Dress to Impress: Teachers Offer Fashion Tips


Mackenzie Boyd

Mrs. Thompson confidently sports a stylish outfit.


A General McLane block lasts an hour and twenty five minutes. That is a long time. While you are intently hanging on your teacher’s every word and focused on their every move, how couldn’t you notice what they are wearing?
It is hard not to notice that many teachers are fashionistas in their own right. Where do they shop? What guides their good fashion sense? How do they put together their school appropriate teacher outfits? We went deep in the halls of GM to uncover the answers to these pressing questions.
Surprisingly, more than fifty percent of teachers polled said they are most likely to shop at Macy’s and Kohl’s. Mrs Bremner told us “prices are definitely a factor” in where she shopped She finds great deals at The Limited in the mall and frequently uses her teacher discount. It turns out that many retailers, including The Limited, J.Crew, NY & Co, Eddie Bauer, and Banana Republic, offer discounts to teachers with proof of employment. Who knew?
Many teachers echoed Mrs. Bremner’s price-hunting strategies, including Mr Oathout. He stated that his shopping strategies were “fairly thrifty,” preferring to shop at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Mrs Thompson stated her love for shopping at higher-end stores like J.Crew and Banana Republic, but TJ Maxx as well. She suggested looking on Pinterest for inspiration before going shopping and advises that when it comes to fashion, “Accessorizing is key but also be confident with your outfit.”
Other teachers were more practical when it comes to fashion. Mr Korb stated that his favorites stores are, “Wherever my wife likes to shop for my outfits.” Mrs Cousins said, “I mostly shop where there is a petite section.” Mrs Zona, who dresses up her outfits with long cardigans and scarves, stated that, “Layering is essential. You have to be warm and comfortable.”
Cousins, along with a great percent of other busy teachers report that they shop online for the sake of convenience. Mrs. Green shops on Amazon, while Mr. Zimmerman shops at Big and Tall Direct. Mrs Green prefers Amazon because, “The low prices enable me to try new styles.”
Teachers also provided fashion advice for both fellow teachers and students looking to spice up their style. Ms. Mumau advises, “Always dress appropriate for your age, after thirty don’t shop at Buckle, and it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed.” Principal Mrs. Mackowski suggests, “Dress appropriately and find your own style.” Mr. Wible encourages students to “be yourself do what feels good to you,” and Mr. Schultz added some advice for the fellas stating, “While wearing a tie, the knot should be correct and the tie should be of the proper length.”
Don’t you think we have some pretty stylish teachers? It was great to see how teachers approach shopping and their personal style. Do you have personal shopping advice you’d like to offer? Leave your feedback below!