How to Make a Cute Outfit for School

Make a cute outfit for school with your own individual style.
Make a cute outfit for school with your own individual style. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

Making a cute outfit for school can be fun and creative, and set you apart from the crowd. The idea is to choose items that are in fashion but unique to your own style. Choosing cool patterns, colors and jewelry can make or break your outfit. Don't forget to consult the school dress code and a trusted friend to figure out how to make the most of your new look.

Things You'll Need

  • School dress code
  • Jeans
  • Cute top
  • Wide belt
  • Accessories
  • Shoes

Learn the school's dress code. Don't spend hours and your allowance putting together a complete outfit before considering the dress code. Find out how long skirts and dresses can be, any rules about shirts, and what kind of accessories are allowed.

Consider what's in fashion like skinny jeans, graphic T-shirts, flowing tops and boots. You will be more comfortable if your outfit is fashionable and similar to what other teens at your school are wearing. You can still create an individual look by picking creative patterns and your favorite colors, and finishing it all off with unique accessories. If you're on a budget, borrow and swap clothes from friends or visit a thrift store.

Add a wide belt or scarf. A belt over a baggy dress or cinched around a T-shirt can instantly turn your outfit into a fresh and modern look. Wear the belt or scarf around the house for awhile to see how it rests on your clothes. Make sure it doesn't bunch up at your middle or slip down so far it distracts from your outfit.

Choose accessories wisely. Try long necklaces, dangling earrings, a hat, oversized ring or wide bracelets. If you love to accessorize, pick simple clothing like a crisp white button-up shirt over jeans with a wide belt. Add sparkling jewelry and unique pieces that represent your signature style. Consider buying a jewelry-making kit to create your very own look with colorful beads.

Choose unique accessories to complete your look.
Choose unique accessories to complete your look. (Image: Baerbel Schmidt/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Pick fashionable shoes. High heels, colorful patent leather flats, cowboy boots or sparkling sandals can polish off your look in style. Instead of picking a neutral sandal color like brown or taupe, opt for a shimmering gold for a unique statement.

Make a statement by choosing the right shoes.
Make a statement by choosing the right shoes. (Image: Martin Poole/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Tips & Warnings

  • Ask a few friends to come over to help pick out a style to boost your confidence.

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