Well I am excited that "school counselor" is being used (not the "G" word, yay). However, I haven't seen too many counselors that resemble this. I am in no way a fashion expert, although I LOVE reading and seeing fashion and getting ideas to wear for myself and I'll share with you some of what I wear to work. From reading these fashion blogs, I also decided that for 2014, I would go on a shopping diet and do a closet challenge, which means I can only wear clothes that I already have in my closet (that's the challenge, gasp). I know I'm not the only one that looks in my closet and says "I don't have anything to wear"! I'll say that this closet challenge has really made me take time to put something together and has actually been fun.
In the first of four posts about school counselor fashion I'll be giving a little background about my style at work.
-How would you describe your school counselor work fashion style?
I’d consider my style preppy with an edge, meaning I like classic looks with just a little something “extra” in it. I love to wear color and prints and am certainly not afraid to do so. I feel that you should feel comfy and confident in what you wear both in and outside of work.
-What's the staff dress code like at your school?
Dress at my school is very relaxed, staff can wear jeans any day of the week. I wear jeans only on Friday’s, so Monday-Thursday I dress professionally. It’s just a personal choice, when I taught high school, I was often mistaken for a student and dressing professional was a way not to be mistaken for a student ( I don’t have this “problem” anymore working at an elementary school).
-What you wear in the following settings? I have pics and I'll tell you where I bought the outfit from (I love when other bloggers list that info)!
- School Open House/Parent Event
|Shirt & Cardigan: J. Crew Factory, Belt: Old Navy, Skirt: Banana Republic, Tights: HUE (Macy's), Shoes: Nine West|
|Shirt & Sweater: Old Navy, Pants: Calvin Klein (Macy's), Shoes: BP by Nordstrom|
- Day to Day School
|Cardigan: J. Crew Factory, Shirt: Thrifted, Belt: Gap, Skirt: Thrifted, Tights: HUE (Macy's), Boots: Nine West|
|Shirt: Old Navy, Vest: Charter Club (Macy's), Belt: BEBE, Skirt: Old Navy, Tights: HUE (Macy's), Boots: Cole Haan|
- School Spirit
|Shirt: Staff shirt, Scarf: Gifted, Jeans: Old Navy, Shoes: Converse|
|Spelling Bee Day (stripes, get it) w/ my fab School Speech Pathologists. Shirt & Pants: JC Penny, Shoes: Nine West|
- Professional Development/Conference/Workshop
|Shirt & Sweater: Banana Republic Skirt: Charter Club (Macy's) Shoes: Nine West|
|Shirt: Old Navy, Belt: Gap, Skirt: Banana Republic, Tights: HUE (Macy's) Boots: Nine West, Necklace: Charming Charlie's|
Stay tuned there's more to share in this series and you'll be able to share your school counselor fashion style in an upcoming post!