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30 Essential Items To Make Your Back To School Stylish But Practical

Zoom or not, these products will have people hitting you up in the DMs.
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If binging Bump has reminded us of anything, it’s that the new school semester is just around the corner. And in 2021, the idea of going back to school looks… a little different than usual. 

WATCH: The stars of Bump reveal how they have ‘the talk’ with teenagers

For starters, we’re living in a not-so-post-COVID-19 world where we’re semi-studying-from-home, like, beyond doing your homework in the arvo. School could kinda be shut down at any moment and exams done over Zoom.

So, looking for the perfect items to prepare to go back to school can be a bit challenging. Dw tho, here at Girlfriend, we’ve got you. From laptops to work from home, to adorable lunch boxes and essential notebooks, here are the 30 items you’ll need to not only stay on top of things this semester, but look cute, chic and stylish as hell.

Best Back To School Products Australia

Best School Shoes

Virginia Shoe
Dr. Martens Women’s 8065 Virginia Shoe (Dr. Martens).

Dr. Martens Women’s 8065 Virginia Shoe, $89.99 on Kogan.

Clarks Venture Star
Clark’s Venture Star Youth Leather Bow Trim Back To School Shoes (Clark’s)

Clark’s Venture Star Youth Leather Bow Trim Back To School Shoes, $165 on Kogan.

Dr Martens 8065 Mary Jane Low Top Shoe
Dr. Martens 8065 Mary Jane Low Top Shoe (Dr. Martens)

Dr. Martens 8065 Mary Jane Low Top Shoe, $149.99 on Kogan.

Clarks Women’s Juliet Palm Shoe
Clark’s Women’s Juliet Palm Shoe (Clark’s)

Clark’s Women’s Juliet Palm Shoe, $79.99 on Kogan.

Slip Resistant Leather Low Top Shoe
Dr. Martens 1461 Slip Resistant Leather Low Top Shoe (Dr. Martens)

Dr. Martens 1461 Slip Resistant Leather Low Top Shoe, $149.99 on Kogan.

Best School Backpacks

Pink Panther Backpack in Ice Cream
Pink Panther Backpack in Ice Cream (Kawaii Pen Shop).

Pink Panther Backpack in Ice Cream, est. $82.62 AUD on Kawaii Pen Shop.

Settlement by Herschel
Settlement (Herschel)

Settlement by Herschel backpack, $110 on The Iconic.

Adidas Originals 3D geo backpack in silver
Adidas Originals 3D geo backpack in silver (Adidas)

Adidas Originals 3D geo backpack in silver, $29.75 (-57% off) on ASOS.

Sailor Moon Backpack
Sailor Moon Backpack (Etsy).

Sailor Moon Backpack by MuyiFashionStore, $47.69 on Etsy.

ASOS DESIGN backpack in lilac moire with dog-clips
Lilac Backpack with Dog-clips (ASOS)

ASOS DESIGN backpack in lilac moire with dog-clips, $22.00 on ASOS.

Best School Lunch Boxes

Multi Stacking Cats Backpack + Lunch Box Combo by Eco-Chic
Multi Stacking Cats Backpack + Lunch Box Combo (Eco-Chic)

Multi Stacking Cats Backpack + Lunch Box Combo by Eco-Chic, $25 on Peter’s of Kensington.

Monbento Tresor Layered Lunch Box - Hello Kitty Edition
Monbento Tresor Layered Lunch Box – Hello Kitty Edition (Monbento)

Monbento Tresor Layered Lunch Box – Hello Kitty Edition, $54.99 on Catch.

STACKABLE LUNCH BOX VANILLA: LIVING WELL
Stackable Lunch Box Vanilla in Living Well (kikki.K).

Stackable Lunch Box Vanilla in Living Well, $29.99 by kikki.K.

Best School Accessories

hair scrunchie
Hair scrunchies (ASOS)

My Accessories London Exclusive multipack x 2 scrunchie in satin with stair detail, $16 on ASOS.

Disney Bracelets
Disney Princess-themed Bracelets (Etsy).

Disney Princess-themed Bracelets by RubyMoonKids, $7.22 on Etsy.

Pink Swirl Heart Statement Ring
Pink Swirl Heart Statement Ring (Pandora).

Pink Swirl Heart Statement Ring, $179 on Pandora.

Tiffany & Co Mini Double Heart Tag Pendant
Tiffany & Co Mini Double Heart Tag Pendant (Tiffany & Co).

Tiffany & Co Mini Double Heart Tag Pendant, $239 on Kogan.

Red & Pink Hearts Clip
Red & Pink Hearts Clip (Pandora).

Red & Pink Hearts Clip, $49 on Pandora.

Best School Laptops

13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB storage
13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB storage (Apple)

13-inch MacBook Air with 256GB storage, $1439 on Apple Store.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Pro 7, $1299 on Kogan.

ASUS 15.6” Laptop
ASUS 15.6” Laptop (ASUS)

ASUS 15.6” Laptop, $889 on Kogan.

Best School Notebooks & Diaries

Cahier Large Ruled Notebook 3pce by Moleskine
Cahier Large Ruled Notebook 3pce (Moleskine)

Cahier Large Ruled Notebook 3pce by Moleskine, $15 on Peter’s of Kensington.

Classic Hard Cover Ruled Notebook Red Large by Moleskine
Classic Hard Cover Ruled Notebook Red Large (Moleskine)

Classic Hard Cover Ruled Notebook Red Large by Moleskine, $26 on Peter’s of Kensington.

2021 A5 Spiral Weekly Diary
2021 A5 Spiral Weekly Diary (kikki.k)

2021 A5 Spiral Weekly Diary, $21.60 on kikki.K.

Washi Tape
Daisy Khaki Washi Tape (Typo)

Washi Tape 5Pk in Fruity by Typo, $9.99 on Cotton On.

Black Graphic Grid Combo Washi Tape (Typo)
Black Graphic Grid Combo Washi Tape (Typo)

Washi Tape 5Pk in Black Grid Combo by Typo, $9.99 on Cotton On.

Best School Stationery

Metal Retractable Ballpoint Pen 3Pk in Blush
Metal Retractable Ballpoint Pen 3Pk in Blush (kikki.K)

Metal Retractable Ballpoint Pen 3Pk in Blush, $15.99 on kikki.K.

Square Up Highlighters (Typo)
Square Up Highlighters (Typo)

Square Up Highlighter 5Pk by Typo, $7.99 on Cotton On.

Coloured Pens Hexagon Set (Muji)
Coloured Pens Hexagon Set (Muji)

Colour Pen Hexagonal (10 Colours Set), $9.50 on Muji.

Mini Ruler (Typo)
Mini Ruler (Typo)

Mini Ruler by Typo, $2.99 on Cotton On.

Pencil Case in Blush (kikki.K)
Pencil Case in Blush (kikki.K)

Pencil Case in Blush, $19.99 on kikki.K.

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