Want to have a little fun with your homeroom style without racking up the dress code demerits? Click through for accessories and ideas guaranteed to jazz up your plain old school uniform.
This one's practically a no-brainer. Everyone needs one, and no school (that I know of, at least) is going to knock you for choosing a pack with a bit of flair. Plus, since they're the bag of the moment, there's never been a better selection
Another practical staple that gives you free rein to have a little fun, glasses have come a long way from being a bullseye for bullies. And even if prescription frames aren't your thing, a pair of fun sunnies will spice up your schoolbus ensemble, guaranteed.
My school mandated we wear black oxfords, so there wasn't much wiggle room in that area, but I wonder if a subtle gold chain detail, like the one on the shoe at left, might have squeaked by. For those of you who need only wear neutral colored and close-toed, I envy you. There are endless options out there if you get a little creative.
I've already told you about my penchant for headbands, and I have no doubt I'd try to get away with this adorably subversive one if I had the chance. For the more rule-abiding, choose bands and pins in more subdued shades that add interest with texture or subtle detailing.
Whether you turn your tie into a canvas for badges and pins or opt for a cuter pair of earbuds than the standard-issue white, school is filled with little opportunities to choose accessories that will brighten up your day.
Whether you opt for a classic good-girl look and a fanciful, free-spirited style, braids are your best friend when it comes to keeping your hair interesting and out of your face. Here are a few techniques and ideas to get you started.