Wednesday's Wardrobe: Head of the Class

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm teaching a college course this fall in the mornings before heading into the office for a full day of work. Needless to say, the wardrobe requirements for the classroom is quite different when you move from behind the desk to in front of the class. I need to look professional while also sporting clothes I can be comfortable in for 14-15 hour days.  I have been relying heavily on breezy skirts, breathable tanks and layering pieces like cardigans and blazers...and flat shoes.  I have been so nervous lecturing my legs have been shaky so I'm too afraid to sport heels.

For meetings at both school and work:
Sweater - Anthropologie, Scarf - Nordstrom, Dress - GAP, Shoes - Sofft via Nordstrom, Earrings - Laila Rowe

First Day of School! 
Blazer - Old Navy, Shirt - Ann Taylor Loft, Skirt- Penguin brand via Loehmans, Shoes - Old Navy, Necklace - Eastern Market, Earrings - Gift
So excited to be teaching!

Lecturing on a hot pre-holiday weekend Friday:
Sweater - Ann Taylor Loft, Shirt-Anthropologie, Skirt - Marshalls, Shoes - Steve Madden, Scarf - Nordstrom, Necklace - Ann Taylor Loft

Have you ever taught a lecture or a course or even given a presentation?  What wardrobe staples do you rely on?


Style Journey said...

You picked some stylish outfits! Speaking in front of people is scary, but I just take a deep breath and pretend I am really confident even when I am shaking in my shoes, lol :) Heather

Elle Sees said...

yes I have. I relied on the pieces that I could mix and match and build my wardrobe

Jayme and Mendi said...

Teaching before going to work...go on girl!! That's awesome! I think you have the outfits under control. You look great!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Tiffany Auerbach said...

WOW teaching before going to your day job?? that takes a lot! great outfits though, LOVE those metallic capped flats in your last pictures :)

Elana said...

I wish you were teaching my classes, all these looks are so cute! And you look like you're just having so much fun in them. Good luck teaching!

silvergirl said...

love that you posted your first day of school outfit
that was such a traumatic decision back in the day

Krystal said...

these are great outfits for both venues! and ok, those are long days.

Priya said...

These are great looks Cara! I especially love the leopard print scarf and that silver necklace! Whenever I present I try and wear something comfortable but still fab, so I feel confident. Also something that's good as is- so I don't have to keep adjusting! You look great!

perfectly priya

Clare C. Whitaker said...

You look GREAT and I am totally crushing on your leopard scarf...what a classic staple! I hope you're having a great week, if you have time I'd love for you to stop by Twirling Clare to enter my giveaway from Brighthouse Baubles. The winner will be announced on Friday!
Twirling Clare

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