Most kids hate school uniforms. They’re ugly, have no style, are too plain, and everyone looks the same. Many kids complain, “It is stiffening my creative being.”
My kids, however, learned how to turn ugly, boring school uniforms into cool clothes while still playing by their school’s rules.
1st transformation: Eye-catching Belts. Choose something with rhinestones, beads, braided leather, copper buckles, turquoise buckles, even cowboy buckles!
2nd transformation: Hair Accessories. Beaded, sequined, jeweled headbands, hair barrettes and tiebacks can really add spunk! Heck, my kids have even used 8 matching barrettes all in a row.
3rd transformation: Socks. In specialty stores they knit the tops with jewels and really cool braiding. Or for younger kids, try a superhero or kitty cat or Disney character on the top bands of the socks. Active Girls has a great sale on Paul Frank socks!
4th transformation: Jewelry. Some schools are more lenient than others when it comes to necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Go all out --- explore the possibilities. Get matching necklaces and earrings … it can make quite a statement with teenagers. Delias specializes in teenage, awesome inexpensive jewelry.
5th transformation: Washable Tattoos. You may be pushing the “hot button” of your principal but what the heck, give it a try.