I start student teaching in a third grade classroom in a few weeks. I want to make a good impression on my cooperating teacher and my new students. I want to look professional, but I want my outfit to show my personality as well (I am bubbly, humorous, and very organized). I am on a budget because I have no income right now due to my internship and grad school. I have a lot of staple pieces in my wardrobe, maybe we can punch something up. Green and brown are my favorite colors.I admit it: I've daydreamed about being a teacher before and, yes, it was all about the clothes. I just believe that if you're in a position of authority over children, you should dress like a grown-up. Here's one way for Amanda to pull off a young academic look on a budget:
Necklace - The starting point for the whole outfit. A lot of personality for $42 from Anthropologie. Valentine's Day present?
Skirt - I love corduroy skirts, this one is at Old Navy for $20. Pair it with nude fishnet nights for a little extra coverage in the winter.
Sweater - On sale from J. Crew for $30.
Cami - From Old Navy.
Shoes - Yes, they're pumps...but from Naturalizer. So you can look great and still run around in heels.
Bag - Big leather tote from Etsy.
Glasses - Of course! A trendy item that happens to match your occupation perfectly.