Back to School Must Haves

It is never too early to begin thinking going back to school. We just have to switch our brains from family vacations, summer camp and long days of nothing but sunshine. Before you know it, everyone will be concentrating on getting good grades, meeting new teachers and making new friends.

Getting ready to go back to school is an excellent time to discover what's trending in school supplies like backpacks and fashion accessories. One of the most promising things about many of the newest products to hit the market is how easy they are to coordinate with a variety of outfits. It doesn't matter whether you prefer a casual look or enjoy dressing to impress, there is sure to be something that meets your approval.

Classic look for carrying books


An essential item that everyone needs is a backpack to carry textbooks, notebooks, tablet or laptop. When it comes to taking your belongings back and forth to class everyday, your style definitely needs to meet function.

Today's backpacks come in styles that closely resemble fine luggage usually reserved for vacations at elegant resorts. Herschel Supply has just the thing for fall with its sturdy Sydney Backpack. Especially designed for those who carry medium-sized loads, it's slightly smaller size befits its subtle sophistication. While the exterior is known for its use of buttons, areas such as its key clip should not go unnoticed.

Healthy eyes make for better grades

Before the school year starts, it's always a good idea to have your eyes examined. If you require prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, you'll be set before you even set foot in class. Being able to read easily or see across the classroom clearly is always a head start to higher grades.

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Don’t forget that eyeglasses are one of the first things people notice about you. They can make or break outfits, project your personality and of course help you see better! Designer frames come in a wide variety of shapes and materials like plastic, tortoise shell, silver and gold. Looking for something specific? Let us help you find the right fit!

Grab a drink and be on your way

Studies have shown students who are hydrated have better concentration and more sustained energy throughout the day. Proper hydration can also help with immune system functions and relieving cold symptoms, so make sure you have a drink close by!

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Our absolute favorite way to carry around water and smoothies is by using Bando’s “Lady of Leisure” drinking tumbler. It comes with a built in drinking straw in your choice of either a solid color or kicky original pattern. Not only is it fun to look at, but this sports tumbler keeps your drink cool until you're ready to enjoy it. You'll be able to savor it on your ride to school or as you walk to class. Easily hand washable, you'll never go thirsty again.

Comfortable flashback sneakers

Ensuring your feet are comfortable will go a long way to make any school day more enjoyable. Nothing beats walking to school in cute sneakers which are super cozy.


Walk the halls in these old school Nintendo kicks by Vans. In true Vans fashion these are super comfy with padded collars, canvas and suede uppers and even have custom “game over” outsoles.

Sunglasses for fun and good eye health

Whether you need to wear sunglasses with prescription lenses or non-prescription lenses, it is important to be aware of how well your eyes are protected from the sun. UV protection is necessary all year round, not just during the summer months. Outside activities are best when one is wearing sunglasses with a tint that limits the strength of the sun and lets the wearer safely see outdoors.

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Our choice for this fall is the classic Ray Ban Wayfarer. The Wayfarer is the most recognizable sunglass style in history and is also available in tortoise. This particular frame has a signature classic look that exudes a type of effortless, casual appeal all while upping the ante in style, and it’s affordable. For outdoor activities and sports, ask us about getting a pair of prescription sunglasses.

These are our quick picks for back to school! What are yours?