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9 ways to show your style in your school uniform

Slipping on your school uniform can feel like the final nail in the coffin of you summer holidays. No more lazy summer afternoons in the garden, no more waking up at 10am and staying in your pyjamas all morning, no more spontaneous trips to the seaside. Even if you never actually did a spontaneous trip to the seaside – too late, now you can’t.

But while your uniform is unavoidable, there are ways to brighten up your school wardrobe (and escape the wrath of teachers too). From fun brooches to sparkly phone cases, we’ve scoured the internet to find 9 things that will keep that summer feelin’ alive a little bit longer.

Space cadet

Space Patches

You could pop these on your blazer or on your bag or on your jumper (they would look truly awesome on your jumper, until you get told to take them off). Perfect for anyone who has their head in the clouds.

Space Brooches, The Hambledon, £7.50

Undercover hair ties

Green Badzees

The brilliance of Bandzee is that they’re hair bands that are pretty enough to be worn as bracelets. So if you come across any eagle eyed teachers, you can just pop your hair in a ponytail. Crisis averted.

School Green, Bandzee, £5.95

Booby trap

Booby Pins

Yeah, yeah, they’re boobs. And it might be a little hard to get away with these at school. But why not give one to your bestie and keep the other for yourself? To onlookers, they’ll just look like a cute round pin but you two will know their true meaning. #BosomBuddies.

Boob Pins, CoucouSuzette, £11.42


Excellent Headscarf

This can be worn as a bandana, a headscarf or an actual scarf. The possibilities are endless.

Black Chain Animal Print Bandana, New Look, £7.99

Cover up

Coke Phone Case
You might not be allowed your phone out in class, but with this cover your teacher won’t even be able to tell. Well, they will. But look how pretty! Ahhh.
Anyone suddenly thirsty? See, distraction works wonders.

Coke iPhone Case, Skinny Dip, £16

Spot the difference

Spotty Socks

They’re navy, kinda. And everyone knows that navy is king of the sensible, totally school-appropriate colours. Right?

Dalea Dot Socks Classic Navy, The Hambledon, £7

Bird watch

Flamingo Key Ring

If you’re at an extra-strict school with drab regulation school bags, this little guy might be able to brighten up your day. And minimise the chance of walking off with some other kid’s lunch.

Flamingo Luggage Tag, Skinny Dip, £6

Put a ring on it


Or maybe this glam tassel is more your style? Soothing to stroke in long assemblies, like a small pet.

Embellished Tassel Key Ring, & Other Stories, £7

Pup these in
Dog earrings

Adorable but discreet, you can probably even get away with these studs at school. Breaking uniform rules? Not a sausage.

Sid Sausage Dog Studs, Oliver Bonas, £9.50

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