Here are a few casual teacher outfits for female and male teachers along with some tips to remember when deciding what to wear in the classroom!
“Dress for success; your appearance is so important”; are wise words passed along for generations. So it’s fitting to demonstrate your professionalism as a teacher through your wardrobe. Although somehow, you find yourself standing in front of your closet in the morning wondering what to wear and seeing it all too tempting to daydream about showing up to school in your favorite loungewear, which is never a good idea.
Accessorize Responsibly: consider the classroom activities that you will be instructing. You would not want to wear jewelry that could get ruined with paint or modeling clay. School IDs are a staple in school fashion, so try accessorizing with decorative ID badge holders that might add the right touch to your work wardrobe. Designer lanyards and badge reels are functional, reasonably priced, and cute accessories.
Dress Comfortably: Teachers are on their feet and roving the classroom, lecturing and helping students all day. When considering a trendy teacher outfit, make sure the clothes don’t require you to make adjustments throughout the day. Fixing a blouse, pulling at your skirt or dress as you realize it’s not long enough when leaning over to help a student, and slacks that you can quickly move in and comfortably sit on the floor for circle time are all essentials to your comfort and focus as a teacher.
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Ruffle Sleeve Blouse + Midrise Skinny Chino + Ballet Flats
This adorable Ruffle Sleeve Babydoll Blouse from Avanova with a high neckline and ruffled cap sleeves is an excellent addition to a teacher’s wardrobe. Wear with slacks for a more professional look or jeans for a more casual style; this shirt is versatile. Available in solid colors, floral prints, boho prints, and swiss dot pom pom, you can have this top in multiple colors and still have a diversified closet. We paired this top with a comfy pair of Midrise Skinny Chino Slacks by G-Star Raw that will give you a neat casual look for school. These low-maintenance machine washable stretch twill pants make it easy to mix and match with any top in your closet and are ideal to complete a perfect preschool teacher outfit. Of course, comfortable shoes are also a daily must for any teacher. The Dream Pairs Women’s Ballet Flats provide just that. With a low wedge and arch support, these flats offer plenty of cushioning and comfort. These shoes will quickly become a favorite, available in various colors you can wear with any outfit.
Short Sleeve Collar Blouse + A-line Skirt + Sport Pump
An adorable shirt with a contrasting collar can be an asset for a teacher interview outfit. We like the Romwe Short Sleeve Contrast Collar Blouse for the many colors, classic, embellished, or peter pan collar options that are perfect for expressing your style while looking professional. Wear this shirt with pants, a skirt, or even jeans for a more casual style. The BGDK Cotton A-line Skirt is a perfect knee length and looks trendy for a professional teacher outfit when paired with any blouse. With various colors available, you can match this skirt with any top. Finally, complete the outfit with a cute pair of wedge pumps. The rubber wedge of the Anne Klein Sport Pump allows you to slip on comfort and be your best on your feet all day.
Boho Midi Skirt + Ruffle Blouse + Wedge Pump
The Merokeety Boho Print Midi Skirt is a fun item to add to your closet. It comes in various patterns and colors, making it easy to match any shirt. Wear this skirt as part of one of your winter teacher outfits with a sweater or long sleeve shirt or as a fall, summer, or spring teacher outfit with a short sleeve shirt like the PrettyGarden Ruffle Blouse. This blouse is lightweight and available in various colors. This top will be perfect to wear with these fun skirts or a pair of jeans for a teacher’s busy school day. Comfortable shoes are essential for a teacher’s wardrobe. Being on our feet for most of the day, we prefer flats or a low wedge. The Naturalizer Vivienne-Bow Ballet Flats and the CL by Chinese Laundry Marcie Wedge Pump are sensible options to keep you comfortable all day. The Naturalizer ballet flat is adorable to wear daily with a great fit, soft fabric lining, and a sweet bow accent; they will pair well with skirts, dresses, and pants. We also like the wedge pump for its comfort and professional touch that it will add to your outfits.
Swing Midi Dress + Low Wedge Ankle Strap Shoe + Chunky Pump
Polero Puffy Swing Midi Dress is a great school dress, regardless of the season. Style this short-sleeved dress with a cardigan or lightweight sweater on cooler days. With many fun, cheerful patterns, this swing dress is perfect for brightening your days. Wear this adorable dress with a short wedge shoe like the Dream Pairs Low Wedge Ankle Strap Shoe for a more casual look or a comfortable low chunky heel for a more professional teacher outfit and look. The Jenn Ardor Mid Square Chunky Pump with a soft patent leather round toe will add a dressier, more professional look to this classic retro dress. Available in multiple colors, these shoes will match any outfit. Dream Pairs ankle strap shoe with a zipper closure makes this a carefree option that you won’t have to worry about laces untying. Although not completely flat, these shoes provide a small wedge to help with posture and avoid foot pain.
Ruffle Puff Sleeve Blouse + Pull-on Stretch Pant + Ballet Flat
Romwe Ruffle Puff Sleeve Blouse looks great with pants, jeans, or a skirt. The dainty prints and ruffled puff sleeves add a feminine touch to this versatile blouse. Ruby Rd Pull-on Stretch Pant will keep you moving in style and comfort throughout your day. You can have a pair in various colors for every day of the week. These pants look great with flats for casual teacher outfits or heels when you need to look extra professional for meetings. It is sometimes hard to compromise comfort for style in a shoe. But, with the Vionic Jewel Callisto Ballet Flat, you won’t have to! This shoe features an orthotic insole and significant arch support helping to prevent back, hip, and foot pain. This ballet flat is a personal favorite to many teachers. This shoe looks great with pants, jeans, dresses, or skirts.
