What Would Holley Wear: How to Get A+ Teacher Style

My favorite 2nd grade teacher, Lindsey Leeman, teaches at the Academy of the Arts at Bransom Elementary in the Burleson ISD.  Lindsey recently asked me to share some ways to update an everyday teacher look.  

Accessories are key to giving an outfit that extra pop!  Since staying on budget is important, I’m sharing accessory ideas from Amazon Fashion.  With belts, scarves, and jewelry…Amazon has the latest trends and designer dupes. My favorite trend is layering necklaces, so I’m sharing two ideas from Amazon.  One is their 2 piece initial necklace and the other is their 3 piece coin pendant necklace. Don’t you just love a trendy teacher?  

When it comes to comfort, Tieks and Rothy’s are great for standing in all day and offer so many fun colors.  Speaking of an array of colors to choose from, Amazon has a wonderful selection of Sam Edelman shoes. Because comfort comes first, I’m recommending a pair of their ballet flats.  And because cuteness is a close second, a pair of their leopard print flats is anything but boring.  

If “A” is for apple…then “I” is for it-bag!  One of the best ways to up your style game is with a trendy tote.  Since blue is one of Bransom’s school colors, I’m suggesting a blue Stylesty shopping tote for Lindsey and her teacher pals.  BTW…it’s a designer knockoff from Amazon Fashion and comes in many school colors! To give it a preppy vibe…think about having it monogramed!  For monogramming in Fort Worth, we recommend Brown Bag Etc. at 2702 Hulen Street.

Clear and wooden bags have been all the rage and are perfect for teachers.  Be sure to check out the selection on our Pinterest board. I love how Vince Camuto’s clear tote with a dark cinnamon pouch can go classroom-casual or be dressed up for a school board meeting.  Without a doubt, a bamboo bag is a show stopper, and I think teachers, like Lindsey, deserve the limelight…don’t you agree?

Cardigans and blazers are two of my favorite fall trends and pair perfectly with slacks, skirts, or dresses.  We love how a cardigan adds polish to a jeans ensemble….ideal for a casual Friday and the weekend. A checked blazer will definitely add a cool vibe to your class room style!  Hmmm….sounds like someone is getting a check-plus!

Were you ever voted class favorite?  A popular Pinterest look I’m giving bonus points to features a striped midi skirt worn three ways….with different blazers, shoes, and handbags.  And just like teachers count on substitutes….so does your style. To change things up, think about substituting a denim jacket for a blazer. How classroom-cool does that sound?

Oh my goodness….did I just hear the bell ring?  I think that means it’s time to update your back-to-school style.  Besides…who doesn’t want to be a class act?  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.