I am a librarian who works with 6th, 7th and 8th graders so it is really, really important that I am on my A-game all the time! Middle-schoolers are merciless about mistakes. So, I have made it one of my #lifegoals to only wear clothes that are as comfortable as my pajamas. Really! It is important that I am comfortable if I want to not freak out.
I mean, when I am at home, I work in my pajamas as much as possible–in fact, I am totally in my pajamas right now! It is summer so…
Anyway, I wanted to share with you all that it is absolutely acceptable to want to be comfortable and is probably way better for your students and coworkers if you aren’t trapped in something that won’t let you squat down to the shelves without having to pick anything out of a spot it isn’t supposed to be. (On a side note, my library has windows to the main hallway all the way down the side so there is no chance to do anything discretely).
The point is, we can do our jobs more effectively if we are ready to move at a moments notice. I highly recommend Lularoe (perfect for a more casual place-also great because you can have theme leggings–I have origami ones for when I teach that unit to students!) and CAbi (here is a shameless plug for my good friend Susan) which is more workplace friendly although pricier but has the most luxurious soft pants and shirts. My current favorite is the Playsuit, it is a one piece jumper that is so soft AND it has pockets!
Please share in your comments if you have some comfy clothes that make you supremely happy while in the library, classroom or at work.