I am a student, still working on pre-req's, but will be starting observations and student teaching before the year is up. Since I paid for my entire education, my parents want to give me money to purchase some "teacher" clothing. I have absolutely NO clothes appropriate for teaching, as my current job requires a uniform and the rest of my wardrobe consists of flip-flops, jeans, and t-shirts. I need a lot of help!! :help: So my questions are: 1: If I'm starting from scratch, how many pairs of pants, shirts, cardigans (I always wear a shirt and a layer on top), shoes, etc. do you think I need to get me through my year? 2: Where do you shop? Since these clothes are going to just be for teaching, I don't know that I want to spend too much, when I will just be wearing different clothes right after work and on weekends. 3: Is there a roundabout figure that you can predict I will need to invest in this new wardrobe? My parents are already harping me for a number even though they just put this offer on the table last week! Which is just adding to the stress of trying to figure out all of this in the first place. If anyone can give me ANY advice I will be eternally grateful. Thank you!!! Oh! And I will be in grades 1-5 if that helps at all.