90s Teacher Outfit | 23 Must-Have Pieces for a 90s Inspired Teacher Style

This isn’t going to be the kind of article where you’ll find “stuck in the 90s” quote T shirts or anything. Although this Tee is awesome, we are going to get a little bit deeper than surface level quotes. 

My mom was a teacher in the 90's, and while I looked back on old photos, I was totally inspired to write this article. I also binged a bunch of 90's movies to get more outfit inspo for the last clothing line launch. 

I'm pretty happy about the outcome. It's a combo of a modern twist on a 90's inspired look, which is what's in style today. 

Today I will be sharing some cute 90's inspired retro outfits and designs that are totally worth making a part of your outfit rotation.

If you are just looking for the outfit ideas, be sure to scroll down for the juicy outfit inspo below👇 

How to dress for 90s day at school?

To dress for a 90's day at school, you'll want go for high waisted pants or a long skirt with a statement blouse and cardigan. Finish your look with accessories like a hair scrunchie and 90's block sandals.

Looking back at movies or photos from the 90's you'll find a common aesthetic across the board. Here is what is concluded: 

  • High-waisted pants: The 90s teacher outfit was all about high-waisted trousers. They were tailored and gave a polished look to the overall outfit. These trousers were often paired with a tucked-in blouse or a fitted sweater. 
  • Midi skirts: Another staple of the 90s teacher outfit was the midi skirt. These skirts were usually pleated or A-line and hit just below the knee. They were often paired with a button-down shirt or a cardigan.
  • Blouses with statement collars: The 90s were all about statement collars, and teachers totally embraced this trend wholeheartedly. Blouses with oversized collars or Peter Pan collars were a common sight in classrooms.
  • Sweater vests: Sweater vests were a popular layering piece in the 90s teacher outfit. They were worn over button-down shirts or turtlenecks, adding a bit of sophistication to the overall look.

How did accessories complete the 90s teacher outfit?

1. Chunky heels: Teachers in the 90s rocked chunky heels. These shoes were comfortable yet stylish, and they added a touch of height to the overall look. Mary Jane-style shoes were particularly popular.

2. Statement glasses: Oversized glasses were a must-have accessory for the 90s teacher outfit. These glasses not only served a functional purpose but also added a touch of geek-chic to the look if you know what I mean. 

3. Hair accessories: Teachers in the 90s loved to accessorize their hairstyles. Scrunchies, hair clips, and headbands were all the rage. These accessories added a playful and youthful vibe to the overall outfit.

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Perfect to incorporate into your 9ps teacher wardrobe rotation, Stay cozy and cheerful this season in the 90s inspired Songs About Rainbows Striped Sweater. This sweater is knit with an ivory bodice and bright, rainbow-striped sleeves.

The flattering crew neckline adds to its classic, timeless style. Enjoy the vibrant spirit of the rainbow all year long! 

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Babydoll, stripes and colorful. A super cute 90s inspired top! Our Circle Back Striped V-Neck Top is sure to make an impact!

It's made with effortless bulgari fabric and features a stylish variegated stripe pattern along with a v-neckline and tiered construction - perfect for adding a touch of 90s flair to your wardrobe. Could this be your new go-to favorite top?

What were the iconic fashion trends of the 90s?

90s fashion was pretty much known for its bold grunge style and the iconic movie  "Clueless" preppy style that we all pretty much know and love. 

But one style that stands out and doesn't get enough reputation is the iconic 90's teacher outfit.

It was a nice balanced combination of professional and trendy styles that made teachers look pretty chill. 

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Be comfortable and stylish with the Keep On Driving Checkered Cardigan! Checkered everything is a thing of the 90s and it’s back into play in the cutest way! 

This versatile layer is crafted from soft sweater knit and features a timeless tonal checkerboard pattern. With an open front, you'll stay warm and look great - no matter where the road takes you!

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For the dressier occasions, this beautiful black lace dress is giving 90s craft vibes and I’m living for it!

Dance the night away in our Midnight Waltz Midi Dress! With a luxurious square neckline, romantic flutter sleeve, and exquisite swiss dot tulle overlay, you’ll feel like you’re floating!

The smocked elastic bodice and tiered skirt are finished off with a glamorous ruffle detail that will make you feel gorgeous. Let the evening begin!

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Feel powerful and stylish in our Denim And Pearls Denim Jacket! This unique piece is crafted from washed out black denim and adorned with pearl trim for an edgy, yet glamorous look.

The boxy fit is both comfortable and flattering, making it the perfect 90s look to elevate any outfit. Make a statement and shop yours today!

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As a teacher, you are busy & and at some point will need to pull your hair out of the way.

Nothing says 90s style more than a cute scrunchy! Even the name gets me! 

The Jumbo Silk Scrunchies Set of Three are the ultimate hair accessory for all hair types!

These scrunchies are made from soft silk fabric to protect your hair from creases, breakage and damage. With three colors to choose from - black, khaki, and cream - you'll have the perfect match for any outfit.

These luxurious jumbo scrunchies are perfect for creating effortless, chic hairstyles that are sure to turn heads.

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Be completely justified in your love for the stylish Completely Justified Jumpsuit. Comfy, easy to move around in and minimal. 

Featuring a faux wrap, surplice front, and wide leg for a flattering fit, this jumpsuit is also perfect for current jumpsuit trend.

