It happens every August. The flyers circulate; the commercials repeat, the clothes beckon. And for just about two minutes I wish I was returning to school. I see myself packing a stiff new backpack filled with sharpened pencils and spiral notebooks. I marvel at the texture of brand new erasers and the firm snap of three-ring binders. I make a promise to pack my bag every night, instead of struggling to jam things together in the morning.
I miss back to school.
And the feelings of nostalgia only become more intense as I witness the parade of über stylish, über cool binders, notebooks, organizational tools, locker accessories, lunch bags and more. So I got to thinking… what if I could turn back time? What if I could choose my back to school supplies – but have the benefit of this year’s technology, fashion and functionality? Here’s what I’d select.
Yes folks, the ombre trend has migrated from tresses to notebooks! And I could be happier – especially since it’s combined with neon and animal prints, also hot for 2014. It’s the trilogy of trends! And glitter binders? Sign me up.
I’ll be honest – I didn’t carry a separate lunch bag as a child. We simply crammed our brown paper bags into our already over-stuffed backpacks. But OMG that houndstooth Five Star lunch bag! It is sheer perfection.
When in doubt, chevron. From pencil pouches to casemade binders, these fashion forward prints get an A for awesomeness. And I know I’m dating myself, but the zipper binder didn’t make an appearance until just after my school days. So yeah, I’d totally have to have one.
Here’s a completely useless fact: I actually remember my two locker combinations from high school! Yup, I have somewhat of a photographic memory for stuff like that. And oh, Five Star Tri-Pocket – where were you in 1992? Slam resistant magnets, dry erase and room for storage? I’m calling this product essential for back to school 2014.
The above ACCO Brands Canada products can be found at major retailers as noted. Happy Back to School!