With school starting up for most students this month, we thought we’d give you an easy, go-to guide for the hottest trends in the classroom this fall. Whether it’s fashion, school supplies, or locker swag, we’ve got what you need to start your year right.
Large, floral prints are in, according to Seventeen. In fact, most trends this season are reminiscent of the ‘80s and early ‘90s, with baggy sweaters, pencil skirts, plaid flannels and flashy leggings making a comeback. Quirky graphic prints are taking the fashion world by storm, too, enabling students of every age to wear their interests, from pizza to puzzles to Pac-Man, literally on their sleeves (or legs!).
As school budgets are being cut, more and more of the items used daily in the classroom are becoming the responsibility of students and their parents to supply. Items that were once taken for granted in the classroom are now hot commodities between students, such as staplers, pencil sharpeners and hole-punchers. Luckily, office supply companies have swooped in with cute, colorful, and space-saving solutions to this problem. Mini staplers come in an array of colors, and students can even get colored staples to match! Hole-punchers now come in a thin, sleek design that fits easily into a three-ring binder, again in a variety of colors and only a few dollars. Students can equip their desks with style, by color-coordinating their supplies, or mixing it up, and be the envy of their classmates.
The locker is often a student’s first chance to personalize a little piece of the world outside their bedroom. Colorful shelves, magnetic decorations, mirrors, and organizers only scratch the surface of the trends for lockers now. If your school allows you to decorate the interior of your locker, a great, affordable way to bring a pop of color or design without much work is to use colorful or patterned book covers, which are easy to cut to the right shape and size and have a mild adhesive on the back that will make them easy to peel off at the end of the school year.