Well, I did it. As I revealed in my very short-lived Monthly Edit series, I have started working full time in a primary school and I’m on the next step towards my goal of becoming a primary school teacher. Now, I don’t know about you, but starting a new job is a great excuse to buy a new wardrobe. Long gone are the freelance days that I could work in my pyjamas watching Frasier – now it’s all about covering up, looking smart and feeling cute.
I’ve recently found the #trendyteachers hashtag and I love finding school outfit inspiration so for all fellow teachers, teaching assistants et al, here are some spring style finds for trendy teachers, or, ‘How To Dress Like A Primary School Teacher’.
River Island is fantastic for teacher dresses, such as this stunning Red Floral Shirt dress. If you’re looking for practical yet fashionable summer dresses, head over to Quiz – which now has both a UK and a US site for any international readers!
My new favourite fashion site is Joanie Clothing, and this book shirt is perfect for trendy teachers, along with this lovely and bright yellow cardigan. For trousers, I always head to Dorothy Perkins – they have a huge range of work-friendly trousers that are also comfortable and stretchy (essential for most primary teachers who have to bend down lots).
Comfortable shoes are a must, and New Look never fail – particularly if you have wide feet like I do, as they have a whole range dedicated to those of us who need a little more room. I find a simple but stylish pair of brown flats go with most outfits, particularly in spring.
Something that all teachers need is a big bag with plenty of storage space, something like this bag from Accessorize will keep you motivated to stay organised, and no primary teacher’s life is complete without some cute stationary like this lot from Paperchase.