First things first: as school uniforms are becoming increasingly popular, an increasing number of major retailers are carrying them in an array of sizes, styles and sale points. For example, Target, Sears, Kohl’s and JCPenney all have super cute cuts and specialty sizes with most pieces under $20 (and many under $10!).
Now that you’ve got the down-low on stocking up, I want to show you how fun, functional and fabulous incorporating high-fashion trends into school uniforms can be.
Check out how these Fall 2010 trends are the perfect pairing for customizing uniform basics:
MILITARY JACKETS: With navy blue jackets being a staple in many school uniforms, take this fashion cue by replacing plain plastic with larger stud-type buttons from any fabric store.
BUTTONED UP COLLARS: This one is easy – just button up…all the way up (yes, even the last button!) This adds structure and sophistication…and is fabulously free!
SOCKS, LAYERS AND LEGGINGS: This trend couldn’t be more functional or fun for uniforms! Not only are the required knee-high socks popular this year, but so much fun to play with when it comes to layering and leggings. So, get creative with detailed fabrics and layer knee high socks over leggings – the more the better…pile on the fun! Check out sockittome.com for some ultra-funky options (only $4.99!), or, change up basic black in favor of white tights, (yet another trend for fall). Socks were popping out all over the runway this year (literally), especially with heels and ankle boots. Yes, it’s actually in style to show them off!
As always, make sure to double check your child’s school uniform rules to remain in alignment with policy.
Who says school uniforms are boring?