Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Sometimes I Dress Up As a Teacher



I don't know about you, but I find it to be a bit of a (fun) challenge to dress for my evening classes with my young adult group. Trying to balance authority, modesty, breathable outfits to combat the heat, plus at least a pinch of personality can be tricky. Adding a further layer of difficulty is the fact that as an expat teacher, one has probably showed up in the country with just the dress clothes essentials.

THUS, I've decided to start an occasional feature profiling the things I truly wear to my classes. I thought it might be fun to see if we could get a discussion going about the best teacherly wardrobe pieces!

This piece features my favorite go-to blazer, which is actually a hand-me-down from an old co-worker, a couple of vintage pieces that were bought in Phnom Penh, and a bunch of other random bits. A rather international mishmash, if I do say so!


 
 

 






Blazer: Inherited from my former co-worker when she left Seoul - score!
T-Shirt: Garage Clothing (Toronto) 
Skirt: Basic House (Seoul)
Shoes: My new Perfect Teacher Shoes (Phnom Penh)
Briefcase:
Vintage U.S. Polo Association from Color Vintage (Phnom Penh)
Belt: YSL vintage belt from Color Vintage 
Necklace: My Grandma's antique layered chain
Earrings: Cheonho Subway Station dollar store (Seoul)

Have you ever done a 'Teacher Style' outfit shoot? Please, pretty please send a link in the comments! I'd love to see what look you rock in the classroom!

xx Lady Expatriate