Yay, I went back to work! Fortunately I have two classes who are on internships right now otherwise I don’t think I would physically be able to do it yet. But so far it’s been good, if a little tiring. It also pushed me to go out and buy a couple of things to wear to work this past weekend in keeping with a “work uniform” I instigated for myself in May.
Do any other working women, or more particularly teachers, have this problem? The clothes I can wear to work are extremely restricted by a couple of things:
- I sweat almost immediately in anything I wear in class if it’s even slightly un-breathable or sweater-like. Anything clingy will stink after about thirty minutes of work. (Just being honest here. I also wear extra strength deodorant because of work.)
- I can’t wear anything with cleavage. Well, I guess I could, but I prefer to avoid it.
Anything that doesn’t fit these criteria may have made its way to work with me over the past couple of years, but it never lasted.
Otherwise, I generally would prefer for my students not to fixate at all on what I’m wearing or even notice what I wear from week to week. I like to look neutral and professional and stylish, to be comfortable, and here’s the kicker: not have to think about what to wear in the morning.
So now I limit myself to breathable, loose tops in black, white, navy, or gray, dark pants, and a neutral colored cardigan. (I also have a collection of camisoles to allow me to wear all the slightly transparent stuff that’s in.) IT’S MAGICAL. But I needed more of those things so I went out Saturday to stock up a little.
What about everyone else? What are your work clothes like?