Here's a short clip from the popular TLC show, "What Not to Wear." It summarizes the journey of a teacher learning to dress fashionably for her career. In this clip, they point out that our students are always being influenced by us, so it's important to put our best foot forward each day. It also serves to remind us that we are not alone in our teacher fashion struggles. They address dressing nicely on a budget, and show some great examples of functional and professional outfits.
BetaBrand is a unique clothing company that is home to the dress pant yoga pants. They have work appropriate clothes that are made for comfort. It's the perfect combination for any teacher. They have dress/sweat pants available in styles for both men and women, and they also offer varying lengths as well. Check out the "Work It" collection to get tons of comfortable work fashion ideas. Overall, this site has teacher appropriate clothes and endless ideas.
As we all know, shopping on a teacher's budget is not the easiest. That's why it's great to know that a lot of great clothing stores offer discounts. For most, all you have to do is show your staff ID. This is a great list of stores to start with, for both clothing and everything else you can think of. Bookmark this page because you aren't going to want to lose this list!
This article gives lots of tips on how to dress "fierce" on a tight teacher budget. Just because the budget might be limited, doesn't mean you can't show up to school looking great. Read through these tips before you go shopping to help stay on track, both with your fashion sense and your spending.
Pinterest is a Mecca of great teacher styles. This link shows a board full of appropriate but stylish teacher outfits for women. With 70+ ideas, you are sure to walk away with some inspiration. While you're there, go ahead and set up your own Pinterest account (if by chance, you don't have one yet) and create your own teacher fashion board.
Men, check out: https://www.pinterest.com/acphisd/fashion-for-teachers-men/
Don't even know where to start when it comes to teacher fashion? Why not start by perusing some great blogs by those who know the issue best, our fellow teacher fashionistas. These blogs offer lots of examples and cover some of the basics to putting a good teacher outfit together. While most of the blogs linked here focus on women's fashion, there is also a link at the bottom for the men.