Back to school is a time to reboot, a fresh start for everyone—even if you don't have kids. Pinners are looking for ideas that are easy, affordable and a reflection of their personality. From primary school to post-grad, we’re breaking down the top 39 trends for both kids and adults. Meet the new best in class...
Primary school: Easy as 1, 2, 3
In August, everyone’s deep in the lazy days of summer, then BAM! It’s back to school. There’s no magic reset button, but there are a few tricks to make it a little more easy (and fun!).
Pick their outfits for the week (+47%) and organise them with a hanging organiser, plastic bins or hanger tags.
Keep the kid’s clutter from taking over with a designated drop zone (+48%).
Story starters (+121%) don't have to be reserved for long road trips. They’re also short, fun ways to get their minds warmed up for class.
Hate cutting off sandwich crusts? Then you’ll love lunch kebabs (+67%)—and so will they.
University: Freshers week cheats
Dorm rooms are small, impersonal and ill-equipped for cooking, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. The right dorm decor can add style and personality, and food tricks for the kitchenless. Here are a few faves from our back-to-school freshers week cheat sheet...
Share a favourite quote, hashtag or message on a felt letter sign (+42%).
Removable decor like temporary wallpaper (+344%) and washi tape are easy, non-permanent style hacks.
You don't need green fingers to add greenery to your space. There are dozens of hard-to-kill houseplants (+111%).
Easy one pot recipes (+960%) are no-brainers for students who don't have access to a kitchen and want healthy, fast food.
Work: The non-negotiables
Remember the thrill of buying new outfits and school supplies for school? This is the grown-up version.
Millennial pink (+100%) is everywhere. For those 9-to-5 days, a tailored dress is a smart choice for the office.
Paper bags aren’t just for lunch. Paper bag trousers (+682%) and skirts are unexpected looks that make stylish work-to-drinks pieces.
Not only do Himalayan salt lamps (+148%) have a pretty glow, but some say they clean the air and counteract electromagnetic radiation.
The perfectly portioned bento box (+90%) is an easy way to pre-pack lunch.
A happy planner (+574%) is not your average planner. It's a cheerleader, personal assistant and best friend.
PopSockets (+3920%) are the do-it-all tech accessory that act as a phone grip, media stand, cord wrap and more—you can even hang jewelery on it.
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