Back to School Essentials


This time of year always gets me giddy. If you've read my post on back to school style, you'll know why. There's just something about the end of summer, beginning of fall. It's like there's a whole new set of possibilities and opportunities with the onset of a new school year. There are so many things to learn and do, people to meet, places to explore. Start your year off in the best way possible! I have curated a list of 10 things that will make your school year (or final quarter, if you aren't a student anymore :)) chic, comfortable and fun! Ready? Let's go!

back to school essentials


1. Laptop Cover

Who wants a boring old laptop when you can customize it? Let your personality shine with a laptop skin. This one is from Decal Girl, where you can choose a pre-designed skin or design one that fits you! Let your creativity run wild!

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2. Agenda

Between the lectures, homework, extracurricular activities and social schedule, school is busy! Keep track of everything with a cute agenda. I love this one from Kate Spade.

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3. Coffee Mug

There will be late nights and early mornings. For those nights you stay up until 2am finishing your research paper for your 8am class, there is coffee. Sip yours from a cute to-go mug. I love this white and pink one from Bando. Because, well, coffee is life.

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4. Headphones

Headphones are a must! Maybe you live with loud roommates or you just need some quiet at the library.  There's nothing like some stylish headphones and a rocking playlist to help you make it through your study session. I dig these rose gold earphones from Beats by Dre.

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5. Pens

I never liked taking notes on my computer. I actually never liked taking notes. But these beautiful pens from Kate Spade would have made note-taking just a little more fun. And pens are an absolute necessity, so why not get super cute ones?

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6. Notebook

For all your lecture notes, thoughts during class and general change-the-world-ideas, you're gonna need a notebook. Or a few. I love this pack of three notebooks!

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7. Cell Phone Charger

Because when you aren't furiously writing down lecture notes in your cute new notebooks with your fancy pens, you're probably on your phone. And even if you aren't student, you're probably on your phone. When there's email to answer, tweets to tweet, Instagram feed to check, snaps to storify, your phone battery can drain quickly. Keep a backup charger ready to go so you never miss a beat!

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8. Pencil Case

You're going to need something adorable to keep your fancy pens with you. This pencil case was created by a Calgary-based artisan called Majesty Industries. If you live in the area, you can find more of her stuff at Greater Goods. If not, I highly recommend checking out her Etsy page for all the vegan leather goods your heart could desire.

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9. Camera

Capture every moment of your year with a compact, high quality camera. I love this pink digital camera from Sony. Perfectly portable, ready to whip out at any moment to snap that memory.

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10. Water Bottle

Stay hydrated (with something other than white wine spritzers and coffee) all day long with this adorable water bottle from Ello.

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What are you favorite back to school essentials?

XO _ britt