When the beginning of the school year is approaching again, it is time to prepare everything you need for school. Including the majority of schoolchildren around the world need to pick up a school uniform. However, don't worry if your school's regulations require you to wear a school uniform. Even in it, you can express your individuality. You can easily pick up such basic school uniforms that have funny details, and use various additional accessories, ranging from interesting shoes to catchy scarves.
Part 1 of 3: Personalizing Your Look
Step 1. Look for loopholes in your school's form requirements
Take a copy of the school charter or separate school uniform and read the document carefully. So that you don't have any trouble, it is important to comply with all the established requirements for school uniforms. Look for loopholes in the text of the document. It may say that you are required to wear a school uniform, but nowhere will it say that you should only wear a school uniform.
For example, you may have the option of using jackets, scarves, hats, brooches, and the like
Step 2. Choose clothes of different sizes and lengths
Choose uniforms (including sweaters and skirts) that vary in size and length, if possible. For example, in the case of skirts, you can buy one long and one short skirt. A longer skirt can be combined with flat shoes, and a short one with high-heeled shoes.
Step 3. Use different colors
In some cases, it is possible to select certain colors for the school uniform. For example, if the rules set a blue or black school uniform, then you can choose for yourself what color sweater to choose for your uniform. And if the budget allows, then it is better to immediately purchase sweaters of both colors. This will give you more freedom of choice when preparing for school.
Step 4. Choose the styles of clothing that suit you
Perhaps you will be given the freedom to choose among several options for clothing styles (for example, trousers). Instead of leaning towards the most popular classic cut, choose a cut that suits you best. Try on knee-length trousers, floor-length trousers, or loose-fitting trousers. You can even purchase trousers of all these styles to make it easier for you to make your choice in the morning.
Step 5. Choose basic wardrobe items with interesting elements
If you are required to wear specific basic items, try to avoid purchasing them through school whenever possible. Instead, shop around and look for items of clothing that fit in with the school's policies but still allow you to express your personality. For example, buy a white blouse with a collar and three-quarter sleeves with ruffles or pretty buttons instead of the classic office-style white shirt like the rest of your classmates.
Step 6. Turn the shirt collar up
Instead of stacking the collar in the usual way, as all your classmates do, try turning it up. This way you will definitely stand out from the crowd, at least until the moment when everyone starts copying your style!
You can even wear another shirt in a bright color under a school shirt and turn both collars up at once to create a unique image for yourself
Step 7. Complete your school uniform with a unique jacket
The jacket will not only keep you warm, but also showcase your personality. In terms of outerwear, you always have a choice between jackets, coats, raincoats and the like. Try buying a raincoat made of fabric with an interesting pattern, or a coat that fits your figure.
Part 2 of 3: Applying Accessories
Step 1. Find interesting shoes
Personalize your look with shoes that match your style. Choose shoes with floral patterns, metallic finishes, or two-tone shoes. Change shoe models, one day with sneakers and another with flat shoes. Try walking in moccasins, high boots, or heels.
If you have to wear a specific type of shoe, complement it with colored laces or spring laces for a personal touch
Step 2. Wear fancy socks or tights
Find fun socks in different lengths, colors and patterns. If you're in a fun mood, you can even wear brightly colored knee-high socks or themed socks (such as the one with the Golden Snitch from Harry Potter) to show off your hobbies. Also, a school skirt can be combined with patterned tights, if the school rules allow it.
If you are required to wear a specific type or color of socks, look for ways to follow the rules and show your personality at the same time. For example, if the rules dictate the wearing of gray socks, try wearing high-top gray knee-highs with ruffles along the top
3 Tie your tie in a special way. Instead of tying the same knot on your tie day after day, try different knots from time to time. You can even choose a knot that no one at school uses to make your tie stand out from everyone else.
Step 4. Complete your look with a hat
Despite the fact that at school you will have to take off your hat, no one forbids wearing it on the way there or back. There are many styles of headwear to choose from, including baseball caps, berets, caps, hats, caps, panama hats and the like.
- Get yourself a couple of different styles or colors of hats so that every day you have the opportunity to choose among them according to your own mood.
- Etiquette does not allow you to wear a headdress during lessons, but you have the opportunity to wear it during break, lunch or after school.
Step 5. Complete your school uniform or accessories with special buttons or brooches
Buttons, brooches and badges come in a wide variety of styles. For example, you can wear a badge with a slogan or a funny picture, or sew on the shape of a button with the name of your favorite band or the name of your favorite character. You can also always buy brooches with stones and various details in the form of rhinestones or pearls.
You can decorate your blazer with a brooch, or attach a pair of badges to your school backpack
Step 6. Wear a watch
Choose a cute watch with details you like, such as a beautiful dial or rhinestones instead of numbers. Watches can be metal, plastic and even wooden, so there is always an opportunity to choose a watch for any style. You can even purchase several inexpensive watches at once so that you can change them.
Step 7. Buy some interesting belts
Belts are a great way to personalize your look, especially if the school regulations are strict enough to prevent you from using other accessories with your uniform. The possibilities are endless in this area, so choose belts in different styles, such as braided, riveted, colored or even dangling.
Step 8. Wear unique jewelry
Wear a round bracelet or thick necklace around your wrist, or dangle earrings into your ears. You can even try decorating your leg with a funky anklet to spice up your look.
Step 9. Complete the look with a bag that expresses your personality
Instead of a boring backpack, opt for a stylish bag or satchel. Find something that can accommodate all of your school supplies while still allowing you to showcase your unique style.
Step 10. Wear glasses with interesting frames
If you wear glasses, you can express your style through the frames. Choose a bright or patterned frame (such as a leopard print). Even if you have excellent eyesight, you can pick up a pair of stylish glasses with simple lenses.
Step 11. Wear scarves
Complete your school uniform with a scarf to give it some personality. There are many ways to wear scarves, so don't feel like you have to wear the same scarf all the time. Change your looks, one day throwing a monochromatic scarf around your neck with a loop, and the next day, braiding a scarf with a pattern around your neck.
Part 3 of 3: Makeup and Hair Styling
Step 1. Use natural everyday makeup
For school, it's best to use natural makeup. Use concealer to mask imperfections and lightly tint your cheeks with blush. Then paint your lips with a light lip gloss and apply one layer of mascara to your lashes.
Step 2. Use bright makeup from time to time
Sometimes you can create a more dramatic image for yourself. In this case, choose a bright eyeshadow to draw attention to the eyes, and apply mascara in two layers. Alternatively, you can leave your eye makeup neutral with a bright lipstick.
Step 3. Express your personality with a hairstyle
Go for a neat ponytail with a ribbon for a bold style, or use a salt spray to add beachy waves to your hair. Slick your hair back or stand it up for emphasis. You can even get yourself a dramatic bob-style haircut if you really want to stand out. Don't be afraid to change from day to day, or even periodically.
Step 4. Use stylish hair accessories
Choose fancy hair ties or headbands. Wear ribbons, clips, hairpins in your favorite colors or with fun prints. Instead of a headband, you can also use a bandana as a headband.
5 Color your hair. Ask a stylist what colors he thinks best suit your skin tone, eyes, and so on. For example, you can highlight your hair, or go even further and dye your entire hair a bright color, such as pink or green, if school rules allow it.