Buying supplies with your own money can be a drag, but my favorite part of the back-to-school rush is purchasing some new teacher-friendly clothes! I’ve always loved putting together outfits and I take a lot of pride in transitioning my clothing from casual to professional settings just in the way I pair basic pieces.
Today I’m going to be showing you three looks for the fall with some recommendations for cheap and teacher-friendly clothing along the way!
This first outfit includes one of the main staples of my wardrobe - the Essential Elegance skirt from ModCloth. I get asked about this fairly regularly and it is a splurge item but I haven’t found a black circle skirt quite like it anywhere else that it of the same quality. While I sometimes feel like the queen of “fast fashion,” it’s nice to have a few things that are worth the extra money.
I’ve paired the skirt with an Old Navy flannel, which I love for fall. I have a few of these in different colors and while I usually shy away from button-ups, these fit well and provide some room for stretch. You don’t ever have to worry about that awkward gap in buttons with these.
The second outfit, surprisingly enough, also includes a button-up. This oxford style shirt from H&M was less than $10 and fits well without gapping either. In general, H&M is my go-to for basic pieces (check the middle of the store when you go in - the cotton jersey dresses are all I wear in the winter with leggings, tights, and a scarf).
The skirt is from Forever 21. I generally don’t think of them as a destination for teacher clothes, but I’m always surprised by the pieces I can sometimes find if I dig around a little - their stores are so large, eventually something fits the criteria I’m looking for. This skirt is such a fun pattern and has so many colors in it that it can pair with plenty of tops.
My last outfit brings in some fall colors and also mixes patterns - one of my favorite things to do when I can actually figure out how to do it properly. The key here was the color scheme. This dress was a shift from JC Penney and the cardigan is from Target (if you ever need to stock up on inexpensive cardigans, you can’t go wrong with Target!).
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