My first day as an NQT at a brand new school was a PD day. No one told me what to wear on a so I turned up looking extremely professional: smart black trousers, red blouse and heels. Everyone else was wearing jeans and t-shirts…. I felt so embarrassed! Why had my PGCE not taught me what to wear for a PD day??? Why had no one at my new school thought to tell me it was casual dress??? Why hadn’t I asked what the dress code would be??? The truth is that I thought about asking what the dress code was, but I was too scared it was a stupid question. Spoiler – it isn’t. I want to make sure no one goes through the same horrible feeling on their first day so I put together this simple outfit that would look great regardless of whether everyone else is wearing smart clothes or their scruffs.

The best thing about this outfit is that everyone probably has similar pieces in their wardrobes that they can wear even if they don’t have the exact things and they will still look fantastic.

Here’s a list of items in this outfit:

Shoes – Primark £5

Plain black tights – Tesco £7 for 2 pairs

Dress – Amazon £69.99 £11.41

I’d love to see pictures of your PD day outfits in the comments!

We can survive teaching together!