If you're starting University this year, we're pretty sure you've got a lot of things to be excited about. One, you're finally out of that school uniform you've been wearing for probably more than half your waking life. Two, you get a say in your class schedule—if you're in charge of enlisting for your own subjects. Three, you have the freedom to wear whatever you want, and accessorize however way you please, too. But before you mosey on in your cute little white dress and tiny sling bag, maybe you need to take a step back and rethink your accessories. That bag might look amazing with your brand new espadrilles, but will it actually fit all the things you need for a full day in school?
Your schedule: A full day with an org meeting and an after-school study sesh with your blockmates
The bag: A backpack
Max Backpack, R2R, P2990
Your schedule: A meeting with groupmates and a cafe date with your college crush.
The bag: A tote that converts to a crossbody bag
Sage Foldover Crossbody Bag, R2R, P2289
Your schedule: Just half a day of extracurriculars plus a shopping date with your bestie after.
The bag: Your trusty tote
Ivy Zip Tote, R2R, P1999
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