How to make a basic school uniform *way* more fabulous

If you go to a school that enforces uniforms, you know that it can come with its pros and cons. When you roll out of bed with only five minutes to get dressed, already having a designated uniform makes it 10 times easier to pick an outfit.

However, it can be hard to show off your individuality when the rest of the grade is wearing the Same. Exact. Thing. So, if you're looking to add some extra spice and uniqueness to your everyday school look when you get ready to hit the books this January, read below for some of our fave glam accessories.


One of the easiest ways to spice up your basic uniform is by adding a cute backpack. Everyone needs a backpack, so you may as well buy one that's fab-u-lous! Target, $20.

Blue Light Glasses 

Even if you have perfect vision, wearing glasses is a super fun way to add some chic to your uniform. Bonus: these are blue light blocking glasses, meaning you can protect your eyes *and* look stylish at the same time. Walmart, $9.

Nail Polish 

Painting your nails may seem like a trivial accessory, but trust us: it makes the *biggest* difference when pulling an outfit together. Once you finish that geometry homework, look up a YouTube tutorial for the prettiest ombre nails. Eternal Cosmetics, $13.

Face Mask 

Ah, yes, the newest addition to our list of go-to accessories. This adorbs sparkle mask is from our fave set of twins, Brooklyn and Bailey, and is guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd. Brooklyn & Bailey, $12.


There are *so* many styles of socks out there besides the basic, white ankle sock. Even if your strict dresscode doesn't allow fun colors, you can try out socks with ruffles and lettuce-trim, or even knee-high ones (Blair Waldorf vibes, amirite?). SHEIN, $6.


Speaking of Blair Waldorf, headbands are definitely back in style, and we're *living* for it. This pearl-embellished one screams Gossip Girl and will add glamour to any type of uniform. Claire's, $13.


*Any* type of jewelry (we're talking earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.) will automatically spice up that plain uniform. If you're a fan of the most popular trend of 2020, butterflies, then this three-layered necklace is calling your name. Forever 21, $10.

How do you glamorize your school uniform? Show us by tagging @girlslifemag!

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by Elise Jones | 2/24/2021