Back to School Staples

By Emma Childs

Fall is just around the corner and that means changing leaves, apple cider, and…the return of school. For some this is an exciting time and they can enjoy getting back into a routine but for others, it is one giant meltdown. But one way to avoid as much damage to ones mental state as possible, is to be prepared. With these essentials it will help ease the transition from summer to school! Here is a list of some school staples all found at local Cape Cod shops.

Statement necklaces– After the initial weekly rotation of clothes planned out to every detail, I usually run out of ideas and have to scramble the night before or the morning of to pull  an outfit together. With a statement necklace it makes it super easy to add something to any outfit and make it look chic with the addition of one simple accessory! A simple dress, a graphic tee shirt, a big chunky sweater… while wearing a statement necklace you will look sophisticated and like you planned out what your wearing-even if you had to throw it on as you run out of the door after slamming snooze 5 times.

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These necklaces are from Green Eyed Daisy in Falmouth

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This necklace is from Cape Chic in Falmouth.
Sturdy bags– These are key to be able to lug all your books around school and of course, still look fashionable. And it is also helpful to have smaller zip-up bags to store inside that can hold anything you want- pencils, beauty supplies, candy, etc.
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The bags are all from Vagabond in Falmouth.
The bags are all from Vagabond in Falmouth.
Sweaters-High School buildings are known for having random and temperamental heating and cooling systems, so layering is key! Light cardigans are great pieces because they can help transition summer pieces into easy fall wear! Have a favorite summer sun dress? Throw a soft cardigan over it to make it instantly seasonally appropriate!

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These sweaters are straight from Liberty House.
These sweaters are straight from Liberty House.
These sweaters are from Green Eyed Daisy in Falmouth.
These sweaters are from Green Eyed Daisy in Falmouth.
Leggings– When I think of Autumn, one of the first items that comes to mind is leggings. These beauties are an awesome go-to outfit staple that can make you look cute yet still casual. But remember, leggings are not the same as pants so layering is key.
These leggings are from Liberty House in Falmouth.
These leggings are from Liberty House in Falmouth.

 

Wearable light jacket– Fall mornings are especially crisp so why not look cute and still be warm?

 

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These wonderful jackets are from Green Eyed Daisy in Falmouth.
This lovely jacket is from Cape Chic in Falmouth.
This lovely jacket is from Cape Chic in Falmouth.
Denim– Denim jeans are the foundation of any wardrobe. A good pair of jeans is like a trusted old friend that can’t do you wrong! But buying new denim is always a great confidence boost and is great to do to get ready for going back to school. Find the best style for you and you will feel as if you made a new friend!
All these jeans are from Green Eyed Daisy.
All these jeans are from Green Eyed Daisy.
 Picking up any of these essentials will help put your mind at ease for the start of  yet another school year.