We just moved to a new city and a new school. The dress code in our new school is so strict. They can only wear solid colored shirts that are navy blue, white, grey, purple, pink, or teal. That sounds almost like a uniform to me. They can wear shorts or jeans, so that least that is good. I really don't like such a strict dress code. I understand why you'd want to ban certain items, but that is too extreme.
Neither of my boys had any shirts that abide by that dress code. They have a lot of striped shirts, but they can't wear striped. So, we had to do some major clothes shopping. Luckily, Academy, a sports apparel store was loaded with uniform-type clothes that fit into the dress code. They were decently-priced, only $5.99, and we took advantage of the tax-free weekend in Texas to buy their clothes, so we shopped well.
They're all set to start school on Monday.