Pencil Skirts: A Teacher's Best Friend

Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin from Teach. Inspire. Change., and I am so happy to be guest blogging for Kathie today! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have a passion for fashion - especially teacher fashion. There's just something about those pencil skirts and cardigans ;)
The reason I say pencil skirts are a teacher's best friend is because they are comfortable and incredibly professional at the same time. I may rock some boats by saying this, but I really believe that appearance in the classroom is extremely important. I know we want to be comfortable and not dress up every, single day. BUT there is really something to be said about looking and dressing professionally (even when you don't want to). Unfortunately, people make judgements of us based solely on appearance. So I believe that you should always want to put your best foot forward.

Many of you have asked me in the past where I get my pencil skirts from, and the answer is really simple: wherever they are on sale! One of my absolute favorite skirts is from Target and was right around $15 or so. Mostly, I look to J. Crew, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Loft, Target, and Old Navy. And I must say, you should never pay full-price for something unless you absolutely have to have it and cannot go another day living without it. Clothes are marked up at such an exorbitant amount that I simply can't get myself to pay full-price for something. Trust me on this! Of all the places I listed above, Loft has the best sales!!

Anyhow, here are some of my favorite teacher pencil skirt outfits. Hopefully they inspire you for some back to school fashion! I also share my favorite looks on my Pinterest, so make sure to stop on by there for some excellent inspiration!
Sweater: J. Crew
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Earth Brands
Chambray: Anthropologie
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Old so I have no clue where they are from
Scarf: Anthropologie
Sweater: Boutique
Skirt: Loft
Tights & Shoes: Old Navy
Shawl: Anthropologie
Top & Skirt: Loft
Shoes: Nordstrom
Isn't my constant companion, Huck, just the cutest little bunny? Love that dog :) I'd love for you to share some of your back to school fashion with me! Post your cute outfits to IG and use #backtoschoolfashion so I can see what you're styling!


  1. I completely agree that looking your best is so important! It can be done in SO many ways. It drives me nuts when teachers dress sloppy. Thanks for sharing your adorable looks, Caitlin! I've been a IG follower of yours for a while.

    1. It's so tempting to dress solely for comfort (I'm guilty!), but Caitlin is always so stinkin' cute!! Very professional & she does it on a teacher budget! :)