Teacher Capsule Wardrobe for Fall + Outfit Ideas
I’m a former elementary school teacher, and I know how stressful it can be to choose an outfit each morning. Teacher work days often start before 8am, and who has time to fumble with ill-fitting or mismatched clothes when you are in a hurry!
Aside from choosing outfits the night before, which is something I always did and found to be very helpful, teachers (and anyone who works in the business casual world) should have a capsule wardrobe.
What’s a Capsule Wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe consists of a small selection of basic, classic pieces that can easily be mixed and matched to create many different outfits.
Sometimes, capsule wardrobes contain seasonal accessories and statement jewelry pieces, but for the purposes of this teacher capsule wardrobe for fall, I kept the jewelry simple and minimal. You most likely already own simple gold-toned jewelry pieces.
If you need weekend outfit inspo or currently don’t work outside of the home, here is a casual chic fall capsule wardrobe completely from Amazon.
Teacher Capsule Wardrobe for Fall
I live for neutral colors, but if you are more into bright clothing, you can adjust this capsule wardrobe to suit your style tastes. Remember to stick with one color palette, so that you can easily interchange pieces to create different outfits.
In this capsule wardrobe, you find:
- multiple midi dresses and a knee-length shirt dress
- different colored trousers
- neutral midi skirt
- black and cream cardigans in different lengths
- basic black form-fitting top to wear alone or layered
- button-up blouse with pretty details
- chunky striped sweater
- mixed-media blouse with puff sleeves (elevated basic)
- high-quality tote bag (You could also add in a second black carryall.)
- shoes: loafers, chunky heels, lace-up boots, platform sandals
- gold-toned jewelry (I provided examples, but you may already have some of your favorite jewelry or have a go-to jewelry brand. I like Gorjana and Baublebar.)
Because I chose neutral pieces for this capsule wardrobe, you will find it easy to mix and match and create beautiful outfits.
Below, I give you some outfit inspiration to get you started!
Teacher Outfit Ideas Using a Capsule Wardrobe
This black dress is essential to your capsule wardrobe!
If green isn’t your thing, this blouse comes in 6 other colors.
Wear this chambray dress during any season. You can also wear it alone!
This look is simple and chic. Wear the sweater as is or front tuck a portion into your trousers.
The long lines of this outfit flatter any body type.
Style tip: Front tuck a portion of the sweater into the maxi skirt for a more tailored appearance.
Look classically polished in this stylish black and brown ensemble.
I’d wear this outfit as is, but if you desire a pop of color, you can for sure switch out the gold-toned accessories for bolder and brighter ones.
Note: This dress does NOT come with the belt. Here is a case where you may want to swap the brown tote for a black one. See how I wore this dress below.
Shop Fall Teacher Capsule Wardrobe Items
Final Thoughts on Teacher Capsule Wardrobe for Fall
Simplify your already busy life by investing in a curated capsule wardrobe. You will always have something to wear, because you can easily interchange the pieces to create endless outfits.
Switch out the neutral accessories for fun, bright earrings and necklaces if you like a little more color. Just be careful not to pile on too many at once.
Add in an extra tote bag if you get bored easily. (Although when I switch out my purses, I almost always forget something and feel super disorganized.)
Lastly, watch your proportions. I generally don’t like to wear shorter cardigans over longer dresses because it breaks up my figure.
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