If your school has a uniform policy, it might feel a bit unfair. Not all schools do, after all, but some still keep the tradition going. For fashionistas with an inclination towards luxury design and clothing, this can feel like a restrictive environment. It is always important to be able to express your individuality, while also following the rules. So, what can you do? There are subtle ways to sprinkle your personality onto your uniform and even add in some luxury touches too. Here are five ideas to make it happen.

The Shoes

The majority of schools will ask for black shoes, but there is a lot that you can do with this color on your feet. Formal black shoes come in a range of styles, designer brands, shapes, and purposes. The scope is huge! Therefore, there are a few reasons to feel limited when it comes to your choice of footwear. There are ways to be smart and comply with the regulations while also choosing something that suits your own personal brand of clothing preference. For the colder months, there are beautiful boot options that will sit subtly under a nice pair of smart trousers, and they are helpfully gender neutral too.

Matching Accessories

Do you love making your own clothing? If so, the accessories part of this post is perfect for you. Think about the colors, patterns, and style of your uniform. There are bound to be opportunities within that brief to create the perfect accessories like hats, scarves, and even jackets to complement the overall way things look. Start a design book and play around with ideas until you find the perfect one. You’ll know when it happens!

Subtle Patterns

Most schools have a strict color code when it comes to what they expect students to wear every day. That doesn’t mean you can’t add in some subtle patterns. For example, tights and trousers are great for this. You can find stripes, diamonds, cable knits, and more that give your lower half a certain uniqueness, which could just be the mood booster you need to feel like yourself.

Your Bag Choice

Having a reliable bag is an important part of the school day. It helps you stay organized, makes carrying school supplies around easier, and, is a general-use item that can be taken along anywhere. For school, a tote bag is a great option for both boys and girls. There are plenty of designer tote bag options for luxurious tastes, and there seem to be more tote bags for school designs than most other categories. They are as practical as backpacks, and not as heavy to carry about.

The Shirt

While you may not be able to choose which color or type of shirt you wear, you definitely get a say in how it fits and feels. Designer brands often have high-quality shirt options that look and feel great. Don’t be afraid to put an individual spin on how you style it.


Making your uniform catwalk worthy is a fun activity. You can use designer brands and get inspiration from the models to make them suit your mood.

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