How to look pretty in your school uniform

How to look pretty in your school uniform
How to look pretty in your school uniform

Wearing a school uniform is not as bad as it sounds. Indeed, wearing a uniform can inspire you to learn more about the main elements of dress style and push you to wear less classic clothes. Before you start experimenting, you should respect your school dress code, unless you are prepared to accept the consequences. Even if you play with your hairstyle and makeup, it is important that you follow the rules of your establishment. So read the rules carefully.


Part 1 of 3: Customize your clothes

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Step 1. Be creative with your clothes and your style

If you have to wear a uniform you can't change that, but there are many ways you can improve your look by learning how to make the right choices.

  • Wear a colored tank top or camisole under your uniform. If your uniform is neutral in color, you can wear a colorful piece to give it a bit of character.
  • Roll up the sleeves of your coat, sweater or cardigan to add a little personal touch to your outfit.
  • To change your outfit, tuck in your shirt if you usually leave it out and vice versa.
  • A fairly fashionable outfit is to wear an oversized sweatshirt or hooded sweatshirt under a shirt or uniform. You can try this when it's cold.
  • Put pins on the collar of your shirt. Pins or badges will give you a cool look. If you don't have pins or badges, you can use stud earrings.
  • If you're daring, put on knee-length boots or socks. If you are allowed to do so by school regulations, you can use very colorful socks. Otherwise, try wearing tall socks of a uniform color.
  • Express your personality with bracelets, necklaces, earrings …
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Step 2. Wear colored or original scarves, hats or gloves

Although you'll need to take them off in class, they'll add some color and personality to your outfit between classes.

The scarf is a very versatile piece. You can learn to wear it in a thousand ways and you can find many models: from the light scarf worn in summer to a more imposing and comfortable piece

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Step 3. Choose a nice coat

The coat is a centerpiece of your outfit: choose the right one and you will immediately stand out.

Learn about the different styles of coats: knee-length, pea coat, trench, down jacket, in bright colors and special patterns

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Step 4. Wear colored or patterned socks

If you can choose to wear a skirt or shorts, you have the option of being eye-catching by adding a pair of socks or tights in a bright color or with patterns.

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Step 5. Wear original shoes or with colorful laces

Schools are generally more tolerant of your choice of footwear, so take advantage of it.

A unique pair of shoes will make your entire outfit stand out

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Step 6. Get your clothes touched up

You will have to wear the same outfit as your classmates, but it will not necessarily suit all body types.

  • Touching up your clothes is the easiest and most effective way to make your outfit stand out.
  • Well-tailored clothes will look better on you and immediately be much more flattering than any colorful tank top or stylish scarf.

Part 2 of 3: Playing with your hairstyle and makeup

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Step 1. Consider what you can change, such as your hairstyle and makeup

Particularly if your school is more lax on these points, this can be a great way to stand out.

Step 2. Use makeup (completely optional)

If your school regulations are very strict on this subject, you may be able to apply your makeup very lightly so that it looks natural. Some schools allow it, others don't… Remember, however, that you should only wear make-up if you are comfortable, and that it is absolutely not a requirement. The girls are very pretty without makeup, naturally. In everyday life, makeup is usually absolutely unnecessary. The following is therefore entirely optional …

  • You can hide pimples and blemishes with a little foundation, put some on your T zone. If it is not matte, you can make it look more natural by mixing it with a little bit of powder. get up.
  • Apply a little blush to your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Blow on the brush before each application.
  • Put some balm on your lips, and if you want, put a glossy lipstick on top! Squeeze your lips a few times to even it out.
  • Accentuate your pretty features with highlighter. Apply it with your finger on the tip of your nose, your cheekbones, the corners of your eyes and your forehead. Putting highlighter in the corner of your eyes will make you look more awake.
  • Curl your lashes and apply some mascara. If you don't want to use black mascara, you can apply one that is transparent, it works curls black, but it is transparent …
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Step 3. Play around with your makeup by trying out different shades, products, and techniques

If you like to launch new modes, then do so.

  • You can find inspiration in other wikiHow articles on makeup techniques, on Pinterest (especially this account), Tumblr, or makeup blogs like FunnyFaceBeauty or SlashedBeauty.
  • Experimenting is recommended, but be prepared to be the subject of attention if you decide to push some makeup boundaries.
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Step 4. Cut your hair in an elegant or original way

You can achieve an even more unique look with an original haircut that you can try for the first time and arrange to your liking.

