Whoever said dressing for work needs to be boring, especially when your work involves teaching children and inspiring their futures. Wouldn’t it be more fun if you could fill that work space with colour and joy? Imagine if you could uplift and inspire your students just by wearing something exciting and a little quirky everyday…
We caught up with a few local Eumundi Primary School teachers who love wearing Boom Shankar in the classroom, and they showed us their current favourite styles.
First up, is Brittany… Let’s get to know her a little before we play dress ups…
Could you please tell the BOOM community little about yourself?
Hi! I’m Brittany! I’m originally from Brissy. This is my 7th year of teaching, completing 2 years at a remote school in Karumba, and 5 wonderful years at Eumundi State School. I am currently a year 6 teacher!
What made you want to become a teacher?
I can’t really recall a definitive reason for being drawn to teaching, it is just always what I wanted to do. I was the kid that always said “I want to be a teacher when I grow up!” and I never wavered, completing my schooling, going straight to uni and then straight back into a classroom!
What’s the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job - the kids! I get to hang out with 28 little buddies every day, and each year I get a whole new set of new pals! The relationships I build with my students are each unique and I treasure each and every one.
What kind of clothing do you like to wear in the classroom?
I’m all about comfort, but I also think it’s really important to present professionally and take pride in my appearance. So clothes that are comfortable to wear while also looking the part are my go to! I love the more girly stuff, like dresses and skirts in the classroom. I also choose carefully when it come the appropriateness of clothing. Being a tall girl, it can be hard to find items of an appropriate length! So that’s always something I consider. I also love colour!!
What do you like about Boom Shankar clothing?
The clothes from Boom Shankar are all items I’d have in my wardrobe for school! They are all so comfortable and had bright beautiful colours! I love that the styles are light and airy – perfect for staying comfortable all day in summer!
What is it about Boom styles that make them good for the classroom?
Lovely patterns and colours, incredibly comfortable, breathable materials, fantastic quality and above all, they simply look great!
For Brittany’s first outfit, she has chosen our lightweight Eva Tee in Mustard, which is crafted with a tencel/linen blend fabric, giving it a lovely textured woven feel that’s soft and in a relaxed fit. She’s teamed it with the Vintej Skirt in our beautiful flowing ‘vintej’ rayon fabric, that has a matching fabric belt. This outfit makes a great classroom style especially with all those lovely orange tones, which is the colour for joy, creativity, communication and positivity!
For her second outfit, Brittany has layered the fun Zion Tee over our Kerala Dress in Kaindee. This stunning candy stripe dress is made with a soft lightweight rayon fabric, and is our take on the classic slip style dress. The fun candy stripes of mint and marigold is sure to make you (and others) smile on a sunny summer day. Brittany matches it with our classic denim Cisco Jacket with fun rainbow ‘Groove is in the Heart’ embroidery. How could school children not love this colourful ensemble!