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Although it seems like it (to me anyway), the first day of a new semester is always nerve racking. I try not to think about it by focusing on what I need to bring on the first day back-my mind is weird, don’t judge.

Here’s my first day needs list:

First Day of a new semester needs

1. A kick-a&! outfit!-I may be a junior/senior, but I will always dress up (somewhat) on the first day. After all first impressions aren’t everything but they’re f*$%ing important! Think my preppy essentials post Shop my first day look here:

2. Versatile purse/bag– My go-to bag is a cross body, but I’ve seen some awesome shoulder, tote and all other bags. Make sure it’s something that carries all your needs.

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3. Notebook and pens– Please don’t be the person who shows up to class without a pen and paper. All your notes and stuff may be typed, but you never know when the teacher will ask for something to be turned in immediately or something. Target has the cutest school and office supplies.

4. Phone or tablet– The rant on bringing notebooks and pens over, bring a digital device that can access internet! Pretty much all my teachers tell us to access the course syllabus on the school website. So instead of wasting trees, bring your phone!

5. A flash drive/student I.D.- I put these together because they’re both on my lanyard so I can’t lose either.

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Most (okay all) of my classes require computer work and sometimes that work needs to be saved and worked on at home hence a flash drive (one time a student didn’t have one so the professor gave her a floppy disk- long story short, she didn’t know what it was 😂).

ok all students/previous students, who goes anywhere without their I.D./student I.D.?

Tip: put your flash drive and your I.D. on the same lanyard so that you’re never without either-add keys if you want.

What do you bring on the first day back?

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  • All great items to have! Good luck with the semester!

  • Makaela Premont

    Definitely great picks to have a great first day! I definitely need to start keeping a flash drive on me because I’m always losing them. My go to for the first day is comfy shoes, especially when you don’t know where all of your classes are

    -xo, Makaela

  • Miss ALK

    Aww this post makes me miss college a little! Good luck with the new semester 🙂 A flash drive was def an essential!

    xoxo A

    • Especially for computer type majors!

  • I’d need a big ass coffee and a cute new water bottle too!


    • Haha that’s a give in for me! I picked classes in the mid-morning stage so I’m somewhat awake lol.

  • Yes, kick butt outfit will give you a hugeness boost of confidence & you get you started off on the right foot. Also, this is random but I always had to have gum on me when in class. It’s less distracting then food + it makes my breath smell good.

    Grace | miss-graciela.blogspot.com

  • I always love wearing a cute new outfit for the first day of school.

    • Yes! Best part of my day is picking out an outfit haha.

  • haha i still use my student id and bring it with me everywhere! i seriously can’t get enough!

  • Wearing a cute outfit on the first day is always a must! Of course these are all essential for your first day of school.

    • Haha I remember the days when I brought practically everything to school with me.

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    These are all must haves for school! Love that outfit!

  • Allison Ellzey

    I love these essentials and NEED that purse in my life even though I’m not going back to school!

  • Adriana

    I love your picks! Definitely essentials – I have to share this with my sister, she’s starting college next week!

  • Haha I just love your picks! They’re all the same ones I’d take my first day, including some snacks and a portable charger.

    • Omg my portable charger never leaves my purse except to charge lol.

  • In love with the outfit you posted! That blush pink shirt is SUPER pretty! xo

    • I’m in love with everything blush pink right now haha.

  • With all the picks above, any girl will have a great first day back!!

    Diary of a Debutante

  • Pens, high liters and everything that would make taking notes fun lol

    • Haha that’s definitely a must!!

  • Thena

    These looks are great, love the put together of it!

  • Rachel Lavern

    This post has good tips for other students. Much success to you!

  • thesophiadiaries

    definitely great things to need! I’m surprised you forgot a water bottle 😉

    • Haha I’m surprised I forgot it also.

  • Anna Hubbard

    These are all essential for the first day of a new semester!

  • Having a new outfit on the first day of a new school year always makes me feel more confident!

  • Sarah Kranz

    I have definitely forgotten a notebook or pen before, so embarrassing, definitely a must have!

    • Gosh yes! I’ve done that too, at least it was an ice breaker!

  • Toya Smith

    I love the look you chose especially the Kate Spade. Great post!

  • Acup Ofassamtea

    Lovely post. You are right about having good outfit. surely counts.

  • Trecee Hutchinson

    Good outfits were essential when I was in school. I have forgotten pens more than I like to admit. Great post!