The school I'm going to next year has a business casual dress code. I don't dress very classy at all, so I need help figuring out what to do. I mainly wear jeans and a tee-shirt/sweater. That is what everyone around here wears, and the dress code says no jeans. It also does not allow tee shirts, skirts above the thigh when seated, leggings, tight pants, anything with logos. I'm pretty sure I'll have to buy new clothes. What can I wear that I can find for cheap and is 'business casual'? If possible, please also give teenager oriented ideas, I don't want to look too professional; it is a school. Thanks!
I think khaki pants, black dress pants, and long skirts/dresses for bottoms... a navy blazer with a khaki shirt is cute :)
I would start with what you have in your closet and seeing how many "outfits" you can create and then go from there... slowly updating your wardrobe as time goes on (especially after you've been there and see what others wear... maybe you could survive until Labor Day and shop the labor day weekend sales).
If you don't want to look professional, then a school with precisely that requirement (nothing else "business casual" means) is probably the wrong place... I suggest quiet colours and low-contrast combinations. Keep skirts at an appropriate length (never show things as a rule of thumb). When wearing pants, always wear socks long enough to cover the parts that might be visible when you sit.
Well church or choir pants with a button down would work. You can find them anywhere and they don't cost too price as compared to business suits and stuff. Wearing pencil skirts may seem business friend but it looked down upon by interviewers, and teachers, some students for three reasons, they're to fancy to be casual, they can be fairly to short at different times (better safe then sorry) and people will think your trying to hard because they can be expensive, its like wearing a dress everyday to school, it make you seem like your trying to hard to get others to notice you. Another good tip would be belts , a belt can make any pants that don't seem formal or business seem that way. Black or white are colors you want to have also. And in the winter plain colored sweaters work as well especially turtle neck or short to no sleaves.