When I started substitute teaching on a regular basis I found that I was “dressing like the first day” every day. I believe that high school students take a teacher more seriously when they’re dressed more professionally (see my thoughts on that here) so on the first day of school I always dress very professionally. When you’re subbing, you see students for the first time each day. So, I wore my “I mean business” work pants to match my “I mean business” attitude.
In the fall when I started subbing more frequently, I started adding more “professional” clothing to my wardrobe. As I am looking back through my closet, starting to think of day-to-day subbing again, I realize that the Worthington brand from JCPenney fills the professional-wear side of my wardrobe. Not only are they great quality, but they are frequently on sale. The classic dress pants I’m wearing in this post will always stay in style and the Worthington crewneck sweaters and collared shirts can be mixed and matched to make endless combinations.
Though I wouldn’t consider this outfit incredibly creative, it’s a great example of how I combine these classic pieces to create a professional work outfit.
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Worthington White Collared Shirt, JCPenney.
Worthington Modern Fit Trousers, JCPenney. More colors of Worthington Modern Fit Trousers and in the widget below.
Vince Camuto Black Patent Leather Pumps, Nordstrom Rack. More in widget.
MG Collection Quilted Tassel Purse, Amazon.
Faux Pearl Earrings, Forever21.
Crystal Statement Necklace, Shinymix.com. Love this Sugarfix by Baublebar Statement Bib and this Sugarfix by Baublebar Floral Necklace.
Michael Kors Two-Tone Darci Watch, Areatrends.com. More options in widget below.
Regal Jewelry Cable Cuffs, Zulily. Similar in widget.
Baublebar Mason Ring, Nordstrom.
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