5 Back-To-School Essentials for the New Semester

Note: Content has been updated to reflect product availability on September 29th, 2021.

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As the school year quickly approaches, it’s not too early to think about what to supply your backpack with. Besides the traditional assortment of notebooks, pens, and pencils, you want to be able to look through your backpack knowing you’re covered for the day! Whether it’s a lunch bag to store all your fave snacks or earbuds for your walks to class, being prepared can soothe those first day jitters. Here are 5 must-haves to include in your gear for the new year.

1) Backpacks

Your everyday carry-all: the backpack. Store your books and every day accessories in something classic, or show off your style with something a little more eye-catching. Check out these fan faves.

2) Lunch Bags

Are you tired of your boring brown paper lunch bag that doesn’t keep your food fresh till lunchtime? Try something new and colorful with these selects for the school season ahead! They both feature insulated main compartments, which allows food to be kept warm or cold for hours. We bet your lunch bag will be the envy of the school yard.

3) Water Bottles

Just like your backpack, a water bottle is an important component to bring to school everyday. Sure, there are fountains at every corner, but carrying it with you is convenient and encourages you to stay hydrated all day long. With vacuum insulation to keep your water crisp and your hot drinks toasty, you won’t be caught anywhere without your Hydro Flask

4) Pencil Pouches

Cut the clutter! Pencil pouches are a backpack’s best friend. Store all your tools and necessities in one place without digging around your giant backpack. A colorful accessory that will have you taking any excuse to show it off, the JanSport Lil Wedge Rainbow Pouch will brighten all of your school days. If you enjoy more of a classic skate vibe, the Herschel Supply Co. x Santa Cruz Carry On Bag is for you! A simple Santa Cruz dot logo adds just the right amount of cool. Are you more of a wild child? Snag the JanSport Leopard Medium Accessory Pouch for a sassy punch of print.

5) Ear Bud Cases

Rock a hassle and tangle-free look this semester with wireless ear buds and stylish cases.  Crank up some tunes as you make your way to class or pop them on to get you in the zone for your study sessions.With added storage and protection, your mind will be put at ease as you stash them away in your backpack. 


From our variety of lunch bags to pins, don’t forget all of your supplies as you start school this fall. Head into one of our Tillys locations or find all these items online to complete your look. Good luck! 

Note: Content has been edited to reflect the latest back-to-school products and product availability. Updated: September 29th, 2021.