Seriously, help needed over here! I so want to make a good impression and actually feel good but I am lacking in both funds and ideas - I've just left a job I was in 10 years and I feel like I've been teaching in maternity wear for the last few of them - I am by normal clothes!
So, what do I MOST need to buy and any idea where from?
I'm a bit of a beanpole and I like colour, if that helps. Oh and I teach secondary not primary so I don't need to worry about crawling around on the floor (sorry primary teachers, I don't know if that's what you do but I assume you need more practical clothing than me!).
M&S is probably best place. Not expensive and not mad fashion. Next may have good basics, but either love it or hate it. Where did you normally shop before?
As teacher you must avoid New Look/Primark and Top Shop unless you are uber-cool as your pupils will recognise stuff. Buy plain and dress up with scarves/chunky cuffs. short bright skirt and dark tights look great on beanpole (lucky you). Have a nice haircut (and new lipstick if that's you) as helps look polished for new job.
Good luck, I'm saving up for dentist ATM, so no shopping!
I can't even remember where I used to shop before! Gap I think, and Monsoon when I could afford it (NOT now though!) and M&S and Next, H+M sometimes. I like the idea of doing the opaques and boots thing and dressing up basics. I'm starting to feel inspired...
I'm a 8/10 at the moment cs but look a bit too bony for my frame imo. Ebay is a great idea - I'd like to get stuff that won't fall apart after half a term so that might be a way of doing it!