Finally ready to share what I wore in my Teacher Capsule Wardrobe. From the 19 pieces, I shared 15 days of work outfits (+ more that didn't get photographed). I wore all of these outfits in the month of December, & admittedly it was a very mild time here in Nashville. However, I think that all of these looks could be easily transitioned to warmer weather (remove sweaters), or colder climates (add tights + heavier footwear). I am happy that I was able to photograph each piece being worn 2 different ways… can you spot both ways in the collage below?
This "capsule wardrobe" practice definitely helped me to figure out what colors, cuts & styles work for my career. For those that are just tuning in, I am a 7th grade science teacher that has "snappy" work wear guidelines (stylish, but no shoulders showing, & hemlines are supposed to be no more than 3 inches above the knee). I work inside all day, standing on my feet for a minimum of 10 hours, & need to be able to crouch down to talk to students at their desks, & lift my arms up high to write on the white board.
The easiest combo for me? Pencil skirt + button down.
An area of growth for me? Dress pants… oh the struggle of finding an appropriately fitting pair!
All looks photographed by Kate Davis Photo
Interested in seeing all of the Teacher Capsule Wardrobe photos in order? Start here.
What was your favorite look? Any suggestions for what makes your workwear work? Anyone else find themselves in a similar workplace sartorial situation?