July 28, 2015

Top 5 essentials for college

Since back to school season is quickly creeping among us (*tears*) I thought it would be fun to do a back-to-school series on my blog. I'm going to show you my top five picks from school essentials to places to get dorm decor! Let me know if you're excited about this mini-series!

After having two years of college under my belt and about to start my third, I thought I should share what I think are essential to have in college. Keep in mind this in my opinion and based off of my experiences.

I cannot stress this enough.  Between exams, assignments, social events, and whatever else life decides to throw at you, you need to have an organized way to have them all written down. I seriously would be lost without my planner. My favorite planner has to be the Lilly Pulitzer agendas. They’re so colorful and have plenty of writing space for you write down all of your plans. Recently I have started using my Happy Planner, it's one of those block style planners where you plan morning, afternoon and night. There are a ton of planners out there, just find a planner that works best for you!


2.    A good backpack

Noticed I said good backpack, not a stylish backpack. I made the mistake my first year in college by getting cute, but not a practical backpack. The backpack I had didn’t have sturdy straps and it was the kind that had a drawstring closure, not a zipper. When you’re carrying your laptop, notebooks, binders, and snacks (yes, snacks) you’re going to need a backpack that can withstand all of that weight and be supportive on your shoulders. Also, I recommend getting one that zips up because every time I put my laptop inside my drawstring backpack I was terrified it was just going to fall out. Right now I have been using a backpack from Victoria’s Secret PINK and it’s been working great so far. Remember, good backpack not stylish. When you’re walking around campus lugging all of your things you’ll thank me later.



Stay hydrated! I feel like this is kind of self-explanatory. Save the environment and stay hydrated. Plus, you don’t have to awkwardly leave in the middle of class when you need to take a sip of water. I have a really cute pink glass one from Forever 21!



4.    A portable charger

If you’re like me and take night classes or go to school 4 hours away from home it’s best to have a charged phone on you at all times (for safety reasons and Instagram creeping, of course). I always get paranoid when I’m out walking from class with a dead phone, especially at night. You never know when you need to call for a ride home or to tell your roommate that you locked yourself out from your apartment. I rather am safe than sorry. I got mine from Wal-Mart for $10 and it’s been working great so far!



Nothing is more miserable than going to class on a Monday morning in a super cute dress and sandals only to have it downpour on you half way through your walk (can you tell I'm speaking from experience?). Be prepared ladies and gents. Pack an umbrella in your bag and check the weather before you head out! I recommend having a good rain jacket in case it does rain and a pair of cute rain boots wouldn't hurt either!


Those were all, in my opinion, the essentials you need for college. I hope this helped some of you out and for those of you starting college this fall, I hope you have an amazing time! Soak everything in and have fun!

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