7 Back To School Essentials Every College Girl Needs

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It’s the start of the academic year again. And I always use moving back to campus as an excuse to splurge on some college survival essentials! Here are some of my favorite, must-have items for going back to school

 

1.

THE PERFECT PLANNER

A new planner for the academic year is essential and a key step into the adult world. Never forget assignments, appointments, or meetings with friends again! Try and pick one that has space for writing to-do lists too, this Gold Foil Any Year Daily Planner is perfect.

 

 

 

 

2.

COZY BLANKET

It doesn’t just keep you warm, it brightens up your room and makes it cozy! Wrap yourself up in your blanket while doing homework, watching Netflix or having a quick nap between classes. I live in my blanket during term time. We love this Amped fleece blanket, which comes in 4 different colors!

 

 

 

 

3.

TINTED MOISTURIZER

Half asleep for a midweek 8 AM, hungover on a Monday morning, late for a lecture? Combine your moisturizer with your foundation to make for a faster skincare routine. This NARS one is amazing – lightweight, excellent coverage, natural glow, and SPF 30. Could it be more perfect?

 

 

 

 

4.

AROMATHERAPY

After a long day of classes, or a heavy weekend of partying, relax in your room with some aromatherapy. Light a beautiful, gorgeous smelling candle and unwind. This New Look rosemary and mint scent smells fantastic and is really aesthetically pleasing in its rose gold jar.

 

 

 

 

5.

A GOOD SWEATSHIRT

Never underestimate the value of a good quality sweatshirt. It’s the staple college student piece – perfect for classes, lectures, meetings with tutors, hanging out with friends, or popping to the 7-11 for midnight munchies. Invest in a really excellent quality, long lasting one like this black Puma rollneck one.

 

 

 

 

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BATH & SHOWER PRODUCTS

Steaming up the bath or shower with the lovely fragrance of a shower gel is the best way to start your day (although you might never want to leave your bathroom and be late for class…!). Grab this Molton Brown Rosa Bath and Shower Gel, it smells amazing and can be used no matter what your bathroom situation is.

 

 

 

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A REALLY GOOD BACKPACK

Books, textbooks, notebooks, planner, purse, etc… You’ll be lugging a lot of stuff around campus, and so it’s important to invest in a really good backpack that will last you through your college career. Quality is key – you want good support to protect your back. Eastpak offer really good quality backpacks, and you can get cute ones like this Yoki Fashion Studded one.

 

 

And you’re all set! What other back to school college essentials will you be grabbing?

 


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Larissa Scotting

English Literature graduate turned freelance writer. Lover of books, tea, Dickens, and Otis Redding!

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