Help us find tops to wear under a suit!

Finding the right shirt to wear under a blazer or suit can be tricky, and was a source of stress when I was on the academic job market. A reader recently requested I do an updated round up–just in time for conference and interview season! Here are a few women’s tops that are perfectly unfussy under a blazer, and I would love to hear your recommendations!

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Do you ever do a dress rehearsal?

The other day on Instagram I asked if anyone else gets seasonal amnesia–meaning you totally forget what to wear when the weather changes, even though surely it’s been 60 degrees at some other point in your life before this and you managed to get dressed then. I decided to try something new this season and tried on all my fall outfits at once, just as a refresher. Here’s what I came up with.

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September recap! What have you been wearing lately?

If there is one guarantee in life it’s that the first month of fall semester flies by! Here’s what I’ve been wearing to campus!

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A month of reasonable professor work outfits: Week 4

It’s time to wrap up this month of business casual teaching outfits! As always, here is a week of outfits that are actually campus-friendly for women in academia. This week I tried to lean in to some early fall inspiration that can be layered later for additional warmth!

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A month of reasonable professor work outfits: Week 3

It’s week 3 of teaching outfit ideas! Now that we’re approaching early fall, I’m excited to break out some more casual layers for the classroom. Here’s what I would wear!

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A month of reasonable professor work outfits: Week 2

Here’s another week of what I wore as a university professor! I put together more easy fall outfits that you can wear in academia–as a professor, lecturer, or graduate teaching assistant!

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A month of reasonable professor work outfits: Week 1

It’s back to college season which means it’s time for another round of what to wear as a university professor or lecturer! Being a woman in academia can make this question feel both flexible and challenging–there’s no dress code for female professor style but what you wear to class can increase your comfort and confidence! So here’s my first week of outfit ideas to start the fall semester off right!

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