Hello October 2020! We are finishing up Quarter 1 in my school district and welcoming fall to Arizona with open arms because guys – it has been VERY hot here still – close to 105 every day. It’s hard to believe we have 8 weeks of learning under our belt already – 6 online, and 2 in person (and still teaching a handful of kindergarten students online, too). I have to say, having students in person has been SO good for my teacher heart! It’s been almost 7 months of no in-person interaction with my little students, and now with the changes in place for health and safety for the time being, we are thriving together once again. I am counting my blessings amidst the exhaustion and consistent overtime hours I’m putting in to keep everything running smoothly in person and online. I keep telling myself: It’s worth it. This won’t be forever. (We can pray so, right?)
With teaching in person finally comes dressing up again! I missed it, I’ll be honest. Dressing business on top and comfy on the bottom was getting too boring as I have a pretty limited amount of lounge clothes. So, it’s time for some outfit inspo for the [coming, hopefully!] fall weather!
Fall Outfit 1: Midi Skirt
I wasn’t sure how I’d feel in a midi skirt only being 5’5″, but I LOVE this one! It is so perfect for fall, and I enjoyed wearing it to work so much with the stretchy, comfortable fabric. Being a midi skirt, it also gives off a nice, polished and professional look. I styled it very work-friendly below, but know it would also be cute on the weekend with sneakers and a graphic tee, too. As it gets colder, I’d love it with some tan booties and a chunky white sweater!
Midi Skirt | Similar skirts here, here, and here | Similar cap-sleeve tee | Necklace | Mules
Midi Skirt | Similar skirts here, here, and here | Cap-sleeve tee | Necklace | Mules | Jacket is old from Kohl’s / Similar Denim Jacket
Midi Skirt | Similar skirts here, here, and here | Cap-sleeve tee | Necklace | Mules are old from Target / Similar Mules
Midi Skirt | Similar skirts here, here, and here | Sweater is from H&M last year, similar version this year here | Necklace | Booties / Budget-friendly Bootie option
Fall Outfit 2: Wide-leg Pants
These pants are as good as it gets for a polished, trendy, and comfortable pant all-in-one. I love the high waist and the thick fabric! I had the hardest time deciding which color to get (yay for so many choices!), and really love them through warm and cooler temps. Here they are styled for fall – one way more casual, one more dressed up.
Pants (in size small) | “Teach” Tee (in size XS) | Cardigan old from F21, similar linked here and here | Leopard slip-on sneakers (TTS) Use code XOJULES for a discount! | Necklace | Desert Charm
Pants (in size small) | Black Top | Cardigan | Heels old, same brand updated look here | Necklace | Desert Charm | Chain Necklace
Fall Outfit 3: Black Jegging
These black jeggings have been my go-to pants for the past 3 years. I have them in regular length and short length and like to switch between the two for different types of shoes and weather. I love the short length with mules and sneakers, so wore them for these looks. This activewear top was too cute not to play around with a work-look with it, too! I wore some high-waisted pants so it wouldn’t show my midsection, and that worked great.
Twist-front Top | Black Pants (I am in short length) | Snakeskin Mules (Run small, Size up) Use code XOJULES for a discount) | Similar Belt | Teacher Lanyard | Earrings
Twist-front Top | Black Pants (I am in short length) | Black Slip-on Sneakers (TTS) Use code XOJULES for a discount | Jacket is old from Kohl’s / Similar Denim Jacket
Hope you found some new inspiration! Teachers, how are you holding up? Thinking of you all!