EDUCATION

How To Wear Jeans To School And Still Look Professional

The school do not have to be a denim free zone. If you like wearing jeans, you will love our tips on how to wear jeans to work.

Quite a number of classrooms have, at a minimum, a casual Friday where wearing jeans is encouraged.

More and more classrooms, however, are embracing the spirit of permitting their teachers to wear jeans to work almost every day.

In most cases you are still expected to look like a professional despite the casual allure of denim.

Jeans For School

In this post, we show you how to wear jeans in a professional (and stylish) manner without looking like you’re leading a meeting wearing your leisure Sunday best.

Are Jeans School Casual?

A school casual dress code may sound like a dream as you get to wear more casual pieces to the classroom.

But, it can just lead to confusion as what is acceptable varies from job to job and workplace to workplace.

One thing is clear is that business casual doesn’t mean wearing a t-shirt, sneakers and jeans. Nor does it mean a full, matching suit and high heels.

Instead, business casual attire falls somewhere between.

I think, you as a teacher, you can definitely wear jeans in a way to meet the school casual dress code.

5 Quick Rules For Wearing Jeans To Work

If you want to wear jeans to work, keep these guidelines in mind.

  1. A Darker Rinse Looks More Professional

A darker rinse jean is considered to be the standard for a more professional denim look.

Denim with a lighter wash is considered to carry a more casual tone that might not be suitable .

Choose darker blue and black hues for a more professional look.

  1. Shoes Matter

To keep the look pulled together and professional, veer towards the direction of shoes you might otherwise wear at the classroom.

Think structured pumps, professional looking wedges, and well fitting flats.

We recommend,  steer away from sneakers and anything which looks too casual. However, the final choice is yours.

  1. Pull It All Together With A Great Blazer

A tailored blazer that fits well is exactly what is needed to take a casual pair of jeans to the next level.

Do not just think you have to stick to the basic black blazer.

Depending on how much freedom you have in regards to sartorial creativity, experiment with different colors and lengths for a look that is unique, chic, and still acceptable for professional norms.

  1. Keep It Clean

No matter how hard you try, quite distressed denim cannot be upgraded to a very professional look.

The intrinsic nature of torn and shredded denim does not translate well to a professional look. There are some exceptions of course, especially for those who work in creative industries.

You could try a trouser jeans style with a crease in the middle for a look which combines the feel of pants and jeans.

  1. Make It Tailor Made

Make sure the jeans you select fit well. Whether you go with a trouser cut or skinny jeans, make sure they fit you well (note: are not too tight OR too loose) and are the appropriate hem.

Tops And Blouses To Wear With Your Formal Jeans For Work

If you’re wearing jeans for work, you want to make sure that the top you choose elevates your style from the casual to the professional.

So, veer away from t-shirts and, instead, opt for classic white shirts, pussy bow or formal blouses and tops in luxe material.

You could also wear a dress over your jeans to create a different look. Tops And Blouses To Wear With Your Formal Jeans For Work

If you’re wearing jeans for work, you want to make sure that the top you choose elevates your style from the casual to the professional.

So, veer away from t-shirts and, instead, opt for classic white shirts, pussy bow or formal blouses and tops in luxe material.

You could also wear a dress over your jeans to create a different look.

Blazers To Wear With Your Women’s Work Jeans

As mentioned in my top 5 tips, a blazer is your best friend when it comes to styling your jeans for work.

You could opt for classic black, or you could add a pop of color or choose an on-trend print.

Another good option with your jeans is a sleeveless jacket, which you layer over your shirt or blouse.

Shoes To Wear With Your Best Work Jeans

Keep your shoe choices formal when it comes to workwear.

So, opt for pumps, stylish booties, pointed flats or loafers. The key is not to deviate from the shoe choice you would usually have made for work if you were wearing a skirt or pants rather than jeans.

Accessories To Wear With Your Jeans And Business Casual Outfits

Your accessories will also help to raise your jeans a style notch so that they are work appropriate.

Carry a formal satchel or tote bag and add a chic scarf or necklace.

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