My DD got a middle school teaching assistant job and she starts on Monday! She's been working at a summer camp for years, making it up to Camp Director, and was offered the TA job just a few weeks ago through her camp connections.

We are going shopping for a work wardrobe this weekend. Teachers, teaching assistants, please advise where we should shop, what basic pieces we should acquire, to build a capsule.... bonus points for links to specific items in the stores now so we can shop efficiently!

She does have some basic work items already from her college internships, but those internships were in publishing, and may be a bit dressy. Whereas her summer camp clothes (jeans and tee shirts) may not be dressy enough.