With pockets for your essentials, you can embrace your style while feeling comfortable and confident!

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This whole outfit screams 90s inspired. Take a look here. I’ve paired a short cardigan along with straight leg jeans and platform heels. This is a perfect 90s look styled in a modern and fresh way. 

Brighten up your wardrobe with this Fresh As A Daisy cardigan!

The soft sweater knit and classic v-neckline make it a cozy choice, while the sweet daisy pattern gives it a fresh, cheerful look.

Button it up and enjoy a touch of personality and pizzazz with every outfit!

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Back in the 90s you may have encountered the Paisley bandanna blouse & satin slip dresses & button down shirts.

This is a modern twist on these looks, completely refreshed but utterly inspired. Perfect to incorporate into your 90s wardrobe rotation. 

Make a fashion statement with the Along For the Ride Paisley Print Button Down Blouse! Cut from soft poly satin, this collared blouse features a vibrant paisley print in warm tones.

Make your look complete with the double button sleeve cuff, and be prepared to look and feel your best!

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Look stylish while staying cozy in this Skip and A Hop Rainbow Sleeve Half Zip Hoodie.

Made with a heathered french terry body and soft ombre muted rainbow stripe sleeves, this half zip hoodie features a kangaroo pocket for your convenience.

Get ready to show off your bold look and add a splash of color to your outfit.

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Let your style blossom with the Mild Moments Pleat Detail Top.

Crafted with lightweight crinkled fabric and a pleated neckline, this easy fit blouse offers a structured yet comfortable fit.

Plus, the dolman sleeve design creates a unique silhouette that won't go unnoticed.

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Stay cozy in style with this one-of-a-kind Make Your Own Kind of Music Rainbow Sweater.

Boasting a beautiful ombre rainbow stripe, this chunky loose ribbed knit, soft sweater will have you singing in pure bliss.

The drop shoulder design ensures all-day comfort and effortless style.

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Pinstripes were everywhere and everything in the 90s. So take advantage with this pretty little number.

Make a statement with the Making a Point Pinstripe Dress! Featuring an eye-catching seersucker pinstripe pattern, this summery dress offers a scoop neckline and a smocked elastic bodice — and you can choose to wear it on or off the shoulder for a flirty look.

With its cute classic style, be sure you're dressed to impress!

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Feel your best in these Sybil High Rise Frayed Hem 90's Straight Jeans from Judy Blue.

Crafted from garment-dyed fabric for a timeless look, they have a mid to high rise fit with a raw, frayed hem and a throwback 90's straight cut.

With a distinctive, rich coca brown color, you'll want to wear them all season long!

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Look your best in this gorgeous Start Your Engines Checkered Midi Skirt! Totally cute and giving 90s vibes! 

Cut from a warm and comfortable sweater knit, this slim fit midi length skirt is adorned with a stunning coffee and cream checkered print. Get ready to stand out!

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Experience the charm of our No Time Like The Present cardigan! Made from confetti chenille, this beautiful longline piece has an open front and pockets to keep you cozy and fabulous.

You'll love the feeling of slipping into this dreamy garment. Embrace effortless style and look amazing no matter the day!

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Introducing the I Want You Back Linen Blend Shortalls: lightweight and comfortable, while still offering that classic bib front look and adjustable straps to create the perfect fit.

Forget about needing to sacrifice style for comfort - these shortalls have you covered. You'll be sure to love them!

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Feel inspired in our When in Doubt Striped Sweater!

Enjoy classic black and white stripes hugging a lightweight sweater knit, perfect for styling with any of your favorite trends. What look will you create today?

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Snuggle into style with this Love That For Us Striped Sweater.

Crafted from a lightweight slub sweater knit, this rainbow striped piece is the perfect easy transitional layer.

Cozy warmth meets bold fashion - what's not to love?!

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Be bold in your style this season with the What's Your Story Striped Cardigan.

Crafted from a soft, sweater knit fabric, this open front cardigan is designed with a bold stripe that's sure to make an impression.

Dare to stand out and tell your story wherever you go!

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This Day Date Ruffle Sleeved Blouse is designed to add a touch of sophistication to any look.

With its soft off-white hue, collared shape and detailed ruffle sleeves, it’s the perfect blend of chic and modern.

Boasting a button-front closure, it helps you achieve a beautiful and effortless look. 

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Early 90s looks often incorporated oversized colorful color blocking shirts & loose fit denim jeans. Boldly express your style with the Color Me Cool Color Block Top!

It features a classic v-neckline with a vibrant color-blocked combination of royal blue, light blue, and hot pink.

The relaxed fit and collared neckline complete the look, giving you a chic piece you’ll love to show off everywhere!

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Feel the southern breeze in the Carolina in My Mind Maxi Dress!

This lightweight denim dress features a smocked bustline with an adjustable cinch tie for comfort and a flattering A-line silhouette.

With its midi length, you'll look and feel relaxed and beautiful no matter the occasion. What are you waiting for? Get this dress and feel the sunshine!

How can you recreate the 90s teacher outfit today?

1. Start with high-waisted trousers or a midi skirt as the foundation of your outfit

2. Pair it with a blouse featuring a statement collar or a sweater vest 

3. Complete the look with chunky block heels and oversized glasses

4. Don't forget to add some fun hair accessories like scrunchies and hair clips

You can also copy any of the outfits above and add some 90's flair to your adornment collection. 

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