Summer always seems to go by so fast! One minute you’re lying on the beach with friends, and the next you’re realizing all the Summer reading you still have to get done before the first class of the semester starts. Even though it happens every year, the quick transition between chilled-out BBQs and late=night studying can catch just about anyone off guard.
Here are some of the fun, back-to-school must haves that you can look forward to buying to get your semester off to a great start!
Back-to-School Must Haves This Year
No matter if you’re walking through a high school hallway or into a college lecture room, the first couple of weeks of school can be nerve-racking. Help yourself feel more positive by picking a few stylish wardrobe staples that you can wear over and over again. Think: the perfect pair of jeans, tailored shirts in complementary colors, and a neutral cardigan or two. Take time before the school year starts to find staples that fit your body type, so that no matter how little time you have between waking up and getting to class, you’ll feel comfortable and confident!
Fun Notebooks, Pens, and Highlighters.
Don’t overlook the importance of everyday supplies that make you happy! Whether you’re into glitter, bright colors, or pop culture, individualize your computer, folders, pens, and highlighters with your personal brand of creativity. It’ll help take the edge off those hour=long essay tests.
Much like those school supplies mentioned above, if you’re in junior high or high school, chances are you’ll be visiting your locker a few times a day, so create a space that makes you feel good every time you look inside. Photos of friends, reminders of achievements, and even a disco ball (!) can help you stay focused on the things that help you smile.
Self-Care and Beauty Items.
Don’t get caught unprepared rushing from class to class! Make sure you have a little makeup bag full of all your favorite self-care items, like extra deodorant, perfume, a travel mirror, concealer, lip balm, and if you deal with the occasional cold sore, Abreva. Abreva cream is small, discreet, and can help get rid of your cold sore in two-and-a-half days1 when used at the first sign.
Go-To Healthy Snacks.
Don’t let a packed schedule force you to sacrifice your health. Before the school year begins, come up with a few tried and true healthy snacks that you actually like and make sure you always have the ingredients at the ready. Maybe you’re into apples with almond butter, veggies and hummus, or even a nut-heavy trail mix with lots of healthy fats and protein. Whatever you fancy, make sure you have a few sustainable containers to help you carry your snacks in style.
1 Median getting rid of time 4.1 days. 25% of users got rid of in 2.5 days.