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Hello, friends! Despite it being nearly March, this winter has been a different beast than the last couple, at least here in Michigan. One of our biggest storms fell in mid-November, I went on a hiking trip in December without a coat, and my school has yet to have a single snow day this school year. For most of 2016, there’s been snow on the ground and below-freezing temperatures, but nothing to the extreme like the past few winters have held for us.
In the same way, I’ve felt my fashion choices fall into a steady pattern with no extremes as well. However, even on the days I feel like I’m recycling the same endless parade of leggings, scarves, sweaters, and boots to make it through, I try to find a way to change things up.
To finish this winter with some fun, here are a few looks I’ve been rocking this season!
This first look is a pretty standard one for me these days. I have a tendency to gravitate to loud patterns if I see colors I can work with in them. Orange and yellow are some of my favorite colors to wear and a have a fair share of staple items in those shades, so this dress was a no-brainer. I picked it up over the summer at H&M for about ten bucks and wore it on its own for a fair share of summer outings, then easily transitioned it into the colder months. If I had to choose one store to shop at for the rest of my life, I feel pretty confident H&M might be the one I’d choose. Their basics are consistently well-priced and the quality holds up better than similarly-priced pieces from other stores (at least in my experience). The cardigan here is from Target (I think I already swore my allegiance to their cardigans in my last guest post, but I know many teachers would agree with me). My tights are from Forever 21. With the amount of tights I wear, I typically get two years’ worth of use out of most pairs. I know what type I wear, so each fall I go online and replace any colors that are in bad shape or damaged when they go on sale. Lastly, my trusty boots are from Target and this is the second winter I’ve worn them as my primary footwear for the season. They’re lightweight enough to wear all day and not change out of, but still hold up well in the snow, ice, and salt.
Keep reading for four more looks from our Fashionable Teacher!
Lastly, I’ve included two bonus outfits, for two very different reasons.
The first is the outfit I wore on Valentine’s Day.
Speaking of which, my second bonus outfit is a bit of a reality check for me.
In my place as a teacher and fashion blogger, I sometimes don’t want to share my more mundane outfits because they’re well, mundane. Obviously I really do wear the outfits I share, but I’d say that the ones I feel worth blogging about often only comprise two or three days of the school week.
The other days, I typically dress something like this, without a lot of variation besides the color of the cardigan or scarf).
There’s something to be said about keeping things simple and basic, and I still feel like I accomplish that without completely abandoning my own sense of style, but if I was a cartoon character and only wore one outfit my entire life, it would probably be some sort of variation on this - going back to my point prior, this outfit is almost entirely H&M - the leggings, the basic cotton dress, the cardigan, even the scarf. However, who can argue when the payoff is looking professional enough to pass and also feeling like you’re wearing your pajamas to work? So, until further notice, I’ll be wearing this to get through the next month or so of winter here in Michigan and hoping with spring comes some new-found outfit inspiration.
I hope you enjoyed taking a look at what I’m wearing this winter! Trends may come and go, but being a fashionable teacher is always in style. Until next time, stay warm! Also, I’d love to see what your go-to winter wardrobe consists of. Are you like me and end up bundling up in scarves and leggings like it’s a uniform? Do you have another take on the winter blues?
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