Are you big on 1st impressions? I am. I think I always try on a few outfits to figure out what I will wear to meet the teacher night. My school doesn't have meet the teacher night until the end of August since school doesn't start until September but I am already thinking about what I will wear. Below are a few outfits that I plan to wear the 1st few days of school. I am not quiet sure which one I will wear to meet the teacher night yet. Which one do you think?
(top-Old Navy, skirt-Simons)
I love to wear bright colors, especially to meet the teacher night and the 1st day of school.
Each of these outfits were under $50.
I'm a girl on a budget so of course they were on sale.
(outfit- J.Crew Factory)
(top- Old Navy, skirt- J.Crew Factory)
I must admit that I am leaning towards the white top and bright coral skirt to wear to meet the teacher night. This year there are only two of us teaching kindergarten so I won't have to worry about standing out next to 3 other teachers. I feel like the 1st outfit says fun and a little dressy. :)
Speaking of making a good impression... Are y'all allowed to wear jeans to school? And if so, do you wear them to school?
At my previous school we were not allowed to wear jeans to school and we would complain about it. I mean really... who doesn't love wearing jeans. Maybe it's just me but I like wearing jeans. At the school I teach at now we are allowed to wear jeans on Friday but only if you donate a loonie (equal to $1) towards that year's cause. I really like that teachers give towards a cause to wear jeans for a day.
Why I DON'T wear jeans on jean day...
Since I taught at a new school last year I had to attend a first year employee orientation. On the last day of the orientation a panel of different leaders, teachers, and parents spoke to us giving us some advice. One of the parents straight up said "Please do not wear jeans to school. You are a professional so dress professional." She went into more detail and the more she talked I found myself agreeing with her. She was completely right. Professionals should dress professional.
I also get it. We are in a career wear we are bending down, kneeling, and straight up getting down on the floor with the kiddos. But ya know what... There are pants, maxi dresses, etc. that are comfy and cozy. Just because we may get down and dirty doesn't mean you can't dress more professional.