It's that time of year when students are heading back to school! As you know, more and more schools are now going to school uniforms, more so than when I was in school.
Admittedly, it can be a little easier when our children are in uniform those five days of the week. Let's just say that it makes school shopping for them a LITTLE easier! But what are some ways that we can help their individualized style to shine through-- without breaking the rules?
Here are some quick tips for helping your students with their "School Style":
First of all, be perfectly clear on what's allowed (colors, styles, etc.) and what is absolutely NOT... This is a very simple foundation to establishing their school wardrobe.
Next, it may help to understand, from your child, what styles they like and which ones they don't-- and why. Like us, they may feel better, and often perform better, when they are wearing what is most comfortable (and appropriate) for them. Whether you oblige or not is up to you, but at least you will know what their personal opinion is.
Finally, use the liberties that your child does have in the dress code to play up their style. For girls, that may mean searching for different types of coordinating head bands, socks, or tights. Boys may choose to establish their style by "prepping it up" with sweater vests or even bow ties, if allowed.
So brainstorm a little! Remember, school uniforms shouldn't always have to be BORING.
What have you done to help your children still be able to express themselves, even in school uniform?
Let's help each other out... Comment below!
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