Can you get excited about back to school supplies as an adult who has not been ‘back to school’ in over a decade? At the beginning of the year I talked about how you don’t have get caught up in making new year’s resolutions, saying that I prefer to make changes in spring. For many independent businesses, September also tends to bring a switch of focus (whisper it if you must but it’s the beginning of the build up to Christmas and usually the busiest time) and is another excellent time to, for lack of a better expression, get your shit together. And there’s no better way to pull yourself together that with cute preppy pieces and new stationery.
Miss Patina makes wonderful vintage inspired pieces including this classic baby blue skirt. Team with a soft white blouse for preppy perfection.
For a more unusual selection of stationery including vintage items, look no further than Present and Correct. These brass paperclips are based on the classic paperclip designs of years past and this pink box features a paperclip shape from 1904.
Pair your cute outfit with a preppy hair bow like our pale blue silk hair barrette. Sweep your hair half up with the bow clip for a relaxed pretty look or clip into the top of a high ponytail.
When you think of satchels, the only place to go is The Cambridge Satchel Company. While they have plenty of traditional colours, this pastel bag elevates the satchel from studious to style icon while still having plenty of room for your notebooks.
Enamel pins are the perfect extra accessory for your bag or lapel and this pin from Punky Pins is both cute and sassy.
Sharpen your ideas with new pencils like these heartbreaker pink pencils, perfect for working on your to do lists. And write down all of those plans and ideas in this beautifully marbled Katie Leamon notebook.
Finally, don’t forget to keep your water bottle on you to stay hydrated. It’s never going to be easier to remember to drink water than with a lightweight Hip bottle.