OKAY. So when I first started doing observation hours in college, I always wore pants. Black slacks, gray slacks, khakis, and jeans on days we were allowed. Pants were easier to move around in, and I have so many shirts that I never had an issue matching a cute top with one of the pairs of pants.
Then one day, the unthinkable happened- my alarm didn't go off.
Ensue panic. I leaped out of bed, and in true female fashion, managed to brush my teeth, throw my hair up in a pony tail, and started doing my make-up pretty much at the same time. I raced out of my bathroom and ran to my closet; alas, all my pants were dirty and my shirts needed to be ironed. Without thinking twice, I grabbed a dress, threw it on, slipped on a pair of sandals, and raced out the door.
Since then, I've never looked back.
I was in a kindergarten classroom for my last two semesters, and spent a lot of time sitting criss cross on the floor doing reading groups, circle time, stations, etc. I always felt like dresses would be too hard to maneuver in working with the little ones. Boy, was I wrong. Dresses are so much easier, not to mention a blast to style and work great when you want that extra the minutes of sleep. I can throw on a jacket or cute scarf in the winter, or style it with cute jewelry and sandals in the summer time. I almost never have to iron them, and I don't have to spend ten minutes trying to find a shirt to match the pants. And when I'm bloated? True lifesaver.
I found this dress on Red Dress Boutique, and lemme tell you, I fell in LOVE. The length is long enough that I don't feel uncomfortable, but not too long where it makes me look shorter than my already short 5'2" frame. The pattern is so fun, too! I think this will be my Back to School outfit!
What are your classroom go-to outfits? Don't be afraid to make that classroom your runway!