Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Day of School Outfit

As I mentioned in my previous post I'm now going into my fifth year of teaching.  There are a few things I've learned about first day of school outfits in the past few years:
  1. What you wear does give students their first impressions of you, but so do many other things.  Don't assume students will think you're stern or low-key because of your clothing.
  2. Students can tell when you're uncomfortable, so don't wear anything you have to keep adjusting or is tight, etc.
  3. You're going to stand/walk way more than you anticipate (all those first day assemblies and escorting your class back and forth to the auditorium) so comfy shoes are key.
  4. It's probably going to be warm/humid (my school doesn't have AC) and you're going to be a little nervous/antsy/running around so don't wear anything that will show how sweaty you are (I made this mistake my first year).
With those things in mind, I picked out this outfit for my first day.

First Day of School 2012 - 2013!

I'm Wearing:
Blouse - New York & Company
Skirt - Ann Taylor Loft
Sandals - Target

It met all my requirements for a first day outfit, and I managed not to splatter anything on myself at lunch.  My first day activities went well and my students seem as eager to learn as overwhelmed freshmen can possibly be on their first day of high school.

Students and teachers - how much thought/effort do you put into your first day outfit? 

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure it's no surprise that I put a ton of thought into my first day outfit. In fact, the other day I found "THE dress" that I'll debut tomorrow. Happy 1st day, and enjoy sleeping this weekend- you'll have earned it!