As I am now working from home my working wardrobe is sometimes sweatpants and a hoodie or leggings, with a dress over and a cardigan. When I was teaching in the Sixth Form in the UK some of the Lecturers were overly smart and others more casual. I was one of the more casual members of staff as teaching Art and Design I ran the high risk of getting oil paints or fabric dyes on my clothes. I also needed to be ok with getting dirty, with the materials or making displays from dusty old objects. I did have an apron but still managed to get paint on myself most days!
So a pencil skirt with a suit jacket was never going to allow me to do my job and I opted for leggings with boots (covered shoes or boots a MUST when moving heavy easels and portfolios!) with dresses or long sweaters over the top.
To further expand my teaching career I have started a TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and have started to think about a working wardrobe once again.
Looking to Pinterest for inspiration here are a few items I think would be essential for a my new TEFL teaching wardrobe (I was surfing Pinterest looking for images instead of starting my first assignment - a great use of my time!)....