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'The first day back to school, you never want to wear your best outfit. You're setting the bar too high for yourself! Then the rest of the school year, you'll feel so much pressure! Wear something cute, but save your best outfit for a day when no one expects it.' - Bethany Mota

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Hey guys, it's your girl Yasmin dishing up you lovely lot yet another article. I've decided not to do a WHI related article, but instead (as you can probably tell by the title), I'll be doing a little guide about back to school essentials. I know some of you guys have started going back to school/college/university already whilst some of you a dreading the first day of the school year (like myself, I start on Wednesday 6th help). But not to worry hopefully, I'll try and make your time at school more easier and enjoyable with what I'm going to be talking to you guys about below, so grab a snack and let's get into this...

STOCKING UP ON SUPPLIES

Even though I don't particularly enjoy going back to school, I do LOVE shopping for school supplies, every single year I just imagine myself walking into class with a cute notebook and a collection of sharpies, which could possibly have every shade of every colour in existence. A week before I head back to school I browse online for aesthetically pleasing stationery on Kikki.K, and other sites for the most LOVELY school stuff and realising that the prices are not so lovely. However, if you live in the UK (I'm not sure about other countries, I'm sorry), Wilko have the cutest and tumblr-y equipment at such an incredible price - £3 for a gorgeous, well-made A4 notebook? Yes please. I'm not going to lie, the novelty of having cute stationery does wear off after a month of being back at school, but it's still a good idea anyway to bring a little bit of sunshine to the gloomy concept and experience of going back to school. Below I've compiled a list of school supplies to make your life easier for you guys, obviously pick and choose the supplies according to your classes and what your school already provides you with:

  • pencil case
  • pencils
  • pens
  • highlighters
  • rubbers/erasers
  • binders
  • notebooks
  • folders
  • plain paper
  • graph paper
  • water bottle & lunch box
  • pencil sharpener
  • glue
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • planner
  • sticky notes
  • calculator
  • tipex
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GET YOURSELF SOME CUTE ARM (OR BACK) CANDY

No, I'm not talking about a partner when I say this, so don't worry to those lovely lot who are embracing the single life. Don't you feel so much more confident when you have a cute bag when you step through the school gates? You can literally find really stunning bags suiting to your budget and personal style in so many stores now, I bought the most beautiful black backpack with adorable blush pink flower embroidery for £15 - honestly, even if you're on a tight budget you can find your dream bag, you just gotta keep looking, and before you know it you'll be turning heads (for the right reasons, of course) all over campus.

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MAKE THE HALLWAYS YOUR RUNWAY

Another tip for you guys, and this is more of a confident boost type of essential, and that is to get yourself cute outfits. I'm not saying to fork out hundreds on a whole new wardrobe and buy everything that is in trend at the moment to 'fit in' or be like the popular kids. However, if you are on the hunt for some new clothes for back to school, Lulus.com has the most amazing clothes at such an amazing quality, and you can enjoy $15 off your order, all you have to do is use the promo code 'take15' at the checkout. These are just some of the looks you can get your hands on at Lulus.com:

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It's all about being comfortable with yourself, whether you do keep up with trends or not, whatever makes you the most comfortable and the most happiest is what you should keep in mind when you're picking out an outfit. At the end of the day, in 5 years nobody is going to remember or even care if you wore those Adidas NMDs to school. You're at school/college/uni for your education and that should be the main priority, not what you look like. It's just nice to have a confidence boost, especially at school, I mean its a fact that whenever you feel confident, you perform better academically.

So there you have it guys, I really hope you enjoyed this article. Please let me know if you would like me to write about anything in particular in my articles, I'd love to hear from you. I'm planning on doing another back to school article, which will be released NEXT FRIDAY, and that article is highly requested, so I can't let you guys down. Talk to you guys soon.

Lots of love, Yasmin

xoxo

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