The Cutest Back-To-School (Or Work) Essentials That Don’t Scream Adolescent

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It’s back-to-school season! And as any parent or student knows, September is really the start of the New Year. It is the time of year when we truly get to hit the refresh button: new schools, uniforms, routines, and more. But whether you’re headed back-to-school, or it has been a few years since you sat in a classroom, it doesn't mean you can’t shake it up this back-to-school season. You can thank us later, but we’ve rounded up the cutest scholastic lifestyle winners to help you live the campus life, without looking like an adolescent. In fact, this read would prove a lot more fun than sitting in my Statistics & Economics classes.

But before you go ahead and scoop up our faves. As a reminder, Nicole’s Lifestyle Lounge may at times use affiliate links to promote products sold by others, but always offers genuine editorial recommendations.

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DSW Mia Zoe-bow Slip-on sneaker

DSW Mia Zoe Bow Slip-on Sneaker ($60): This bow sneaker is more than just for kicks. These feminine flatforms slip-ons will show off your trendsetting athleisure style, offering a fun add-on, that is perfect for any casual ensemble. If you’re a shoe lover who seeks to satisfy your need for designer shoes with comfort and an affordable price for work, school and life, this DSW Mia Zoe Bow Slip-on is sure to put a pep in your step.

Kate Spade Fenchie spiral notebook.

Kate Spade Notebooks ($8 and up): These notebooks with personality are heaven. I’m in love with Kate Spade’s desk & stationery accessories. Their notebooks, agendas and journals feature crisp colors, graphic prints and playful sophistication. Who said notebooks have to be all work and no play? It's time to take notes in style..

The Purposeful Living Planner

The Purposeful Living Planner ($34.99): Summer activities got in the way of your goals? Then The Purposeful Living Planner will help you get back on track. This a 90-Day planner and workbook is intentionally designed as an action-oriented guide, with a layout that is neatly organized to increase your productivity to get things done on a consistent basis.

Blu Monaco desk organizer set

Blu Monaco Desk Accessories Organizer Set ($29.97): Show off your personal style with this cute 4-piece organizer set. Get back-to-school or the daily hustle with a chic desktop that makes your space a place where you can welcome life. This organizer set is the motivation you need to get the creative satisfaction of organized classicism without the seriousness.

Luggage tags that you can hear

Luggage Tags with Personality ($13.99): Creative, practical and cute tag identifiers that you can hear. These candy-colored luggage tags, add a touch of style to your bags, making it easy to find among other bags on the carousel. Can you say stylishly straight-forward?

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