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If you’re a teacher this year and need some outfit ideas, these are 10 simple outfit formulas that are straight from other teachers’ recommendations! They’re comfortable, professional, and easy to mix and match.

10 teacher outfits to get you ready for back to school

With back to school happening right now, I’m getting lots of requests for teacher outfits.

I get these requests every year, but I haven’t ever done a post about it because I don’t feel qualified to tell teachers what to wear…I’ve never been a teacher!

But then I decided to ask YOU, because so many of you are teachers. So I asked you to tell me your best teacher outfits, and I came up with 10 teacher outfit formulas.

A few things to remember with these teacher outfits:

  • EVERYTHING and ANYTHING can be swapped out if it doesn’t fit your style.
  • Your school dress code for teachers may be different than others, so maybe some of these recommendations are too casual – you can easily dress them up with dressier shoes or pants or a blouse.
  • Don’t forget layers! If you’re a long time teacher, you know this. But so many of you said that heat and air conditioning can be all over the place, so being ready to shed or add layers is important.

Grab the free printable cheat sheet and get an A+ on your outfit!

I created a fun little printable cheat sheet for you to print out and hang on your closet wall or place in a drawer.

No more stress in the mornings (or evenings) when you’re putting together an outfit for the next day…you’ve got a whole list of no-fail outfits.

Get the Teacher Outfit Formula Guide Sent to Your Email

Print out this guide and tape it inside your closet to help you get dressed every morning!

Teacher outfit formula #1: sweater with dark jeans, ankle boots, and headband

This is a super easy outfit that you can toss on in 30 seconds, but looks and feels pulled together.

The dark jeans can be swapped for trousers if you need to dress it up a bit more.

I love how the headband adds some interest!

PURPLE SWEATER | BLACK JEANS | SIMILAR CHELSEA BOOTS | HEADBAND

Teacher outfit formula #2: Blazer, straight leg jeans, loafers, and printed tee

A blazer instantly makes an outfit feel more sophisticated. But a sweater blazer is especially amazing because it’s as comfortable as a sweatshirt, but has all the structure and chicness of a blazer.

You can absolutely pair it with skinny jeans or trousers or whatever works best for your style and dress code.

The pop of pattern helps the outfit feel less simple and neutral.

SIMILAR STRIPED SHIRT | SWEATER BLAZER | GRAY JEANS | LOAFERS |EARRINGS

Teacher outfit formula #3: midi skirt with blouse and sandals

A midi skirt is a great, comfy option for teaching.

You could dress this down with a tee instead of a blouse, and dress it up a bit more with heeled sandals, wedges, ankle boots, or flats.

BUTTON-UP | SKIRT | SANDALS |EARRINGS

Teacher outfit formula #4: Comfy dress with jacket and ankle boots

This dress is from the Merrick White Collection and is one of our best sellers for teachers. It’s super soft, machine washable, long enough for getting down on the floor with elementary school kids, and has pockets!

Add some structure with a denim jacket, and finish the outfit off with ankle boots or flats. Or dress it down with simple, white sneakers.

GINGHAM DRESS | JEAN JACKET | SIMILAR BOOTS | EARRINGS

Teacher outfit formula #5: Pants, tee, cardigan, and flats

This one is super easy. Trousers (or you could do jeans, or even leggings!), a fun tee, a long cardigan sweater, and flats finish off this outfit.

SIMILAR STRIPED SHIRT | CARDIGAN | SIMILAR OLIVE PANTS | EARRINGS | OXFORDS

Teacher outfit formula #6: midi dress with sneakers

A midi dress is always a good option — extra length, especially when teaching elementary school when you’re down on the ground with your kiddos, is a big win.

You could dress it up a bit with flats or wedges, but a pair of sneakers is a fun, more casual option.

DRESS | SIMILAR SNEAKERS | EARRINGS

Teacher outfit formula #7: layered sweater and turtleneck with jeans and flats

This is obviously a fall or winter outfit, but I love it! The layered tops allows you to take off or put on layers throughout the day.

You could do sneakers with this outfit too to dress it down!

STRIPED TURTLENECK | SWEATER | JEANS | SIMILAR MULES | EARRINGS

Teacher outfit formula #8: midi skirt with sweater and sneakers

I love a midi skirt and sweater combination! It feels chic and effortless in a preppy kind of way.

I paired with sneakers (cause that was your recommendation) but it would also look great with flats or ankle boots.

SWEATER | TIERED MAXI SKIRT | SNEAKERS | EARRINGS

Teacher outfit formula #9: jumpsuit with jacket and flats

This jumpsuit has been one of my summer momiform faves. But it would be great for teaching as well! It’s SO soft and comfortable.

I added a jacket for structure and a little extra coverage, if needed, then finished the outfit with printed flats for a pop of pattern.

JUMPSUIT | SIMILAR JACKET | EARRINGS | SIMILAR MULES

Teacher Outfit formula #10: wide leg pants with a blouse and flats

These pants are the best – soft and stretchy denim. They’re perfect for teaching!

You could do a tee or bodysuit instead of a blouse, and do any kind of shoe.

RUST TOP | WIDE-LEG PANTS | SIMILAR OXFORD SNEAKERS | EARRINGS

I hope this is helpful! Don’t forget to grab your free printable up at the top of the post.

And maybe share this with teachers you love to help them get dressed and feel amazing and confident!

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10 Fantastic Teacher Outfit Formulas

teacher outfits

If you’re a teacher this year and need some outfit ideas, these are 10 simple outfit formulas that are straight from other teachers’ recommendations! They’re comfortable, professional, and easy to mix and match.

 

10 teacher outfits to get you ready for back to school

With back to school happening right now, I’m getting lots of requests for teacher outfits.

