Cracking the Dress Code: A Teacher’s Wardrobe According to The Tightwad Gazette

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  1. Tiffany says:

    Can you please post the links for all these items? Love your choices!

  2. Ann says:

    This is just what I’ve been thinking about lately – what clothes do I need?
    Around here I think it is going to be hard not to have 5 different tops for workdays. Probably ok when you start out as a teacher, but not in my job, so I’ll need about 7 tops. Then, jeans is perfectly acceptable. 2 jeans – semi skinny and trad, and one black stretch office pants. 2 skirts: denim and black stretch. Winter lasts 7 months so I need 2 seasonal sets of tops and at least 2 long sleeved and 2 short sleeved wool underwear tops black and offwhite, and one set of super underwear. 2 fleece sweaters/jackets – one nice be for summer parties, 2 summer dresses, 2 winter dresses, my folk costume, the very nice ethnic wool jacket (mandatory), the equally nice ethnic wool sweater for summer wear (nice to have)(if it snows in june you can wear it under the fleece for barbeques)(work related barbeques)(equally appropriate for midsummer celebration), one black blazer, one black wool “blazer”, 4 wool, 4 cotton cardigans. I think this is close to the absolute minimum where I live. Our temperatures go from -25 C and high winds to + 35 C and no wind, and we live on the coast, so before the ice settles in winter it is impossible to keep warm. There is no parking so travelling to work means going by bus. I always wear scarves and 99% of my wardrobe is black, clay, sand, offwhite and white. We’ve stopped wearing jewellry, and even colors are not really popular though we know it is trendy.
    I hope this is useful :)

  3. Kayla K says:

    Wow, thanks! Are you from Sweden? I wonder what you mean by “ethnic” wool sweater. I have a very heavy wool cable sweater that I just love.
    Decorah, Iowa is a Norwegian-heritage town close to where I live and intricate color work sweaters with pewter buttons are very popular there.
    Your wardrobe sounds fantastic!

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