Back to School


You may not want to face it, but it’s that time again … when summer comes to an end and we gear up for a new school year. I can remember spending hours shopping with my mom and younger sister. Although I was mourning the loss of my summer freedom, I was excited to pick out school supplies and that all important, first-day outfit. First impressions are everything, right?

Well, this selection of must-haves should help take the edge off shopping for the perfect back-to-school items. From notebooks and planners that show your personal style, to cute graphic tees that say exactly who you are. And if you know of anyone between three and four feet tall who is obsessed with crime-fighting turtles, skip the screen-printed bag and turn them into a turtle with this adorable “shell” backpack we found at Target.

The classic Converse Chuck Taylor® sneakers in a fun, new design and neutral colors go with almost anything. Opt for leather instead of canvas for easier cleaning.

High school and college students: pull your look together with a smart blazer from Kohl’s. A nice fall color or a basic black style will add an extra element of interest and professionalism.

However you decide to express yourself this fall, be sure to have fun … and do your homework!


Photography by Eric Dutro


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