Teaching In Style – Creating That A+ Wardrobe

Teaching in Style. Creating that A+ Wardrobe with the perfect pieces to help you go back to the classroom looking good and feeling good.

I think we can all agree that being a teacher is truly a selfless job.  These are the people that help create the path to a successful future for our children.  Every day they provide guidance, leadership and the skills needed to ensure that the children of today become successful and respectable adults of tomorrow.

With that said, it’s officially the time of year when teachers are saying goodbye to their summers and stepping back into their ever-so-respectable and meaningful roles.  So, here at Cato, we wanted to do our part in showing how much we appreciate these lovely humans by sharing a little advice on how to look good, feel good and dress the part – in style.  Yes, it’s time for back to school shopping for the teachers and we are here to help!

Teaching in style: Pre-K and Elementary School with examples of items that are comfortable but still fashionable, like ponte pants, flowy tops and flats.

If you are one who teaches the littles of our lives, then you know a thing or two about coloring, criss-cross applesauce, questions galore and being active throughout the day.  You want a wardrobe that’s not only comfortable, but modestly-chic, too.  You also want to feel okay with getting a little glue or paint on your look – which means keeping to fashion that is affordable to purchase and replace, if necessary.

Here are some must-have that are comfortable, easy to move in and of course – fabulously, on-trend.

  • Maxi skirts
  • Palazzo pants
  • Maxi dresses
  • Bengaline pants (easy pull-on and nice stretch)
  • Leggings & tunics
  • Pullover tops
  • Kimonos
  • Cardigan sweaters (a must to keep at your desk)
  • Flats
  • Boots
  • Stud earrings
  • Small dangle earrings
  • Dainty necklaces and bracelets

Teaching in style: Middle School with examples of items that are modern and on-trend, like a denim jacket, slim leg pants, and a pendant necklace.

Let’s face it – this is the age where boys and girls are finding themselves, becoming aware of other’s around them and getting more into work and a little less into, play.  You want a look that you can feel modern, on-trend and also, one that doesn’t attract unwanted attention.  You also don’t have little ones who will be reaching for bold colored necklaces or other eye-opening accessories – so you show off your fun side of style, too with some statement pieces.

You want to choose tops you can mix and match with different pants and skirts, as well as layering pieces to instantly update and makeover a look.  A blend of solids and prints – so you can mix and match, is key.

  • Palazzo pants
  • Midi skirts
  • Maxi skirts
  • Midi & maxi dresses
  • Blazers
  • Cardigans
  • Sweater vests
  • A Classic white shirt or cardigan
  • Bengaline pants
  • Ponte pants
  • Flats
  • Shooties & tall boots
  • Bootcut jeans for denim days
  • Bright & bold jewelry

Teaching in style: Highschool and College with examples of items that can easily take you from school hours - to after hours, like a shirt dress, heels and hoop earrings.

You are the ones who are guiding and teaching our up and coming adults.  You are preparing them for their future and serving as role models.  These children are on top of trends and are often creating their own.  You want to feel connected to them and they often want to feel connected to you.  You may or may not be on your feet as much and therefore, can get away with wearing clothes and shoes that you can take from school hours – to after hours, effortlessly.

  • Midi & maxi dresses
  • Shirt dresses
  • Bengaline pants
  • Clean ankle and/or bootcut jeans
  • Printed tops
  • Kimonos
  • Solid staple tops
  • Cardigan sweaters
  • Tall boots
  • Shooties
  • Heels
  • Sleeve detail
  • Jumpsuits
  • Denim jacket
  • Statement jewelry pieces

Before you get back into the swing of things at school, make sure you take a little time for yourself.  We often associate, “back to school shopping” with children – but listen, we need it, too.  Building, adding and changing up your wardrobe is essential for feeling and looking confident when you are back at the grind.  Your job isn’t easy – but looking good and feeling good, should be.

If you are a teacher, we would love to hear what you like to wear to school.  What’s your “go-to” piece or “must-have”?  Who knows, you may get some other ideas from other teachers who have tried and trues that are worth sharing.  And again, if you are a teacher reading this, we hope you realize how much you are appreciated and when it comes to feeling the confidence you deserve to feel – we got your back!


2 thoughts on “Teaching In Style – Creating That A+ Wardrobe

  1. Great ideas! Thank you for your options- I have shopped at Cato for my school strobe for years! It’s a great store for a teacher ‘s salary!

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