Let’s get real here—finding the right outfit for your job can be a daunting task. When you’re a teacher, it can be even trickier. If you’re working with students, there’s a need to remain modest and professional while also keeping your outfits practical (especially when you need to move around a lot, like in grade school). With that being said, you don’t need to compromise your own personal style to do it.
Ahead, we found some of the best looks from the street style stars that are teacher-approved and classroom-chic. From grading papers to providing a lecture, these are the outfits that’ll ace the test.
Instead of using a standard scarf to keep you warm in cold classrooms, wrap a cozy sweater around your shoulders for more texture.
Layer up in the winter months with over-the-knee boots underneath a skirt.
An all-gray outfit doesn’t have to mean boring. Accessorize with a bandana to add some visual interest.
A foolproof classroom ensemble? A long-sleeve sweater with a structured maxi skirt.
When choosing tailored pieces such as a blazer and trousers, wear a bright blouse underneath to give your look that extra pop.
Sleek, wide-leg trousers will always keep you looking polished and professional.
Pink corduroy pants and a denim jacket are perfect for Casual Friday without looking too casual.
Command the classroom with a pussy-bow blouse that’ll show you mean business.
A simple, textured dress is always an easy piece to throw on when you know you’ll be busy handling students.
A vibrant pleated skirt paired with an animal-print jacket will show your fun side while also remaining professional.