Back to School ~ Must Haves!

Hey there lovelies!

TGIF! It’s time for another beautiful weekend after a long week of work and no play. With summer almost over and heading back to school in the distance, I’ve been thinking a lot about packing, back to school shopping & all the must-haves I need before driving 3 hours back to Grand Valley! I go back to Grand Valley next Saturday, so I am officially down to the wire with everything I need to do & buy before going back! I thought since I am going into my 3rd year of college, I have basically perfected my back to school “must haves!”


Above are some of the”essentials” that you should always have when going back to school!

Backpack ~ I mean, how else are you going to carry around everything you need for class? Make sure it’s a sturdy one as well, the last thing you need, on top of stressing about classes, is a backpack that hurts your back, and isn’t well supported!

Wallet ~ I never go anywhere without my wallet. It’s crucial if I ever need to show ID or use my cash to pay for my extra large coffee in the mornings!

Cell Phone ~ This has to be a no brainer for most people. No matter where I go or what I do, I ALWAYS need my cell phone on me. You never know who might try to call you!

Comfy pair of shoes ~ One things for sure, you will be doing a TON of walking around campus! I suggest you get a pair of tennis shoes or Sperry’s boat shoe. Both are perfect options for the amount of steps that you will get in each day.

Jeans ~ At least every girl needs one pair of comfortable jeans that you can wear around campus. Jeans & a T-shirt is a timeless look for when you want the perfect mix of comfortable and casual.

Casual T-shirt ~ Like I said above, you can never go wrong with a comfortable T-shirt and  Jeans/ Leggings. It’s something easy to throw on & can easily be dressed up or down!

Laptop ~ Now, I don’t really have a MacBook, but I do have an HP Pavillion. Either way, entering college you NEED a good laptop! It’s probably the most important thing that will be on your college list.

Baseball Hat ~ For those days that your hair just won’t agree with you, or you honestly don’t want to do anything with it, just throw on a cute baseball cap! My go to is a Detroit Tigers hat, because I have to rep my city of course!

Sunglasses ~ Especially for those sunny end of summer/ fall days, you need a pair of sunglasses. I never leave home without my sunglasses!

Body Spray ~ I absolutely love body spray! It’s perfect for that little bit of fruity smell that you want, without being overwhelmingly strong as perfume.

Hand Lotion ~ I never leave my place without using a little hand lotion on my hands. It smells great, and who doesn’t love soft & smooth hands?!

Notebook/ Planner ~ Both notebooks and a planner are super important! I almost always prefer to write my notes down on paper, because I believe it helps me visualize better (that is unless, the class I am in requires me to take notes down on my laptop). Either way,  having both a notebook and planner are crucial to keep track of everything going on in your classes & personal agenda!

Water Bottle ~ Drinking water is very important. I’ve always been a huge water drinker, so I never leave my water bottle at home! I love my insulated stainless steel water bottle. It keeps my water ice cold for hours!

Headphones ( not listed) ~ When walking to class, I love listening to my music, so headphones is a must for me no matter where I am going!

Coffee Mug / Travel Mug ~ Whether at home or on the go, mugs are always needed! Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love to collect mugs! No matter where you are going, you should never leave without a fresh pot of coffee and a good travel mug!

Gum ~ I am a huge advocate for fresh breath, so I almost always have a pack of gum with me! I never leave home without it!

Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt ~ I love sweatshirts! It’s perfect for those in between cold and hot days to just cozy up and relax!

Blanket (Special Item) ~ Everyone needs a cozy blanket when they go back to school. I personally love my mermaid blanket! It’s not super big, it’s the perfect size to cozy up on my couch with a good book.

What are some of your back to school essentials? Please let me know! Have a fun and safe weekend everyone!

Sending Good Vibes