Yes, it is time…whether you jump for joy at the start of school or cringe at the sound of the bell, Labor Day signifies the end of summer and the start of the school year. So much focus is typically put onto our children, but I want spotlight the unsung heroes: the fantastic teachers who instill the love of learning into today’s youth.
These dedicated men and women are individuals in their own right, very busy, and have their own sense of style. Dressing in the morning can be a mad rush and, unless you lay out your outfits out the night before like your mama told you, a shot in the dark. But for this young teacher, Monica, style is as fundamental as the three R’s!
As Monica says:
I like to follow new trends and wear them at work! I have no fears trying a new trend and trusting my instinct on what looks right. I definitely always wear things that are comfortable, particularly shoes since I am on my feet all day, and either pants or long dresses…I have to sit on the carpet a lot as I’m working with the kids. But I love the impracticality of some fashion statements and will still wear those as a teacher, such as platforms, chokers, and overalls that came back in style!
The typical uniform includes pants, a cute top, and a sweater. Layering can be key when spending time in air conditioning then outside in the sun or snow, depending upon the season. This sweater by Mystree ($81) is comfortable and cozy. The blocked colors on the wristband and hemline add color, depth, and nice detail. It is the perfect throw-on-and-go sweater!
You need your pencils, notebooks, binders, and an easy dress! This dress by Glam ($90) is so wearable you will reach for it again and again! Perfect for school and the weekends, it also travels and packs well. Monica shows her trendsetting inspiration by pulling on a pair of suede and snakeskin athlesiure shoes by Johnston Murphy ($148).
This top by Glam ($68) is a fabulous everyday piece that transitions easily to date night. The pants add the perfect coverage and comfort for circle time. How does Monica follow her love of trends? By adding statement earrings!
My children have been lucky to have Monica as one of their early educators. Her sense of style and grace as she teaches a gaggle of elementary students is admirable and everyone at Kiskadee wishes her a wonderful 2017-2018 school year!
Looking for a killer cocktail number for the latest party? Shoes for running around town? Eye-catching separates for lunch at Cheesetique? Kiskadee has you covered. A favorite destination in the heart of Del Ray, shopping this boutique is akin to browsing your friend's lust-worthy closet. Kiskadee is fun, flirty and full of original designers,a ll presented to you with a focus on personal service. You will always be welcomed by a friendly face, eager to assist!
2205 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301