Most of the public elementary schools in my area require uniforms. My daughter was looking forward to wearing clothes of her own choosing when she started middle school. Then her father and I decided to send her to a charter middle school that also requires uniforms. She was upset about it, but with a little creativity we have found some ways to help her feel unique amongst the sea of navy blue and khaki.
Add pops of color with costume jewelry, belts, socks, shoes and hair accessories. Let your child pick patterns and styles that help their personality shine.
Always read the school’s dress code carefully before getting wacky with the uniform. Some schools are very strict about what can and cannot be worn. However, if your school has some wiggle room, a lot can be done to personalize a school uniform.
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