Summer is sadly ending before long, and many of you might be returning to school. Children aren’t the only ones returning to school; teachers are also gearing up to start the new school year. I wear jeans all the time for relaxing, but today I’m going to show you how to elevate the look for the workplace.
Fall is probably my favorite time of the year for fashion. I love falls rich colors, layering clothing, boots, and wearing jeans, jeans, and more jeans.
Sometimes you want to be comfortable and wear jeans, but you also need to look polished and professional. Adding a blazer to a pair of jeans can create the polished look you want. Blazers are trending this fall, especially oversized men’s blazers. You might notice that this year’s blazers are relaxed looking, longer in length, and the sleeves might even be longer than you are used to wearing. The Houndstooth Check Blazer I’m wearing has a tailored fit, so it isn’t as relaxed as some blazers I’ve tried. I also found that this blazer runs a little small; I needed to have sized up to a large instead of the medium I’m styling. I want to ensure that I can wear the blazer with heavier sweaters once the weather is cooler. This quality blazer is lined, but it might be out of the price range for some teachers. So, I’ll include others below that are just as professional looking but a bit more price friendly.
I love wearing tanks, vests, and sleeveless tops with jackets and blazers. Since you don’t have sleeves, you don’t have to worry about them bunching under the jacket. This neutral Waffle Knit Sweater Vest is another trending fall item that can be worn with almost anything. Wear it over a button-up shirt, wide-leg pants, or a flowy skirt; it is a versatile wardrobe essential. This vest is limited in size, but this cable knit vest will give you the same look.
An outfit isn’t finished if you don’t add accessories! They are the icing on the cake, giving any outfit a finished look. I love jewelry from Kendra Scott, and did you know that you can purchase it from Nordstrom, which saves on shipping? Here are a few of my favorite pieces that I often wear.
For Valentine’s Day, my husband got me a Brahmin handbag. Well, actually, I bought the bag for him and said it was from him. Lol! I saved him the agony of picking out the perfect gift, so we were both happy, especially ME! I’m carrying the Brahmin Finley Small Croc Embossed Leather Satchel, and I LOVE the quality and workmanship of this special bag.
Legs that look long and lean; that’s the look I’m looking for when I try on jeans. I love wearing dark and medium wash jeans in fall, while I like light wash jeans in summer. Dark wash jeans look more polished and professional, so I will always choose them if I want to be dressier. These Vintage Flare Jeans by Madewell are universally flattering for most body types. The flare helps to balance out your upper body, and since they fit slim through the thighs, your legs look long and lean. These jeans have a higher waist than I’m used to, and the fabric is heavier without a lot of stretch. I’m wearing a size 29, so I think they run pretty TTS.
I usually wear pointy-toe shoes or boots with my flare jeans, but I wanted to style a pair of shoes that you could wear if you were on your feet all day. I’ve heard great things about Sofft shoes, so I ordered the Nevara Leather Loafer in black. These loafers have a 1 1/2″ heel and a cushioned footbed and seemed comfortable from the small amount of walking I did with them. I ordered my regular size, and they fit fine, but if I want to wear socks with them, I would need to size up a half size.
Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns; it is super convenient. I love trying on clothing in the privacy of my home, but I hate paying for shipping and returns. That is one reason I love shopping at Nordstrom; it never costs me anything to try new clothing styles. Nordstrom offers BOPUS (Buy Online Pick Up in Store) and contactless curbside pickup options.
Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective sponsored this post, and I will receive compensation, but the opinions expressed are my own.