My #TeacherStyle

There are not a ton of pictures of my parents when they were young, but the ones I do find I love to pour over and giggle at the fashions.

(Or, you know, ask my mom if she still has those shoes from 1972 because OMG they would look so awesomely vintage/thrifted with a certain skirt.)

My mom worked part time in a grocery store’s meat department when I was a tiny tot, so she didn’t have to dress “business casual” for anything, although I so very much wish I had a record of all her Sunday outfits. I remember some of them quite distinctly, and my mom usually wore something I thought was very hip or beautiful.

This school year, I have been sporadically participating in Instagram’s #OfficeFashionShow and #TeacherStyle memes.  It’s fun to post what I wear to school and get inspiration from other’s about different looks, color combos, etc.

Plus I think about how much my kids will die laughing when they look back at these pictures someday.

I don’t consider myself to be a super stylish person, and I am for SURE not a Fashion Blogger, but I do like to try to look nice and have the clothes I wear reflect my personality.

Anyway…here are some of the shots I got this school year.  I took them all with my phone in my own shaky hands. And yes, they are all in the staff bathroom.  It’s the only place in my life with a full length mirror (mental note: get a full length mirror at home):

This is one of my favorite shirts. Not because it's my most cute shirt, but because it is SO comfy. It's from the Gap. skirt and leggings from Old Navy.

This is one of my favorite shirts. Not because it’s my most cute shirt, but because it is SO comfy. It’s from the Gap. skirt and leggings from Old Navy.

Another fave: skirt and leggings from Old Navy, shirt from NY & Co.

Another fave: skirt and leggings from Old Navy, shirt from NY & Co.

 

Fridays mean school spirit day! Go Wolves!

Fridays mean school spirit day! Go Wolves!

sweater is from The Gap, pants from NY&Co

I think this was a parent/teacher conference day: sweater is from The Gap, pants from NY&Co

 

Brrr. We had a cold, snowy winter.  Coat is Michael Kors from Younkers

Brrr. We had a cold, snowy winter. Coat is Michael Kors from Younkers

Oh this purple sweater. Since I wore all maternity clothes last school year, I forgot I had this for MONTHS. Both pants and sweater from Gap.

Oh this purple sweater. Since I wore all maternity clothes last school year, I forgot I had this for MONTHS. Both pants and sweater from Gap. Also stink eye.

 

I love this sweater's color, but it needs a "shave". Getting pilly. Ew. It's from...you guessed it...the Gap.

I love this sweater’s color, but it needs a “shave”. Getting pilly. Ew. It’s from…you guessed it…the Gap.

my first pair of skinny jeans!  They are from a Zulily Sale.  Vest and red shirt...yup...Gap.

my first pair of skinny jeans! They are from the Gap. Vest and red shirt…yup…Gap.

 

Casual Friday, yo. probably Gap jeans.

Casual Friday, yo. probably Gap jeans.

Again with the black skirt and leggings.  The sweater is from NY&Co and the scarf was a handmade gift.

Again with the black skirt and leggings. The sweater is from NY&Co and the scarf was a handmade gift.

 

Sweater dresses were my thing this year.  This one was from Yonkers.

Sweater dresses were my thing this year. This one was from Yonkers.

Another great sweater from the Gap. Eddie loves green, so he picked this one for me.

Another great sweater from the Gap. Eddie loves green, so he picked this one for me.

 

Sweater dress!  From the Gap.

Sweater dress! From the Gap.

The red sweater again with a skirt from Anne Taylor Loft.

The red sweater again with a skirt from Anne Taylor Loft.

 

A different black skirt--this pencil one from NY&Co--with a top I got from Zulilly

A different black skirt–this pencil one from NY&Co–with a top I got from Zulilly

Trying to think spring...even though it's still cold. Grey pants and white top from the Gap.

Trying to think spring…even though it’s still cold. Grey pants and white top from the Gap.

 

Crabby day.  Bad hair. These pants I got from the Gap about 3 years ago and I have always loved them.  They will be retired after this year because of a stain and because they are just looking tired.

Crabby day. Bad hair. These pants I got from the Gap about 3 years ago and I have always loved them. They will be retired after this year because of a stain and because they are just looking tired.

black skinnies from a Zulilly sale and green sweater from Old Navy.

black skinnies from a Zulilly sale and green sweater from Old Navy.

 

White linen pants (COME ON, SPRING!) from Gap. not sure where the orange shirt came from.  We'll just say Gap because, well, that is the trend here.

White linen pants (COME ON, SPRING!) from Gap. not sure where the orange shirt came from. We’ll just say Gap because, well, that is the trend here.

The pants that will be retired and a black shirt from, yes, you know.

The pants that will be retired and a black shirt from, yes, you know.

 

It's all Gap.

It’s all Gap. (except the shoes and necklace)

I don’t know if it’s obvious or not, but we have a Gap Outlet about 5 minutes away from my house.  I realize I need to branch out, which is why I have become sort of obsessed with Zulily*. I’d say 98% of the things I get from Zulily are awesome because they are unique and trendy.  Love that.

I am also noticing I need more accessories.  Because duh.

Anyway, this is what I look like as a teacher in 2013.  Maybe I will do a spring/summer version of this post in a few months.

So what are you wearing these days?

*that is an invite link that if you sign up and purchase via that link, I get like free shipping or something.

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About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.

Comments

  1. I love your sweater dresses!!

  2. Some really great outfits! I also got some inspiration for myself (like, I need to shop at the Gap). Thanks!

  3. WE do not have a Gap anywhere near us but we do have Old Navy and I LOVE them LOVE them..Such cute outfits.. I also have a thing for sweater dresses.

  4. I miss the days of getting dressed in suits for my job. What am I wearing now? A tshirt from Old Navy and black yoga pants. Well bc nothing fits. Ugh!

  5. you’re adorable!!!
    I loved the sweater dresses and while I have never been a big fan of GAP, I am thinking of stopping in there now because some of your tops are so pretty.

    also, I am so happy you got me to buy skinny jeans this year, they changed my life (and wardrobe).

    I loved this peek at all your looks.

  6. You are so cute. This was a great idea for a post.