Inside: 17 spring teacher outfits for the educator that loves to dress to impress.
Teachers truly don’t get enough credit for everything they do. Not only are they teaching our children and future workforce, but they’re helping shape them into the people that they are going to become by the way that they teach them about the world around us. We really couldn’t do it without them.
Not only are they doing all of this, but they’re doing it so incredibly early too. They’re up and ready for school, with a smile on their face with their first cup of coffee down the hatch before we’ve even made it to work. They’re welcoming kids into their class rooms, making sure that they’re awake and ready for the day.
I look at all of my teacher friends in awe, honestly not sure how they do it and not sure how they do it with so much love!
That being said, you’ve likely found your way here with a need for some outfit inspiration. So I’m here to give it to you.
Teacher Dress Codes
If I can make your day a little easier by giving you the inspiration that you need to get up and get dressed in an outfit that makes you feel good, then I’m happy to help!
Teacher dress codes are tough, because public schools are so different from private schools and even within the public sector, each school district likely has different dress codes for their teachers and faculty. However, there’s likely a pretty common middle ground between all of the teacher dress codes across the board, so I’ll share some of the tips I’ve picked up from knowing so many teachers, and you can cater it to the way that you know you ought to dress per your district.
So we all know that you likely can’t wear jeans to class. Bummer. But there are several substitutions other than slacks if you need some creative ideas for more casual pants that are plenty appropriate for teaching the next generation. There are tons of lounge wear styles cut like joggers in different kinds of fabrics that are so comfortable but still look professional and polished. These can include athletic fabrics like moisture wicking, and a thin cotton fabric.
Linen pants are always a great piece to have, perfect with any kinds of tops. They make effortless look beautiful, and they’re comfortable to walk around and talk to your students all day.
And of course any style of trendy trouser is the hottest move at the moment. There are plenty of relaxed cool ones on the market these days.
Tops are another story, because of course we all want to wear tee shirts all the time. At least I do, and would want to even more if I was getting up and dressed as early as teachers do!
A good bodysuit with a high neckline in either long or short sleeve is a perfect basic to have and throw on with any pair of pants you reach for that day. It’s sleek and professional looking but easy.
Luckily we’re in an era of fashion where preppy and business casual is so trendy, so dressing for work can still feel chic without being boring business casual. Teacher attire is usually so fun too, especially if you teach younger grades as well. So wearing a simple button down with a fun pair of colorful gingham trousers makes for a cute teacher outfit thats trendy, work appropriate, and fun.
Spring Color Palette
Every season there’s a new trending color palette in addition to the colors we always know and love that really set the tone for the months ahead. Throwing on my favorite brown sweater will always feel like fall and my favorite soft pink will always feel like spring. Colors really create a mood and it’s so fun to play with the different color palettes and create new vibes and moods from the colors we choose.
The fashion cycle lately has been breaking a lot of “rules” like making ugly cute and making dated cool again. Everything is is cyclical, and all fashion rules are made to be broken. 2023 is about to shake it up quite a bit, and the spring color palette is just one example of this.
White and light colors have always been the move for spring, and they still are. They will never be out of style for this season, but there’s a more fashion forward set of colors that you can now choose from that are super trendy for this spring season.
Envato rounded up all of the incredible color palettes from the fashion shows all over the world that were showcasing their lines for this spring and summer seasons. You’d be shocked to see that some of these are bolder than we usually see for this gentle season. While they are bold colors, they aren’t necessarily bright, as they are deeper hues of the same colors we celebrate every spring.
Cool military or utility colors are back in too, and of course all of these tones and colors are mixed in with the classic pastel shades.
Have fun mixing in some bold colors this spring! It will brighten up your wardrobe to make your day better and your students as they enter your classroom for another day of learning.
Spring Teacher Outfit Ideas
Spring teacher outfits are so cute, but when you’re between seasons, how do you plan to piece outfits together? In our regular wardrobes, it usually works out somehow, because we blend our winter and summer wardrobes on days when it makes sense. But since teachers don’t generally have a large summer teaching wardrobe, you have to get a little creative.
Here are some cute and fun spring teacher outfit ideas!
1. Pink Wide Leg Jeans
2. Grayscale Neutrals
3. Blue Maxi
4. Pink Overalls
5. Plaid Overalls
6. Floral Maxi
Cute Spring Outfits
Outfits in the spring are some of my favorites, they’re so cute and generally either very preppy inspired or bohemian, both of my favorite aesthetics. Contradictory of course, but there’s a time and a place for each.
Here are some examples of some of my favorite spring outfits that work for your teaching wardrobe as well!
7. Cotton Trousers
8. Floral Overalls
9. Floral And Flowy
10. Spring Neutrals
11. Orange Pop
12. Pretty And Preppy
Fun Teacher Outfits
If you’re a teacher that loves to bring the fun, here are some outfit ideas for you!
Bright colors and fun themes make the room more exciting, and let’s be honest. Your teaching mood can be totally affected by your outfit for the day, so let your mood be made more fun with these fun spring teacher outfits!
13. This Color Palette
14. Travel Joggers
15. Bright Sweater
16. Preppy Layers
17. Patterned Pants
Spring is the easiest season to dress for, honestly. Even easier than fall, I think. Especially for the teachers, when you’re going to be warm inside and all you need is a light jacket in the mornings before you get into the building, and you’re good to go once you make it to your classroom. If you have younger grades that you teach and they have recess hour outside, it can get a little tricky to plan around some drizzly days. You usually won’t be outside on those days, but it does hit out of nowhere sometimes!
Spring colors are the most fun, especially this year with so many variations from the classic pastels we all know and love for this soft season. If you’re a teacher that likes to bring life and fun to the classroom with your outfits, these are hopefully some ideas to help you do so with a fresh look.