Teacher Inspired Work Wear Outfit for Back to School

21 July |

It’s hard to believe that we are closing in on the last few weeks of summer. Here in the South, kids go back to school in just two weeks. Which means all my teacher friends are back in their classrooms even sooner. And while I know we are all going to miss those long, slow summer days laying by the pool, I can’t resist an excuse to do a little shopping. Today’s look is a teacher inspired work wear outfit for back to school. I’m planning to do another post of multiple curated looks for all my teacher friends. But for now, here is a sneak peak!

This whole look is from the Who What Wear line by Target and is less than $60! I love this top because it easily pairs with black pants. However, you could easily tuck it into a skirt as well. I’ve shared these pants a few times before, because they are just that good! You can see them styled both here with a blazer and here with nursing friendly top. I especially love them for my teacher friends because they are super comfortable. The pants have a great amount of stretch. So if you’re going to be on your feet a lot or bending down with little ones, these are a must-have. Plus, you seriously can’t beat the price! I styled them with my favorite pointed toe heels and a classic Tory Burch tote bag!


One of my favorite places to shop for affordable work wear is Target! They have such a great selection of pieces that you can wear both in and out of the classroom. My go-to brands are the Who What Wear line and the A New Day by Target. Both offer a wide variety of pieces that you can easily mix and match to create multiple looks! I’ve rounded up a few more of my favorite work wear pieces for you below!


When it comes to dressing for back to school, it’s usually still hot outside but can be chilly in the classrooms. I usually try to find pieces like a great pair of black pants, a staple dress, a few cute cardigans or blazers for layering, and a great tote bag you can pair with everything. Then you want to round out the look with a neutral pair of flats and a neutral heel option too. Once we hit fall and winter weather, you can swap those heels for boots and ankle booties! I’ll be sharing more tips and tricks for dressing for fall as a teacher, when it’s still warm out, in the upcoming weeks.

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  1. Love! Professional, put together, yet fun.

    I’m a resident physician working 90 hour work weeks almost all on my feet. Are the mules linked here comfortable or do you have another brand you’d splurge on? I need good support for those long days!

  2. So excited for more teacher content soon! Thank you 🙂 Would you say you prefer the Spanx “The Perfect Back Seam Skinny” Pant or these target black pants more? Pros and Cons? Thanks!