Believe it or not, back to school shopping can be fun even when your school requires a uniform! While you might have to stick with rule-abiding, neutral tops and bottoms, depending on your school’s specific dress code it’s still possible to express your personality and style with a few choice accessories. 

From fancy leather hair ties to neon-hued handbags, there are many ways to jazz up the most basic of uniforms.

Bright Bags

From fun backpacks to oversized tote bags that will fit all of your textbooks, a bold bag adds an easy pop of colour to your day. 

Head Case

Whether you’re into streetstyle or high fashion, these hair accessories and hats get to the point.

Quirky Charms

Metal keychains, pop culture bag charms, and retro-inspired pins are all fun ways to send a sartorial message.

Truc Nguyen

Truc Nguyen is a Toronto-based freelance stylist, fashion editor, and writer. She’s worked as a style editor at Flare, Teen Vogue, Vogue Living, and StyleCaster​.com​​, and is a co-founder of Editors Inc​.