cinches in at the waist, then flares out at the hem, and comes with three-way stretch. The brand now offers a much wider selection of sizes that go from 0 to For a simple work uniform, I would recommend an elegant blouse and trouser set, plus a shift dress.
They serve as crops in the summer, and regular trousers in the winter. It has a high, modest neckline, but the architectural drape makes it interesting. One great thing about all of these garments is that they are machine washable, unlike much other workwear that often needs to be dry cleaned. Eileen Fisher has nailed the work uniform. Each piece, which comes in black or white, can be paired with any other part of the system, for an endless combination of looks. Together, the pieces felt breezy and comfortable, but thanks to the drape of the silk, the outfit still felt polished.
Part of the reason the pieces can be worn every day is that they are so basic. This simple jersey dress worked well with heels or flats, but was also incredibly versatile. I could wear it to interviews or to a PTA meeting. The sheer simplicity of these clothes means you can wear them anywhere. A Ted talk, for instance, or an important VC pitch. The startup Senza Tempo was founded specifically to fill this need. The brand has launched a very curated collection of classic pieces.
The clothes are pricey, catering to the luxury market and they are all made with the highest-quality fabrics. Together, the pieces look like a tailored dress and serves an an alternative to a suit.
My favourite is No. You certainly know how to ring the changes and come up with so many different and stylish outfits. You have a great talent and we all benefit from your ideas and suggestions. That skirt would actually be so perfect!
I think the big difference between totally casual and work-smart casual is accessorizing. Nice jewelry and a good scarf makes everything just a little dressier. Yes the necklace is amazing.
A wonderful gift from blogger Suzanne Carillo. Do check out her shop! I hope to write more about that in future. I really love your second outfit in option 2. The blouse, trousers, flats, and bag all work perfectly together. Toss on a cardigan or jacket and it would look even more professional. For a teacher, I would think trousers and tops are the way to go, especially when teaching younger grades.
For high school or college-aged students, I would probably go with the trousers and jacket. I like all these outfits and they are good for a teacher. The navy dress is stunning on you! You look great in white pants too. What about a post on wearing jeans in still looking professional. I see a lot of women wearing them, some look quite good but this can be tricky. I love the navy asymmetrical dress and the grey non-standard skirt! Are they the same designer?
Catching up on my blog reading this morning and loving this article. Yes, all those outfits would be great for teacher and sign me up to be in your class! In California, anything goes … I mean really anything! It makes me happy to be able to wear jeans because that feels like such a wardrobe staple to me.
Add a jacket and jeans take on a more authoritative feel. I could blather on, but let me just say thanks for addressing the teachers in your readership! I should have just used your photos as an example Dawn! It was only after the article that one of my readers recommended you as their inspiration for teacher outfits that I remembered you were a high school teacher. I had forgotten that that was your profession but you dress so well for the job! I will add the link to your interview in the article now!
I live in a very cold climate and have found the new sweater dresses more generously cut to be so comfortable but still quite professional, especially with boots. Where did you find the top?! Streetstyle in The Netherlands — choose your favorite from these 19 looks! How to wear layers in winter — how I did it in The Netherlands.
How to dress casual and comfortable for work by Sylvia. Want a bit more edge? Add a funky necklace or play with asymmetrical elements in your outfit.
Thanks, love my white pants! I think the silver boots really add personality to any outfit.