I live in a town with three private schools and all wear uniforms so I’m very familiar with the conveniences and struggles of the uniform. Now the school uniform is a classic look (just ask Britney) but it is hard to maintain your individuality when you look is so, well, uniform. I’ve put together the best tween accessories for Spring 2014 so you can keep your sense of personal style unique and updated.
1. The all important HANDBAG:
The best part of the Flying Buttress handbag system is that you don’t need to spend much to update your handbag. There are several trendy options from which to pick your favorite:
Panel: Dottie (in pink with white polka-dots and brown with multi-color polka-dots)
TREND: Bejeweled ruffles
PANEL: Lily (in yellow, white and teal)
PANEL: Trixie (in gold and silver)
2. Headscarves or headbands:
Headwear is big this spring but not just in hats! You will see lots of retro headscarves, gingham headbands and floral headbands. As for hats, camouflage is big and straw hats will be seen.
Shoes styles will be tennis shoes (think Converse – printed and laceless); Mary Janes, sandals in ankle strap and lace-up (especially metallic!); ballet flats in floral and eyelet materials; white boots; pointed toe; and flatforms.
Metallic fruit pendants, bangles and handmade jewelry of all kinds.
Lace for early Spring and neon for late Spring.
* Note: not all accessories in the list will be acceptable in all schools. When in doubt, make sure you understand the dress code before wearing something!