I get these requests every year, but I haven’t ever done a post about it because I don’t feel qualified to tell teachers what to wear…I’ve never been a teacher!

But then I decided to ask YOU, because so many of you are teachers. So I asked you to tell me your best teacher outfits, and I came up with 10 teacher outfit formulas.

 

A few things to remember with these teacher outfits:

  • EVERYTHING and ANYTHING can be swapped out if it doesn’t fit your style.
  • Your school dress code for teachers may be different than others, so maybe some of these recommendations are too casual – you can easily dress them up with dressier shoes or pants or a blouse.
  • Don’t forget layers! If you’re a long time teacher, you know this. But so many of you said that heat and air conditioning can be all over the place, so being ready to shed or add layers is important.

 

Grab the free printable cheat sheet and get an A+ on your outfit!

I created a fun little printable cheat sheet for you to print out and hang on your closet wall or place in a drawer.

No more stress in the mornings (or evenings) when you’re putting together an outfit for the next day…you’ve got a whole list of no-fail outfits.

Get the Teacher Outfit Formula Guide Sent to Your Email

Print out this guide and tape it inside your closet to help you get dressed every morning!

sweater with black jeans and boots

Teacher outfit formula #1: sweater with dark jeans, ankle boots, and headband

This is a super easy outfit that you can toss on in 30 seconds, but looks and feels pulled together.

The dark jeans can be swapped for trousers if you need to dress it up a bit more.

I love how the headband adds some interest!

PURPLE SWEATER | BLACK JEANS | SIMILAR CHELSEA BOOTS | HEADBAND

blazer and jeans

Teacher outfit formula #2: Blazer, straight leg jeans, loafers, and printed tee

A blazer instantly makes an outfit feel more sophisticated. But a sweater blazer is especially amazing because it’s as comfortable as a sweatshirt, but has all the structure and chicness of a blazer.

You can absolutely pair it with skinny jeans or trousers or whatever works best for your style and dress code.

The pop of pattern helps the outfit feel less simple and neutral.

SIMILAR STRIPED SHIRT | SWEATER BLAZER | GRAY JEANS | LOAFERS |EARRINGS

 

midi skirt and blouse

Teacher outfit formula #3: midi skirt with blouse and sandals

A midi skirt is a great, comfy option for teaching.

You could dress this down with a tee instead of a blouse, and dress it up a bit more with heeled sandals, wedges, ankle boots, or flats.

BUTTON-UP | SKIRT | SANDALS |EARRINGS

gingham dress with denim jacket

Teacher outfit formula #4: Comfy dress with jacket and ankle boots

This dress is from the Merrick White Collection and is one of our best sellers for teachers. It’s super soft, machine washable, long enough for getting down on the floor with elementary school kids, and has pockets!

Add some structure with a denim jacket, and finish the outfit off with ankle boots or flats. Or dress it down with simple, white sneakers.

GINGHAM DRESS | JEAN JACKET | SIMILAR BOOTS | EARRINGS

pants with cardigan and flats

Teacher outfit formula #5: Pants, tee, cardigan, and flats

This one is super easy. Trousers (or you could do jeans, or even leggings!), a fun tee, a long cardigan sweater, and flats finish off this outfit.

SIMILAR STRIPED SHIRT | CARDIGAN | SIMILAR OLIVE PANTS | EARRINGS | OXFORDS

dress with sneakers

Teacher outfit formula #6: midi dress with sneakers

A midi dress is always a good option — extra length, especially when teaching elementary school when you’re down on the ground with your kiddos, is a big win.

You could dress it up a bit with flats or wedges, but a pair of sneakers is a fun, more casual option.

DRESS | SIMILAR SNEAKERS | EARRINGS

turtleneck with sweater

Teacher outfit formula #7: layered sweater and turtleneck with jeans and flats

This is obviously a fall or winter outfit, but I love it! The layered tops allows you to take off or put on layers throughout the day.

You could do sneakers with this outfit too to dress it down!

STRIPED TURTLENECK | SWEATER | JEANS | SIMILAR MULES | EARRINGS

sweater and midi skirt

Teacher outfit formula #8: midi skirt with sweater and sneakers

I love a midi skirt and sweater combination! It feels chic and effortless in a preppy kind of way.

I paired with sneakers (cause that was your recommendation) but it would also look great with flats or ankle boots.

SWEATER | TIERED MAXI SKIRT | SNEAKERS | EARRINGS

jumpsuit with jacket

Teacher outfit formula #9: jumpsuit with jacket and flats

This jumpsuit has been one of my summer momiform faves. But it would be great for teaching as well! It’s SO soft and comfortable.

I added a jacket for structure and a little extra coverage, if needed, then finished the outfit with printed flats for a pop of pattern.

JUMPSUIT | SIMILAR JACKET | EARRINGS | SIMILAR MULES

wide leg pants with rust top and oxford shoes

Teacher Outfit formula #10: wide leg pants with a blouse and flats

These pants are the best – soft and stretchy denim. They’re perfect for teaching!

You could do a tee or bodysuit instead of a blouse, and do any kind of shoe.

RUST TOP | WIDE-LEG PANTS | SIMILAR OXFORD SNEAKERS | EARRINGS

 

I hope this is helpful! Don’t forget to grab your free printable up at the top of the post.

And maybe share this with teachers you love to help them get dressed and feel amazing and confident!

 

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3 Comments

  1. Tanya says:

    I like all of your suggestions with the exception of the jumpsuit. It is too difficult to go to the bathroom quickly while wearing a jumpsuit!

    • Elle says:

      I had the same thought; jumpsuits and teaching don’t mix! The other ideas were nice,

      P.s. the SITE chose the caps; I’m not yelling at you

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