Back to School Series: How to Accessorize a Uniform
[I’m alive! I’m alive! Oh yeah!] First I really want to apologize for not posting for the few days, and just let everyone know that I’m still alive, just occupied by school. That’ll teach me to write posts in advance.
Another part of the back-to-school series, for both ladies and guys. Most people take the approach of accessorizing the uniform as adding things to the uniform itself and going around rules, still having the potential to get in trouble for it. Why analyze the handbook trying to find loopholes, when more than likely not every rule is written in there anyway?
A lot of girls carry cute tote bags to school. If you think your bag isn’t unique enough, try wrapping a scarf around the handles and adding badges. For some of us, however, we carry a lot of books to and from school, rendering a tote bag as impractical. For a plain backpack or messenger bag, add a scarf to the handles, pin on badges, do personal embroidery, attatch key chains or sew on patches or rhinestones (don’t use the sticky ones- they’ll fall off easily).
Guys can make their bag unique too! Iron on patches, keychains (which include pinning on arm bands that you aren’t allowed to wear with the uniform) and badges are all things you can put on your bag.
Try to avoid buying brands that everyone buys such as Jansport.
Most schools only require shoes to be a certain colour (usually black or dark brown), closed and below one inch if they have heels.
There are so many cute black and dark brown shoes out there (maybe I’ll do a tutorial on that soon) that are affordable. Check out my list of cute school shoes taken from Amazon (coming in a few minutes). Bows and fabric-wrapped shoes are great. Don’t get too flashy with sparkles and shimmer though! Simple is best.
Finding the right type of shoe for you is up to your personal style, but you can always go for sleek sneakers or any regular type of shoe with a unique style that you like.
Most schools only have rules about hair accessories being certain colours (which usually include black, white and natural hair colour). Don’t let that restrict you! Try wearing different hair accessories every few days, and when you do repeat, wear them with different hair styles (because not everyone has a bank of hair accessories).
Check out my post on knits for the pattern for a cute knit headband. More hair accessory tutorials coming soon!
AND REMEMBER: School is for learning~ (and getting obsessed with clubs)