Here's How to Stand Out, Even in a School Uniform

School uniforms can be a blessing or a curse.

A blessing, because, hey, you don't have to spend hours in the morning fretting over what outfit you'll rock that day.

A curse, because wearing your own clothing is one of the ways you can showcase your unique personality.

Girl with glasses wearing a school uniform

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So, what are you to do when your ability to display your true fashion sense is taken away?

Spruce up your uniform and stand out with these six easy and subtle tweaks! Of course, be sure to read your school's uniform code before you totally transform your attire.

1. Accessorize With Jewelry

One of the easiest ways to add some flair and a pop of color to your outfit is to accessorize. If you want to be bold, try adding some arm candy like bracelets or a colorful watch. If you'd like something more subtle, try a simple necklace or some stud earrings. Every detail in your wardrobe tells a story about who you are and how you want to be conveyed, so have fun with the accessories you choose to add!

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2. Add Pins to Your Shirt, Jacket or Backpack

Pins are hands down one of the most fun and fetching ways to show off your unique style. Try adding one or two to your shirt, jacket or backpack, and you'll instantly make a statement. Check out these pins HERE that really make an outfit pop.

3. Regularly Try Different Hair Styles

Your hair style says a lot about who you are as an individual. If you feel like you're not able to express yourself with your clothing, try revealing something about your style via your 'do. Do you hair up and wavy when you're feeling relaxed, try it down and straight when you're feeling determined. Your classmates will begin to take notice that your hair indicates your mood.

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4. Be Bold With Your Nail Polish 

If nail polish is within reason of your school dress code, then go ham when you're painting your nails. Think of your nails as a canvas. What kind of story do you want to tell?

5. Rock a Pair of Colorful Shoes

Shoes are a great way to display your mood. Wear bright tennis shoes on days you're feeling extra energetic, or maybe red flats on days you're feeling sophisticated. Trust us, your school uniform can have a totally different vibe depending on the color of your kicks. Test it out. ????

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6. Have Your Backpack Make a Statement

At school, your backpack is a part of your wardrobe because you tote it around everywhere. When you're picking your backpack for the year, be mindful about what the color, design and texture reveal about your personality. If you really can't decide which one suits you best, let your zodiac sign choose for you HERE.


Now that your uniform is on point, how about we spruce up your locker by adding one of THESE 13 accessories that will transform it from drab to fab?