~This post is made in partnership with Cherokee Uniforms. I received a gift card to create a style to share. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Last year we decided to move Judah to a school that best fit his needs, but it didn’t occur to us that there might be a uniform dress code. I have this bad knack of mentally assigning uniforms to private schools, so it was a surprise to get the letter. He was able to keep it optional last year and thankfully he’d seen enough of his friends that this year might work, but I still want him to be able to have fun getting dressed in the morning. Being new to this, I had no idea that Cherokee Uniforms offered so many cute and fashionable ways to make each uniform your own. 1st Grade is getting off to a great start!
Judah’s school is specific in their colors: blue, white and khaki. The basic style would have to be blue or khaki pants with a blue or white shirt. There aren’t as many options for boys as there are girls on accessorizing, but we still had a lot of fun with it!
Since it’s still pretty hot, we picked out the Juniors Chino Shorts in Pita Bread (they also come in Xavier Blue. These are made in 98% Cotton and 2% spandex, so they’re very durable and light for play. They also have side pockets and a back flap pocket for all the treasures they find! If you have an older son, they also have Young Men’s Flat Front Pocket Shorts.
The top is the Boys Interlock Polo in True White with short sleeves. This top also comes in Red Pop, Windy Blue and Xavier Navy. This comes in long sleeved as well. When it gets colder you can add on a Crew Neck Sweatshirt, a Boy’s Cardigan or give it a pop of color with a Button Down Shirt! I must add that the button down shirt is not on their uniform list. It’s just a cute Cherokee top we saw next to them at the store and thought it was perfect!
Judah loves this outfit, especially the shorts and the stripy socks he found. I think it makes him look adorable and shares a bit of his silly nature. I was going to get a picture of him playing in his new outfit to show how versatile it is, but he didn’t want to get it messy before school started next week. In fact, I got “the face” when I mentioned wearing school clothes before it was time for school!
Here are some other great ideas from Cherokee on how to express yourself with the uniforms!
Fresh and Fabulous
Mix up the traditional uniform with splashes of color in all the right places. Girls know a true fashionista never lets a uniform get in the way of style. Embellish a Cherokee safari dress with splashes of color without breaking dress code.Pop a polka-dot pink tutu under a uniform dress for an added peek-a-boo pizzaz, or statement leggings to stand out in the cafeteria line. Finish the look with a skinny eye-catching neon belt.Boys, can make a statement that says you’re ready to get down to business by adding a polished cardigan, dapper suspenders and a tie to your Cherokee oxford shirt and flat front twill pants. Add some neon specs and move straight to the head of the class!
Play hard, score big!
Prove you’ve got game with sporty accessories that scream school spirit. Knock it out of the park with Cherokee flat front shorts and layered pique polo shirts made for both boys and girls. These long lasting staples wear well on and off the field and are the perfect addition to your gear. Represent your school colors with mix and match socks and colorful sweatbands to score big fashion points, or keep it classic by sliding into a varsity jacket over a Cherokee oxford shirt. From home room to gym class, Cherokee is always ready for the big game.
Head of the Class
Traditional uniform attire gets an update with classically cool essentials. Girls can accentuate with lady-like feminine flair. Opt for dresses and skirts and add girly details. The Cherokee drop-waist knit jumper is a fresh take on tradition, especially when layered over a smart blouse with frilly bow. Create a signature look with stand-out accessories like printed tights and add a dainty patterened bag and floppy hat. Young gentlemen will dress to impress in menswear staples like the Cherokee boys’ uniform blazer. Over a solid polo, the look becomes instantly debonair. Make your look feel effortlessly pulled together with a dashing bow-tie or popular book bag.
Share Your Indy Spirit
March to the beat of your own drum with festival-themed accessories that show off your personal interests. Rock your look with attitude by adding strong denim pieces over your Cherokee polo and flat front pants. Both boys and girls can trick out their denim pieces with buttons or artwork that show off their individuality. Embrace your rebel nature with fringed accessories and flower crowns or spiked backpacks and beanies– just make sure to remove your hat before class starts!
Right now all the Cherokee Uniforms are on sale at Target! And if you live in Missouri (AL, FL, SC, TX and VI), you are just in time for Tax Free Weekend August 7th-9th!
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I hope you have just as much shopping for your kids school uniforms as I did mine. Make sure you share your favorite styles with us!