The best thing about back-to-school season? Shopping for brand new school supplies, of course! We often think about personal style when shopping for clothing, but it’s equally as important and fun to express yourself when it comes to buying stationery.

To make the most out of this season, we teamed up with Office Depot to show you the best back-to-school items for every personality!

The Elegant Gal

You’re the queen of refinement and a lover of great style. There’s no reason your school bag contents shouldn’t reflect your eye for design. Pack a bag of fashion essentials like makeup for touchups, a hairbrush, and colorful key chains (got to keep your keys lookin’ fresh, right?).

As a true glamazon, you should always match your outfit and your accessories, including your school supplies. We suggest picking up the TUL™ for School discbound notebook, which is designed for you to customize it for your needs. You can personalize your heart out with monthly and weekly agendas, tab dividers, eight interchangeable covers, and more! Stay organized by color coding your notes with TUL® Brights Retractable Gel Pens and mechanical pencils. Your notes will be organized AND look super sharp.

The Candy Crusher

A gal with a sweet tooth shouldn’t confine her love for sugar to just food. Have a sugar high in class with candy-colored gel pens, ice cream erasers, and fruit-eraser-topped pencils. Turn your notes into eye candy with the TUL® Brights Retractable Gel Pens. (Trust us: These 14 different colored gel pens make your writing POP.) Oh yeah, and don’t forget sugary snacks to get you through the day :)


The Summer-Obsessed

School has started, but you’re daydreaming of summer days. Make going to class easier by channelling summer vibes with your school bag. Pack a seashell water bottle, a palm print notebook, and your favorite sunnies. Bring a travel-size bottle of sea salt spray to spritz on your ‘do for perfect beach waves.

Store everything, including your pens and mechanical pencils, in a colorful pencil pouch and you’re good to go!

Cheers to another great year!

How are you packing your school bag? Share your photos on Instagram using #britstagram, #TULforSchool, and #TCOBusiness!

Author + Photo Styling: Irene Lee
 Design: Torii Burnett
 Photography: Brittany Griffin

This post is a collaboration with Office Depot.