I wore this outfit to class yesterday. We discussed finding and using supporting materials. When I woke up it was gloomy and rainy and I used that to guide me in getting dressed. It was a little chilly, hence the need for a jacket and a scarf. The scarf is serving mostly as an accessory, it wasn’t that cold.
I know, you are probably gasping to yourself thinking, “Are you allowed to wear jeans?!?” Well, yes. The only real requirement is that I come to class clothed. The other “rules” are somewhat self-imposed. (Remember last week when I lectured on dressing for the occasion?) But, every once in a while I think that it is good to remind my students that, like them, I am a multi-faceted person who is more than just the clothes that I wear.
Underneath the gray peacoat and scarf I wore a pink, brown, and cream plaid button-up and a slouchy brown boyfriend cardigan. I fastened my large-faced watch over the sleeve of my cardigan for easy viewing–it is important that I manage my time well during class.
Although this outfit may not scream “TEACHER!” it is still pulled-together and appropriate. Besides, I told my students all about how they can use contrasts and comparisons to help the audience understand their topic better. This outfit is an example of a comparison–in this outfit I look more like them than different from them. On Wednesday, I will wear a contrasting outfit– or one that makes me look less like them. Stay tuned.