When I was in private school, I never let a uniform keep me from expressing who I was and you shouldn’t either!
There’s about a billion ways to spruce up your overall look while staying in the dress code and we’ve got some of fall’s hottest accessories to help you pull this off!
Life is in the details, and yours should be too. When you’re wearing the same thing everyday you need to stand out and let your hands do the talking.
Essie Nail Polish is some of the best around. Essie always has the latest colors and it lasts a lot longer than the other brands. Even better, it’s now carried at Target & Rite-Aid. So add a little color to your ensemble by painting your nails electric blue or an amplified orange.
When it comes to hair, the right accessory can make your whole face brighten up. This Posy Hair Clip from Claire’s Boutique is chic without being over-the-top. And if anything, it moves into Blair Waldorf territory. And she clearly knew how to dress up a uniform in a way that was both self-defining and fun.
Just put your hair in a loose aide ponytail and loop it around so it hangs like a tear drop. Use this clip to hide the extra hair point out. Tres magnifique!
Feeling a little drab and under the weather? Go with over-the-knee socks. They are fun without being overbearing and work just as well with Mary Janes as they do the right pair of boots. All the while, distinguishing your personality among a legion of other girls dressed exactly the same.
If your dress code does not allow for color or stripes, stick with basic black. Urban Outfitters has a wealth of over-the-knee socks that you can choose from!
Wearing a skirt can be tiring. Even more tiring than wearing the same exact thing everyday is not being able to bend over without worry that someone will see your everything. These cute pink polka-dotted boy shorts from Forever 21 not only safeguard your girly bits, but do it with style!
Autumn is just around the corner and if that’s not a great enough reason to get a super cute infinity scarf, I dunno what is!
This infinity scarf from Etsy is handmade goodness that you need to not only keep you looking ahead of the class, but cozy too when the temperatures drop!
If $37.00 is too expensive, take up knitting and for virtually nothing you can have tons of chic looking winter scarves that you can mix and match all winter long!
Nothing says “LOOK AT ME NOW” like a pair of brightly colored opaque pantyhose, which you can get just about anywhere. But these super bright aqua ones from American Apparel scream super fun and individual.
And they work with whatever shoes you want to wear: kicks, boots, a heel. Yes. Yes & yes!
A uniform simplifies the dressing ritual, but there’s tons of ways to standout from everyone else. It’s in the details. Just like you!