My virtual teaching uniform: Athleisure and inspirational tees

Contrary to what people may be saying, the Covid-19 pandemic is still going on in full force. Luckily, I’m able to work from home (at least for this quarter) by teaching virtually. It’s extremely different from what we’re used to in elementary education and I feel like I’m working twice as hard, but there are some definite benefits to teaching from my bedroom. First and foremost is staying safe and healthy. But following close behind are the ability to control the temperature and being able to wear comfy clothes every day.

In today’s blog post, I want to chat about that last part — what I’ve been wearing during these first couple weeks of virtual teaching. Keep reading if you want to see some of my favorite comfy clothing options.

Leggings

Leggings are an absolute must in my virtual teaching wardrobe. To be honest, I’ve only worn “real pants” once since March (jeans on the day we distributed supplies to students) and I really never want to do it again.

I’ve always sworn by my Old Navy activewear leggings and I still love them, but I’ve recently discovered a new favorite pair of leggings.

I’m obsessed with these leggings from Aoxjox on Amazon. Somebody recommended these in my fitness group as a Gymshark dupe. I’ve never worn Gymshark leggings so I can’t speak to that, but oh my goodness are these leggings so comfy and soft! They’re perfect for sitting in my chair all day and for getting my workout in after my teaching day is done. I’ve bought them in three colors (so far) and I can’t recommend them enough!

Inspirational Graphic T-shirts

Fun graphic tees with a positive message are a staple in my teacher wardrobe whether I’m teaching virtually or in person. You can find teacher tees on all kinds of sites including Etsy, Teespring, Redbubble, and my favorite Tees To Your Door.

Personally, I’ve been loving some inspirational tees that are not teacher-specific. I picked up a number of great messages from SelfCareIsForEveryone (thanks Facebook ads).

Here are some I bought and I’ve been wearing:

I’ve also been rocking the tie dye “be kind” tees from Sunshine Sisters. Super cute!

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Plain T-shirts

If you’re not a graphic tee person, don’t worry, I still have recommendations for you! I honestly don’t buy plain colored tees from anywhere other than Target’s A New Day brand. Every shirt I’ve tried from the brand has been affordable, comfortable, and comfy, but I’ll link some of my favorites below! Target also usually has deals where there’s a discount if you buy more than one, which is always great for basics.

Accessories

When you can only see me from the chest up, I’m definitely not going to put any effort into shoes. So, I’ve been focusing my accessorizing energy on earrings and headbands.

I’ve been loving my earrings from the Etsy shop Kitten Karnage lately! She’s got so many fun designs (both appropriate for school and not) and I’ve been rocking my frogs, strawberries, Winnie the Pooh, and more.

If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, you’ve probably seen me in a variety of headbands in the last few months. I got a big pack of them on Amazon in all kinds of colors and patterns. They’re perfect accessories because they’re comfy (don’t squeeze my big head too much) and help hide slightly unwashed roots. (Listen, we’re really honest here.)

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Lastly, an accessory I’ve been wearing every single day I teach is over-ear wireless headphones. They make me feel official and they help block out all the other noise going on in the other rooms of my house. I bought cheap ones because I honestly don’t care all that much about audio quality and they have still made a big difference in my ability to focus on my virtual teaching!

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That’s about it for my virtual teaching wardrobe essentials! What have your work-from-home essentials been? Leave me a comment down below and let me know!

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