I'm heading off to a conference this weekend and, just like everyone else when packing, wondered, "what do a I wear?" This answer actually gets answered a lot on blogs- if you are going to a bloggers' conference. Cool as that would be though, that's not my actual destination, though I'm just as stoked for the conference we are seeing- its the NAGC's annual conference. Its for my job though so- what do I wear?
One wants to be comfortable, and also professional- but that can be tricky to decide what that means for teachers anyway. Not quite business casual but definitely not real-world casual either... So- here is what I came up with for travel and two jam-packed days of learning.
1) Layers. The conference is in Phoenix, which can get hot, and rooms with many people makes things even more toasty. But sometimes Aggressive Air-Conditioning happens, so- two outer layers and a light coat.
2) Different colors. Pro-tip: If you pack same type of clothing item in the same color, it looks like you are re-wearing, instead of donning something new. Nothing wrong with wearing items more than once on a trip, but no one has space in their suitcase for redundant items.
3) I also made sure one was a skirt. This could (theoretically) be dressed up, if needed to do something special in the evening.
4) More casual clothes for travel and to change into "off-duty."
What sort of things do you wear to work? Ever travelled to a conference?