What I Wore: Pencil Skirt (Vintage; Similar Here), Sweater (Le Tote), Bracelet (Le Tote), Necklace (Popbasic), Shoes (Gap)
I'm excited to share another work outfit; I think dressing for work can be a challenge, because you still want to feel cute and, well, exude your own personality, but you have to balance that with professionalism. I think with teachers it can get even tricker because what you wear to an office isn't quite what you need, but you need to step beyond casual wear. Plus, you need to be able to move, be prepared for getting dirty and/or be outside, because with kids, you kneel; you stand; you jump; you make a mess inside and outside. I liked this because it walked the line of edgy and still grown-up.
This sweater is bold and graphic in a way that reminded me of Warhol's Campbell Soup prints or other modern art pieces. To further play up that graphic tone, I added the subtle black-on-black element of the bow-tie necklace, and echoed that black in the other accessories too (the belt and the bracelet). A banana sweater is not, necessarily something I'd have bought- but I loved it as a piece that I could rent. By "renting" I mean, of course, that it came from Le Tote. I've been really digging using them as a way to interject some novelty into my wardrobe these past few months. I can get things a bit more "out there" and try them out without actually having to pay to keep them.
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