5 Back-To-School Essentials for the New Semester

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As the school year quickly approaches, it’s not too early to think about what to supply your backpack with. Besides the traditional assortment of notebooks, pens, and pencils, you want to be able to look through your backpack knowing you’re covered for the day! Whether it’s a lunch bag to store all your fave snacks or earbuds for your walks to class, being prepared can soothe those first day jitters. Here are 5 must-haves to include in your gear for the new year.


1) Backpacks


The number one back-to-school essential? Your everyday carry-all: the backpack. Store your books and brown bag lunch in something classic, or show off your style with something a little more eye-catching. Check out these fan faves, including the Herschel Supply Co. Classic XL Woodland Camo Backpack, The North Face Jester White Backpack, and JanSport Right Pack Black Backpack, for a few ideas for picking out your next backpack!


2) Lunch Bags



Are you tired of your boring brown paper lunch bag that doesn’t keep your food fresh till lunchtime? Try something new and colorful with this Corkcicle Baldwin Boxer Turquoise Lunch Bag or Adidas Originals Santiago Pink Lunch Bag for the school season ahead! They both feature insulated main compartments, which allows food to be kept warm or cold for hours. We bet your lunch bag will be the envy of the school yard.


3) Water Bottles



Just like your backpack, a water bottle is an important component to bring to school everyday. Sure, there are fountains at every corner, but carrying it with you is convenient and encourages you to stay hydrated all day long. With vacuum insulation to keep your water crisp and your hot drinks toasty, you won’t be caught anywhere without your Hydro Flask


4) Pencil Pouches



Cut the clutter! Pencil pouches are a backpack’s best friend. Store all your tools and necessities in one place without digging around your giant backpack. A colorful accessory that will have you taking any excuse to show it off, the JanSport Lil Wedge Rainbow Pouch will brighten all of your school days. If you enjoy more of a classic skate vibe, the Herschel Supply Co. x Santa Cruz Carry On Bag is for you! A simple Santa Cruz dot logo adds just the right amount of cool. Are you more of a wild child? Snag the JanSport Leopard Medium Accessory Pouch for a sassy punch of print.


5) Ear Buds



Rock a hassle and tangle-free look this semester with Ankit’s Wireless Earbuds & Charging Case.  Crank up some tunes as you make your way to class or pop them on to get you in the zone for your study sessions. Wireless and Bluetooth compatible, these earbuds include a charging port and secure carrying case. With added storage and protection, your mind will be put at ease as you stash them away in your backpack. 



From our variety of lunch bags to pins, don’t forget all of your supplies as you start school this fall. Head into one of our Tillys locations or find all these items online to complete your look. Good luck! 



Note: Content has been edited to reflect the latest back-to-school products and product availability. Updated: January 20th, 2020.