12 back-to-school essentials
The summer holidays are finally here, but before you pack away the uniforms and box up the books, it's worth spending the time getting next year's school essentials sorted before holiday mode takes over. From smart shoes to stationery so good you'll wish you kept it for yourself, here are the back-to-school essentials that'll get your kids off to a flying start come September.Shop Now
1. Case in point
Beautiful stationery makes light of hard work and little ones will be itching to get cracking when they’ve got as gorgeous a pencil case as this one.
Sara Miller, Parrots pencil case, £20
3. Thirsty work
We all know keeping hydrated is key to concentration but sometimes water just isn’t that tempting. The infusion section of this bottle means you can pop in all manner of fruit and be left with a flavour that’s much more appealing.
Asobu, Flavour It 2 Go Water Bottle, £12.99
5. Shoulder to shoulder
A great school bag is one that fits everything in without being too overbearing and uncomfortable. This one scores full marks on practicality and aces on the fashion front too.
Superdry, Trinity Montana Rucksack, £34.99
6. Colour in
The trendiest shoe in the playground this September? These Lelli Kelly shoes, which come with colourful pens for customising the star design.
Lelli Kelly, Girls' Colour School Dolly Star Shoes, £55
7. Fruit crush
This bold lunch box is almost as tempting as the food you’ll pop inside. Dishwasher safe too, it’s a win win.
Sunnylife, Watermelon Eco Lunch Box, £13
9. Making waves
Practical? Check. Stylish? Check. Keep his swim kit looking great with some statement but not too outlandish swim shorts.
Pepe Jeans, Guido Swimwear, £22
10. Time to shine
Alongside the sea of navy, white and black, a watch is the school-goers opportunity to accessorise. Choose a grown-up and sophisticated watch like this and although she’s wearing a uniform, she’ll still feel she’s got on a touch of glamour.
Cluse, La Bohème Rose Gold Watch, £79.95
11. Cosy toes
Colourful socks make sorting through the drying a whole lot easier and getting socks and shoes on a mile more fun.
Tommy Hilfiger, Boys Small Flag Logo Stripe 2 Pack Socks, £9