* I didn’t think it was going to be released until next week, but I’m in the April edition of Weight Watchers Australia magazine! There are a few photos, an interview and some weight loss tips. I will share some pictures next week, but it’s very exciting to be in there again! Have a great weekend x
It can be tricky to stay on-trend while you’re at work, especially when you work with children. Clothes need to be hard wearing and easily washable, and won’t make you cry if you end up with glue, paint or sticky fingers on them. When I was researching trends for the coming seasons, I found quite a few that fit nicely within a teacher’s wardrobe. This Autumn and Winter tartan and checks, relaxed blazers, fitted shirts and interesting collars, including roll and turtle necks, will be gracing our shelves. Reds and monochrome will also be back in a big way, which pleases me no end (you know I’m a monochrome fan)! Some trends, like fringing don’t really suit the work environment, but you could introduce them through accessories like bags and scarves.
I went in search of a few pieces to create a capsule wardrobe and reflect the trends, teacher style. They are all available from chain stores or on online, so are easily accessible no matter where you live.
Teacher Style Trends Autumn/Winter ’15
1. Diana Ferrari Maxwell blanket coat – $349.95
A good coat is essential, especially when on play ground duty. While this one is on the pricey side, a good coat really is an investment piece. Only wearing it outside should mean that it stays cleaner! I loved the style of this coat, and the colour goes with anything. The collar adds some interest to the coat, and it looks incredibly warm.
2. Forever New Katie Boyfriend Blazer – $69.99
You can never have too many black blazers in your wardrobe. This relaxed version would look great over a fitted white collared shirt, or a knit as is featured in number 6. You could wear it with the sleeves pushed up for an extra casual look, and layer a colourful scarf over the top.
3. Forever New Livinia Hooded Duffle Coat – $149.99
This coat could be worn as part of a dressy or casual outfit – it would look just as at home with flat boots as it would with Converse trainers. I think it would definitely come in handy on freezing sports days!
4. Long Tall Sally Jacquard Check Tunic Dress – $83.00
A tunic dress is perfect for work, especially when worn with opaque black tights and boots. I loved this one from Long Tall Sally, and it ticks two trend boxes, with the tartan/checks and monochrome colours. There is no need to worry about it being too short, as it is designed for women for are 5’8 and taller.
5. Cue The Skivvy Knit – $149.00
I loved the colour of this knit. While it is sold out online, it is still available in stores. The skivvy style is making a comeback, and would look great under a blazer or coat.
6. Country Road Rib Roll Neck – $99.95
The rib roll neck is a more relaxed version of the skivvy. It could be styled with the black pants featured in this post (number 9), or dressed down with skinny jeans and boots for a weekend brunch. I would love to wear it with the checked coat from Forever New – the weather at my school is often chilly and I know these would keep me toasty warm!
7. Diana Ferrari Hamden Riding Boot – $239.95
Flat riding-style boots are a wardrobe must, in my opinion. I have had a pair of Diana Ferrari flat boots for around three years now, and they are still in great condition. During Winter they are on high rotation and I can’t wait until the weather is cool enough to wear them again. This will be a purchase you will never regret.
8. Cue Contrast Panel Floral Pencil Skirt – $179.00
Cue have a few beautiful patterned skirts this season, but I loved the colours used in this one. Pencil skirts are a timeless classic, and can be worn in Winter with opaque tights or in Summer without. They also look great with flats or heels. Style it with a white collared shirt tucked in, or the Cue skivvy featured above.
9. Forever New Prue Skinny Pants – $79.99
A good pair of black skinny pants should be hanging in everyone’s wardrobe. They look great with flats, and you can also tuck them into boots for extra warmth. I have been on the lookout for a new pair after the zipper broke on the pair I bought last year. The zipper detail on this pair are definitely cute, and the tailored waistband means you can tuck tops in to feature it.
I love the change of season, and look forward to getting back into my clothes for cooler weather. I wouldn’t mind making a few extra purchases, also!
What is on your shopping list for the Autumn/Winter ’15 season? Do you have separate clothes for work and play?