We know you all must be in back-to-school mode, especially with September hovering just around the corner. Luckily, gearing up for school shopping has never been easier thanks to our stylish guide. From sprucing up your dorm room to finding the perfect accessories, get ready to turn heads with our favourite fall finds.

Dorm Room Washi Tape
Photo courtesy Design Sponge.

Dorm Room Decor
What better way to start the school year than with fresh new digs? Create the perfect home away from home with just a few key pieces. From geometric patterns to floral designs, bedding is a great way to add some colour and dimension to your room. Our other must-haves include laundry bags and wall art from Urban Outfitters, moveable storage containers from Solutions (we recommend ones that can easily tuck under your bed) and minimalist lighting. If you're feeling a little creative, try using Washi tape from Muji to create wall art or wall frames.  

Herschel Backpack
Photo courtesy Herschel.

Backpacks
Bold, bright and playful prints are dominating the backpack game this year. Say good-bye to your back-to-school blues with the Mystic coloured bags from Matt & Nat, or hang on to summer just a bit longer with Herschels' (available at Blackwell Supply Co. and Little Burgundy) seemingly endless array of tropical, cheetah, and desert prints.

Yumbox - Chapters
Photo Courtesy Chapters Indigo.

The Lunch Crew
With something for everyone, we’re head over heels with the selection of unique and stylish lunch bags and bento boxes from Chapters Indigo. Adding the perfect water bottle into the mix is as easy as 1-2-3 with the seemingly endless selection at Simons, Hudson’s Bay, and Sport Chek.

Urban Outfitters Notebooks
Photo courtesy Urban Outfitters.

Stationery
While Urban Outfitters may not spring to the top of your mind when it comes to back-to-school stationery, we’re crazy about their fun and playful selection of just about everything! For those opting for a more minimalist look, Muji is home to a stellar array of stationery from DIY notebooks to binders to organizers. 

Apple iPad
Photo courtesy Apple.

Tech
With the plethora of technology products on the market today it can be a struggle to narrow down your must-haves, so we’ve done it for you. In lieu of splurging on a TV and tablet, we suggest opting for a multi-use device such as the Microsoft Surface Pro, the Microsoft Surface Go or the iPad Pro. Not only are these pieces portable and lightweight, but they’re all under $1000 for students, parents and teachers. We also recommend investing in a pair of accessories including noise-cancelling headphones, a multi-user power bank and a USB. 

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Kiki Khosla

Internet darling Kiki Khosla is a Toronto-based lifestyle blogger and freelance writer. Hailing from the world of runway and print, this former beauty editor and model has been named as one of Toronto’s top influencers for her blog Kikikhosla.com.