I'm getting ready to apply for a teaching program and the program starts observations and clinicals the first or second semester. I am also currently working at a department store where I get a pretty decent discount. Because of this, I want to start putting together a professional wardrobe. I have a couple problems though. The first is that I'm not 100% sure what I should be buying. I have nothing that I can use for this type of wardrobe, as far as I know. I know two teachers who work in the district by me and they both dress more casually than I expected or would probably want to dress (the man wears khakis and polos every single day and the woman usually wears tight black jeans and a black top or an occasional skirt). I've looked through a few threads and am starting to get ideas, but the recommendations I see are a lot more formal than I see out in the world. The second problem is a little harder to fix. I've worn somewhat professional looking clothes before, but I have always had to buy them from the Junior's section because I can't find anything that fits in the Women's sections. They are horrible quality, generally, and have a fit that screams "young." I already look about 8 years younger than I am-- being thin and wearing clothes from the Junior's section doesn't help this. Are there any brands or even other stores that carry smaller "adult" clothing? How big is too big to buy and plan on getting taken in? Also, any other ideas to make me look older/more professional?