The oh-so-lovely uniforms that many of us wear to school may have their benefits (like making it possible to sleep those extra 15 mins instead of choosing an outfit), but truth be told, rocking the same look every day gets pretty old, right? We believe the solution to this dilemma is fairly simple… accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! With our top five suggesstions, you can start the year off right and turn your boring uniform into a chic ensemble!

Hair Accessories: Work a new hair accessory into your everyday outfit and you will be sure to turn some heads. With all eyes on your fun handkerchief, headband or a pop of color, no one will notice your lackluster uniform.

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Urban Outfitters $14

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Forever 21 $11

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Forever 21 $4

Backpacks: Backpacks are the perfect outlet to let your individuality shine through. From sparkles to studs, you can amp almost any outfit with your own unique bag.

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Forever 21 $25

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Macy’s $40

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Wet Seal $33

Jewelry: Brighten up any school uniform with a statement necklace or earrings! Chunky necklaces and colorful studs will tie together any outfit making it perfect for your spontaneous after-school plans!

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tobi.com $10

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Lulus.com $30

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Forever 21 $4

Scarves: Scarves are the perfect accessory to jump into fall while also beating the cold classrooms. Stay warm with your favorite animal print scarf or chunky cable-knit wrap that will bump your average uniform to collegiate levels.

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Forever 21 $11

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Macy’s $28

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Forever 21 $9

Nails: One of the subtlest ways to add a pop of color to your day is to focus on your nails! Start with some neon brights or more subtle fall darks and you’ll be sure to ace your look.

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Essie $8

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Essie $8

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Essie $8