To find new ideas, you can go to Pinterest (eg here or here), Tumblr (here or here) or blogs like DailyMakeover or BeautyRiot

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Step 5. Try out different haircuts

You can go for a blurry bob one day and straight hair the next or a sleek ponytail and then waves for a beach look. Your options are only limited by your imagination (and maybe your school's dress code, so read it!).

  • Look for your inspiration on sites like Buzzfeed for example, YouTube channels (like CurlyByNature21) or blogs like HairRomange or TheSmallThings.
  • Why not try doing a French braid? You can also try making yourself a fishtail braid. Braids are cool, but not as easy to do as some other hairstyles.
  • To stay more traditional, you can try doing a messy bun, a ponytail or doing hairstyles that are half up and half loose.
  • Add an accessory such as a clip, a ribbon, a headband, a headband … Play with the color of the accessory and that of your hair or with a color of your uniform.
  • Every now and then, you can change up your look by using a hair straightener or curling iron! Do not forget to use a hair protection spray, because these devices damage the hair, use them rarely …
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Step 6. Dye your hair

Dyeing your hair is a good technique to get noticed and add an original touch to your look. Do your research before you start, whether you want to dye your hair at home or go to a hairdresser.

  • Be careful when dyeing your hair at home. It can be complicated, and you can not only achieve a color other than the color you want, but also damage your hair. So do your research and ask for help: you're going to need at least another pair of hands. If you decide to dye your hair yourself, learn about the different ways to do it.
  • If you want to change your color drastically, go to a hairdresser rather than color it yourself.
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Step 7. Wear nail polish

If you are not really ready (or have the right) to take big risks with your hairstyle and makeup, you can wear nail polish. You can wear bright or original colors or try different combinations to stand out.

Pinterest is full of techniques to teach you how to get a truly unique nail polish in your home. Start here or here

Part 3 of 3: add the finishing touches

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Step 1. Wear a single pair of glasses

Whether you have to wear them or not, glasses are a great way to accessorize your outfit. Find a model that flatters your features in a discreet but original way to enhance your outfit. Wearing glasses also allows you to add color or pattern to a neutral uniform.

Learn how to choose the right glasses for your face

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Step 2. Carry an original bag

You are going to keep your bag with you all day, so choose a bag that can hold your books, but also adds a touch of style to your outfit.

If your bag is too common or you want to personalize it, you can add badges, patches or buttons to it. And if you have an artistic soul, you can draw on your bag with a fabric or permanent marker, sew in bows or laces, and even add studs. Check out this article to learn how to personalize your school bag

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Step 3. Use an original umbrella

If it rains a lot where you live, you can stand out even in bad weather with a stylish or unique umbrella.

There are many varieties of model and shape. So don't settle for just a simple black umbrella, but explore your options

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Step 4. Wear original jewelry

Earrings, necklaces and watches are classic options to personalize your look.

Choose jewelry that allows you to express your personality and combine them in an original way. You can go to these sites to find new ideas: Fashion-Costumes-Jewelry, Tips for wearing jewelry (in English) or The jewelry guide (in English)

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Step 5. Wear a colored belt that will add a touch of color to your outfit and make you stand out from your peers

Look for inspiration on Pinterest


  • Know your school dress code.
  • Choose bright colors rather than neutral colors.
  • If your school allows it, replace the buttons on your uniform with colored buttons.
  • When shopping, look for items that will stand out on a classic uniform: like a leopard print or a patterned coat, for example.
  • Try wearing a skirt that is a little longer or wider, but tie a knot in the side, hang a rubber band around your waist, or, if you are particularly skilled, try sewing a flower on the fabric: your skirt will be slightly rolled up to one side, suggestive, but not scandalous.
  • Don't overdo it so you don't look badly dressed or too vulgar.
  • Also don't pay too much attention to your appearance or let it not show too much. Because if people notice it, you will look less cool. If asked how long it took you to get your outfit on, answer that you were bored and wanted to have fun with your outfit and jewelry.
  • Don't put on too much makeup, as it might not look stylish. Follow the steps in this article.

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