Back-to-school season is the time to reinvent yourself.
Whether you‘re looking to develop a whole new aesthetic that better represents you or you‘re just searching for a couple of striking new staple pieces to look and feel your most confident in, now‘s the time to do it! Don‘t know where to start? Here are a few of our favorite pieces that are just the thing for heading back to class.
PILLOWPIA The French Market Bag No. 2: $18
If backpacks just don‘t fit your aesthetic, why not rock a different kind of bag this school year? PILLOWPIA‘s The French Market Bag has a comfy strap and a drawstring dust bag that comes in all kinds of cute colors, with a versatile look that makes it just as appropriate for a visit to the farmer‘s market or beach day as it is for the classroom. Plus, when you don‘t need it, it balls up super small so you don‘t have to worry about toting around a bulky bag.
Home Room Dinosaur Organic Canvas Tote: $35
If you‘re someone who loves dinosaurs (and who doesn‘t?), this tote just might have your name written all over it. It‘s made from organic canvas, and while it may not be massive, it is mighty, featuring 10 dinosaurs—or eight dinosaurs, a pteranodon and a mosasaur, to be more precise. We love that it‘s simple but still perfect for showing off your personality.
(via Home Room)
The Retro Bag Revv Backpack: $119
In the case you are looking for a backpack, but want to try out something that looks grown-up as well as functional, there‘s The Retro Bag‘s Revv Backpack. It‘s made from cruelty-free vegan leather, with a laptop sleeve, two full-length compartments, an exterior compartment and a cell phone/wallet pocket, making it ultra-functional while being able to withstand whatever you throw at it.
(via The Retro Bag)
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Taylor Jay Honey & Champagne Face Mask: $18
While face masks aren‘t always a requirement, we still think it‘s good to have one around just in case—and it‘s just polite to wear one when you‘re feeling under the weather! Your mask might as well be as stylish as it is practical, and Taylor Jay‘s masks, made from repurposed cotton, are soft, washable and super breathable while also looking great. They also come in a number of color combos, but this honey and champagne version happens to be our favorite.
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Ninfa Handmade Salad Necklace: $95
Looking to make a statement with your accessories this school year? We think this unique necklace from Ninfa Handmade does the job nicely, featuring five adorable charms representing different garden vegetables. It‘s unlike anything we‘ve seen before and is sure to turn a few heads.
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This year, cute hair clips have been all the rage, and Hoshiny has some of the cutest we‘ve ever seen—particularly the ones featuring adorable pups. Whether you prefer simple beret clips to get your bangs out of your face or big claw clips to accentuate your updo, these dogs will be your best friend.
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Casio BABY-G BG169M-4: $79
Just because we have our phones on us at all times these days doesn‘t mean watches still can‘t make great accessories, especially when they go perfectly with our outfits. This BABY-G watch from Casio is sporty, yet casual, comes in a chic baby pink color and also tells you the date and day of the week, in addition to the time, to keep you on top of your schedule.
West Angel The Year Necklace: $46
Custom jewelry is one of our favorite trends at the moment, and there‘s something about birth year necklaces that we just can‘t resist. There isn‘t a year that doesn‘t look awesome in the edgy Olde English font of West Angel‘s The Year Necklace, so wear your birth year with pride.
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Studiocult Big Mood Ring: $60
While the phrase “mood ring“ might call to mind images of color-changing gems from the ‘90s, Studiocult takes a different approach with their Big Mood Ring. It‘s chunky and bold, with the happiest of faces to get you in the right mindset for the best school days ever.
mazi + zo Zodiac Sign Necklace: $66+
If you consider your zodiac sign to be an important part of who you are as a person, we‘re pretty sure you will love these simple zodiac symbol necklaces from mazi + zo. They have necklaces in both gold and silver for every sign of the zodiac, so from fiery, brash Aries to emotional and dreamy Pisces, they‘ll have you covered.
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American Giant Everyday Short Sleeve Sweatshirt: $70
We‘re currently in that awkward time between seasons, where it can still be too warm to rock adorable long-sleeve sweatshirts, but this Everyday Short Sleeve Sweatshirt from American Giant seems tailor-made for back-to-school. It takes the classic sweatshirt look and shortens the sleeves, utilizing a light French terry fabric to look breezy and cool no matter which way the weather may turn.
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Beginning Boutique Thrills Never Forget Slouch Tofu Crew Sweater: $84.99
Beginning Boutique has our favorite summer styles and cute crops, but if your school has a strict dress code, you can still rock the brand with this slouchy crew sweater. While the look is relaxed, the graphic text reading “Thrills“ also lets the world know you‘re up for an adventure.
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Chaser is a cool and contemporary brand that has so many cute pieces that it was a struggle to pick just a couple to highlight, but we think these pieces are the perfect intersection between casual and fashion-forward. The cable knit sweater vest takes one of our fave fall styles and makes it even more fun with short sleeves, while the lace-front raglan is perfect for any season and occasion.
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Adanola Oversized Funnel Neck Zip Sweatshirt: $80
For those times you want to be comfortable while looking effortlessly cute, there‘s this Oversized Funnel Neck Zip Sweatshirt from Adanola. While it‘s great for lounging, it can also be styled up with the right pair of jeans, making it as versatile as it is stylish.
We‘re very much looking forward to the arrival of fall and the chance to wear cozy, cool looks, which is why we‘re obsessed with what Saltwater Luxe has to offer. The Lila Sweater is an oversized grungy flannel in autumn black and brown—the ideal layer protecting you from the elements when the weather chills down—while their Jed Sweater is sweet and feminine with a lovely crochet pattern and unique sleeve silhouette.
(via Saltwater Luxe)
Tiger Mist Miller Jumper: $49.50
If you can‘t tell already, we‘re way into cute sweaters for fall 2022, and this distressed Miller Jumper doesn‘t look like anything that‘s already in your closet. It‘s semi-sheer in the areas where it‘s distressed, with a fold-over turtle neck and relaxed fit. It‘s also cropped, so pair it with high-waisted jeans for a stunning, school-friendly look.
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Sandrine Rose is a great fashion brand focused on relaxed luxury pieces, and their denim apparel is unmatched. Their skinny jean looks are timeless, with just the right amount of stretch to make them comfy yet slimming, and their oversized boyfriend jacket is one you‘ll be wearing for years to come. Wearing denim on denim has never looked better.
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OOFOS Women‘s OOMG Low Shoe: $139.95
School days leaving your feet aching? You may need to invest in an ultra-supportive pair of shoes, like OOFOS‘ Women‘s OOMG Low Shoe. All shoes from OOFOS are designed to relieve pressure on your feet and joints, reducing fatigue and pain, and this one, in particular, has a super clean tennis aesthetic for all occasions. They‘re also stretchy, breathable and ridiculously comfortable.
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Betsey Johnson 80th Birthday Johnny Black/White Boots: $89
Combat boots aren‘t going anywhere this season, and if you‘re looking for a pair with an extra bit of edge, we recommend these 80th Birthday Johnny Boots from Betsey Johnson. The black widow pattern is also perfect for letting the world know you‘re beautiful but deadly.
(via Betsey Johnson)
Retrospec Quip Mini Cruiser Skateboard: $33.99
If you need an easy way to zip across campus (and your school allows them), this Retrospec Quip Mini Cruiser Skateboard is it. It‘s compact, so you don‘t have to lug around anything massive, yet big enough to bring you wherever you need to go. It also comes in great colors, making it a stylish accessory even when it‘s not in use.
Still trying to put together the perfect first day of school look? We have 10 stylish suggestions for you HERE.