In honor of our Make Your Life Better contest I decided to give some personal style advice on the blog for the very first time! Not long ago we received an email from Caiti, a middle school teacher in her late twenties and an Emma Approved fashion blog fan, looking for advice on updating her wardrobe.
Her main concerns?
- Dressing maturely for work without falling into the boring teacher cliche.
- Celebrating her figure, and avoiding being frumpy, without being inappropriate at work
- Shopping on a teacher’s limited budget.
I completely understand your dilemma Caiti! Making good fashion choices is often all about finding a balance while still struggling to be an individual. You want your pieces to be affordable but well made, figure flattering but appropriate for work, fun and youthful but more mature as you enter your thirties. And though you asked for some summer staples, you want pieces that you can use year round, especially on a teaching budget. So I’ve come up with a few examples, currently available in your size, to help you on your way!