It’s time for school again and I am probably more excited than my daughter. I can’t help it! I love back to school shopping, searching for the cutest new clothes and shoes, and then hitting up office supply stores for all the other essentials. I mean, so much has changed since I was a kid. We didn’t have awesome glittery (yet practical) shoes or pens that doubled as highlighters. We had scrunchies and spandex (I still cringe when I look at the pictures), and my pens were basically just pens (boring!). I want my daughter to enjoy the back to school buzz and feel confident, both in her own skin and in the clothes we squeal over at the Gap. That’s why I decided to do a little research and find all the best, most stylish back to school essentials that will help her relax and actually look forward to the fall semester. Check out my top picks.
Alex Richards is a Brooklyn-based young adult writer with a background in photography and television production. She loves making no-budget horror flicks with her friends, cooking, crafting, exploring, and being silly with her two kids, awesome husband, and lazy cats. In addition to her young adult novel, Back Talk, Alex writes for New York Family Magazine, and works with ASAP, a South African organization supporting rural communities of women caring for vulnerable children.