Maroon and Plaid

Since I work full time (and go to grad school), most of my outfits lately have been geared for that setting.  I enjoy picking out my outfits the night before work so that I don’t have to think about it much in the morning.  There is just something about being organized and ready for the next day that eases my mind.  It helps me to stress less about the workday (or workweek) ahead.  Not to mention, my mind doesn’t tend to work well before I have a cup of coffee!

For work, my daily uniform consists of comfortable dresses or comfortable pants and a cute top.  I try to find a balance between being comfy, looking cute, and looking professional.  Being a twenty-something and teaching is sometimes difficult because I don’t want to look like my high school students, yet I also follow current trends (like they often do).  

Also, being on your feet all day can be tough.   I know that many professions involve a lot of standing and walking, but let me tell you, I almost never sit down.  Or pee.  Or eat.  Any other teachers feel me?

These shoes are actually really comfortable and perfect for work.  Block heels or flats would work well too! Basically, my outfits need to be functional in order for me to even consider it for work.

One of my go-to outfits is a skirt and a top.  It’s easy, cute, and put together.  Recently, Express has been one of my favorite places to shop for work clothes.  I just feel that Express has the style of clothing for someone my age and is just what I am looking for.  I’m not ashamed to say that I have both the skirt and this top in more than one color – I love them both so much!  For fall, I love wearing maroon because it is so pretty (and is also one of my college colors – go ASU!).  

What do you like to wear to work?  Comment below!

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Shop the look:

Top – Express

Skirt – Express

Shoes – Candie’s (Similar here and here)

Necklace – J. Crew (Similar here, here, and here)

Earrings – Kate Spade

Handbag – New York and Company (Similar here and here)

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