what’s in my backpack

Hello from four floors up! This week, I will be getting into more of the organizational aspect of college / study life and share what is in my backpack!

Of course, you don’t need to go out and purchase any of these items, but the following products are some of my favs for college life that I can’t imagine living without!



Herschel backpack

First, the backpack itself. I bought this particular backpack before leaving for college. It is the Nylon Herschel Heritage backpack in navy blue. I picked it because Nylon is durable in wet weather, and I loved the inside design of the bag. Although this backpack is no longer available on Herschel’s website, I love all of their backpacks, especially their line of Heritage backpacks. They have many different colors and styles to choose from, but one of my current favorites is their Navy Canvas/ Black Leather Heritage backpack.



Laptop grey felt case

This product is one that I often receive questions about. To protect my laptop while I am on the go, I use this grey felt case from Etsy! I was searching for a durable grey pouch for my laptop and was so excited to find this one from FeltBagWorld. It is great quality and even came with a grey felt mouse pad and cord holder / organizer. I am so happy with this purchase and highly recommend it if you are looking for a durable and stylish laptop case! (BONUS: It comes in 21 different colors!)




To keep track of deadlines and important meetings / events, a planner is a must-have for me! I would definitely lose track of life’s important dates without my planner. I bought this one from Marshall’s during the summer before leaving for college. Unfortunately, I cannot find it anywhere online, but it is made by MOLLY & REX. Marshall’s often carries their line of notebooks and planners, as well as many other adorable and affordable desk supplies!



Beats/ headphones

As a part of purchasing my laptop for college, I received a pair of complementary beats headphones from apple! These are great for listening to music or blocking out the background noise while studying. I chose the silver & white color combination, but they have many other color selections to choose from. Of course, the apple earbuds also do the trick, which I always carry in my backpack!



S’well bottle

A very popular item, the S’well water bottle, also resides in my backpack throughout the school week. I have two of the 9 oz. bottles from the Stone Collection, one in the color “smokey quartz” and the other in “onyx.” I love the rough stone-like texture of the bottle and its ability to keep beverages hot or cold throughout the school day!



Laptop charger/ iPhone charger

I discovered these two items to be essentials, especially when spending hours in the library! Nothing is worse than having your phone or laptop die during critical study time, so always make sure to have a charger with you.


On-the-go emergency medical bag

In case of any sudden headaches, cough attacks, or allergy issues, I always have headache pills, cough drops, eye drops, and other miscellaneous meds with me. There is nothing worse than having a minor-medical emergency while out and about, so I carry this small med bag with me, just in case. A similar mindset led to the making of the Pinch Minimergency Kit, which comes with some medical essentials all held in a compact and adorable pouch.


Pencil case

To hold all of my various markers, highlighters, and pencils, I invested in a pencil case. I bought this one from a small bookstore in NYC, but any craft store or office supply store has various pencil pouches to choose from. I love this grey Herschel pencil case from asos.



That’s all for now! Let me know what your backpack essentials are in the comments below.



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