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AUTUMN / WINTER 2018
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Ashley Boston

The Teacher Dress Code

I’m Ashley, a fourth-year special education teacher and author of The Teacher Dress Code. It’s a teacher life and style blog that shares outfit and style ideas when living on a teacher’s salary while talking about what truly matters: personal growth, inclusion for all students, and our rollercoaster of a journey as teachers.

Lifestyle
SHOP CODIE

what do you love
about this shoe?

“Besides the incredible comfort, I absolutely love
how versatile the Codie trainer is. Codie is classy,
stylish, comfortable, and can be dressed up or
down. The sleek style makes for the perfect
pairing with a t-shirt dress and jean jacket
or jeans. It’s so hard to find a shoe that you feel
confident in throughout the entire school day.
I love that I am able to wear these shoes out at
break-time playing football with my students
and then head straight to a parent meeting
after school. ”

why is comfortable yet stylish
footwear needed for work?

“As teachers, we are on our feet almost the entire day.
Being able to find footwear that allows you to play
impromptu tag at break-time and then attend a local
education authority course after school can be challenging.
When a pair of shoes can be worn both professionally
and for fun that’s how you know you’ve found the
perfect shoes!”

what do you look for in a shoe
for teaching?

“The most important factor is comfort. Most teachers
I know don’t sit down for more than 45 minutes a day,
which is a generous estimate. Wearing comfortable
shoes is an absolute must for supporting a teacher’s
stamina and positive mindset. The last thing I want to
worry about is foot discomfort when I’m trying to
teach 3 different reading groups at once and manage
behavior all while remaining engaging and positive.”

how would you style this trainer
from school days to the weekend?

“The Codie trainer looks AMAZING with any pair of
leggings which happens to be my weekend uniform. I
love the athleisure trend! Pairing these trainers with
fun leggings and oversized sweatshirt makes for the
ideal outfit to run errands in, make lesson plans, or
binge watch Netflix on the sofa. These trainers are
truly something you can wear for any occasion.”

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How to wear it

Check out how Ashley styles the Codie with her favourite wardrobe staples.

Shop Codie

CLASSY CLASSROOM

HOW TO WEAR IT: CLASSIC CONFUSION

WEEKEND UNIFORM

HOW TO WEAR IT: FEMININE WILES