We know there’s plenty of summer vacation left, but it’s never too early to start your back-to-school shopping. There’s a long list of things you need to get done before the first day of class, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. But there’s no need to worry because we’ve got your back. With this Spencer’s back-to-school guide, we’ll give you the hookup on all the freshest gear and provide some great tips to help you kick off the school year the right way.

Starting your checklist

Making a back-to-school checklist is a perfect way to stay organized and make sure you have everything you need to be your best self this semester. Here are a few examples of some must-have items that will help lead to your success this school year:

  1. Some new back-to-school outfits (Because you gotta make a good first impression!)
  2. Order your books ($200?! For a mandatory textbook?!)
  3. Something, ANYTHING to write with (Believe us; you don’t want to be THAT guy.)
  4. Some quick food like ramen or easy mac (Perfect for 3 pm or 3 am!)
  5. A backpack (Those $200 textbooks can get pretty heavy.)
  6. A lunch box (Because lunch is the only thing that gets us through the day.)
  7. Get some supplies (Highlighters, notebooks, binders, sticky notes, you know the drill.)
  8. Lighting and room décor (Trust us, it will help with the homesickness)
  9. Get an extra mattress pad (Those dorm room bunks are not your friend. Super underrated, but you’ll thank us for this one.)
  10. Get yourself a calendar (Keeping track of those important dates will never be easier, and you’ll be glad you did!

Now that we’ve let you know most of the things you’ll need for going back to school, here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for all of your essentials.

Elevating Your Wardrobe

It’s probably been a while since you’ve seen some of your classmates in person. Let everyone know you’ve upgraded your style this summer by grabbing some fresh gear. Our collection of tees has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a music junkie looking for music tees, an anime lover looking for anime tees, a slasher-master looking for horror tees, or a class clown looking for some funny tees, our official t-shirt collection will take your look to new heights!

New Bag Swag

A stylish new backpack always sets the tone for the school year! Carry around all your back-to-school essentials with a backpack from our stylish collection. Got pounds of books and binders you need to bring from class to class? One of our built-up backpacks may be just what you need to get you through your day. Looking for something more subtle and fashionable? Then you’ll love shopping our mini-backpacks.

Fresh Lunch Box Styles

Everybody knows lunchtime is the best part of the school day. Level-up your look and keep your lunch fresh with our incredible lunch boxes. Hoping to pair your backpack and lunch box together? Match them with a similar theme and create a dynamic duo. Prepare to celebrate your favorite tv shows, movies, or video games, and make it clear you’re the ultimate fan.

Time to Decorate

If you’re living in a dorm or an off-campus apartment, decorating your space is a must! When it comes to room décor, no one does it better than us. We’ve got all the coolest ways to light up and decorate your humble abode with style. Set the mood and add some chill vibes to any room with a groovy lava lamp! Our tapestries and posters are exactly what you need to add some style to an otherwise blank and basic wall.

Fix that sleep schedule

Those long nights out during the week may have really messed up your sleep schedule this summer, so it’s best to get it back in check before school starts to avoid falling asleep during a lecture. We suggest getting your sleep schedule back on track a few days before the first day to get your body used to waking up early. Bundle up with a fleece blanket from our collection and you’ll have no problems getting nice and cozy before bed.

We know that getting back into the swing of school can take some adjusting, so we hope that our list helps make that adjustment that much easier. When looking for the best back-to-school gear that will always have you feeling your best, there’s no better place than Spencer’s. We can’t wait to see what kind of awesome first day of school looks you can come up with! For guides, tips, fashion ideas, and more, be sure to check out some of our other blogs at the Inspo Spot.