Pleated Top + Chino Crop Pant + Pointed Toe Flat
I am always looking for a shirt that I can wear with multiple things in my closet. The Milumia Pleated Top does just that. The rounded neck and pleated petal cap sleeve add a delicate touch to any outfit. This blouse is available in multiple colors making this a great option to wear to school, work, or a casual outing. Next, Lands’ End Chino Crop Pant provides a polished look all year. These pull-on cotton blend pants offer stylish comfort in a variety of prints. The stretchy fabric and comfortable elastic waist of these mid-rise pants are perfect for a stylish teacher on the move. Lastly, we found the Musshoe Pointed Toe Flat complete this outfit. The cute ankle loop and pointed toe add a simple yet stylish flare to any outfit.
V Neck Blouse + Yoga Dress Pant + Ballet Flat
This soft, lightweight blouse is comfortable for everyday wear. The flowy and stylish Youtalia V Neck Blouse is excellent for wearing with skinny jeans or slacks. Wear as a Cuffed sleeve to make a ¾ sleeve or a long sleeve making this a perfect top for any time of year. We found a positively comfortable everyday work slack. The professional styling of the Willit Yoga Dress Pant, a soft blend of rayon, nylon, and spandex, will keep you moving all day wrinkle-free. Functional front pockets and streamlined back pockets provide for a flatting fit. And we can’t forget the belted waistband that will allow you to dress up your outfit with a fashionable belt. These adorable LifeStride Alchemy Ballet Flats feature stability and support to keep you on your feet. With a slight 1-inch lift in the heel, these shoes deliver extra heel and arch support. The trendy patent leather toe and heel details add a sophisticated look to these casual dress shoes.
Long Sleeve Shirt + Classic-Fit Flat-Front Chino Pant + Full-Zip Sweater + Boot
The Izod Advantage Performance Long Sleeve Shirt provides a classic, preppy look for any teacher. This button-down shirt made of stretch fabric is an excellent option for a male teacher outfit. You can find your favorite color and just the right fit with plenty of options. If you are looking for an everyday slack with a classic flat-front style and a traditional relaxed fit, then you will love the Amazon Essentials Classic-Fit Flat-Front Chino Pant. The soft wrinkle-resistant fabric will keep you looking clean and crisp all day. Teachers can wear these pants casually with a polo shirt, long-sleeve button-down shirt, blazer, or sports coat for a more dressy look. A sweater is often a wardrobe essential during winter, fall, or even a chilly classroom; the soft cotton of the Amazon Essential Full-Zip Sweater will work perfectly under any circumstance. Finally, the Clarks Bushacre 2 Chukka Boot is a great teacher shoe with a rubber sole to help keep you on your feet all day. Available in leather or suede in various colors, these lace-up ankle-high boots will look great with slacks or jeans.
Slim-Fit Poplin Shirt + Straight Fit Pant + Fashion Sneaker
Goodthreads Slim-Fit Men’s Poplin Shirt provides a sporty casual look any teacher can appreciate. This clean-cut 100% cotton lightweight fabric shirt will look great with jeans or pants. The fun patterns of this button-down will look stylish throughout the year. Khaki pants are such a versatile addition to any wardrobe. They never go out of style and can be worn all year. The classic 4-pocket styling and the Lee Men’s Performance Straight Fit Pant Flex Waistband will keep you comfortable. They will have you looking polished day in and day out. Keep active and on your feet as you teach through the day with the Jensen Men’s Fashion Sneaker. Whether wearing pants, jeans, or shorts, bring your outfit together with the simple styling of this casual sneaker.
Ruffle Sleeve Babydoll Blouse + Mid rise Skinny Chino Pants + Ballet Flat
The Aygience casual puff sleeve blouse has an adorable fit. Featuring a classic rounded v-neck neckline, this a delightful option for teacher school outfits any time of year. This laser-cut lace top comes in various solids and fun prints; you can have this shirt in multiple patterns and never look like you are wearing the same relaxed style. This top’s easy-wear style makes for a versatile option for any season. This blouse will keep you looking adorable and cool during spring and summer, and you can add a cardigan in the cooler months and still look trendy. Wear this top with leggings, jeans, or trousers. The G-Star mid-rise skinny chino pant is one of our favorites and combines nicely with this puff sleeve top. These comfy, stretch denim chino pants are destined to be a wardrobe staple and are available in various colors. Pair this outfit with simple flats that provide sophistication and comfort in one shoe. These Vionic Joseline ballet flats feature ample arch support, making for a chic option to keep you on your feet all day.
Mixing and matching new and old clothes to make new outfits for school can be fun! With a bit of planning, it can make your entire week go smoother! As long as you are well put together, it’s perfectly ok to wear bold colors and fun designs. Pairing your favorite pants with that blouse already in your closet and then adding a cardigan or a new pair of shoes will make you look great and make an easy new (to everyone else) outfit. Finding stylish teacher outfits is easy with our guide; whether it helps you find a new pair of shoes, pants, or blouses, it always feels nice to have something new to wear. With this guide, we loved making complete teacher outfits! But if you want individual teacher dresses or shoes, check those out. Always remember never to lose your sense of style & happy teaching!