Most of us are back to work this week for mandated ‘Before School Starts PD’.
My PD starts on Tuesday and runs for the whole week.
Although I am looking forward to the new year, the thought of sitting in the staffroom for 8 hours a day will be taxing after having such a great break.
But I am looking forward to planning my Professional Development wardrobe for these 4 days.
Is there such a thing as a Professional Development Wardrobe? Yes.
Because the kids aren’t back til the following week, you can wear certain items of clothing that you normally wouldn’t wear to school.
But there are some rules.
Just because the kids aren’t around, doesn’t mean that you can slip on the stilettos and break out the boobtube.
REMEMBER: this is still your workplace and your admin team are there.
As these PD days will be very draining, my tip is to plan your outfits now.
So what do you wear?
An outfit that is comfortable
Chances are you will be sitting down for most of the day. So make sure whatever you wear you will be comfortable to sit for a long duration.
Shorts are fine as long as they aren’t too short.
Something fun and bright
You are still sort of on Summer holidays, so why not dress like it. Wear your pieces that you have been for the last few weeks. This is a good way to slowly depart from holiday mode and back to reality – as long as not too beachy.
I know this isn’t bright but it is the dress of the Summer. Check out Nikki’s post from Styling you about Black Off the Shoulder Dresses in Summer – here.
Flats, Espadrilles, Sneakers or a Mid Heel
Now this is a personal preference, but leave the thongs at home. I’m not a huge fan of thongs in the workplace at anytime. There are so many options these days, we are really spoilt for choice.
Add some No Nos for PD Days
- Boobtube/revealing tops
- Super short skirts/shorts
- Tights as pants
What will you be wearing for your PD days?
I’d love to see what you wear for your PD day. Take a pic and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tag me on Instagram.