September is a great time of year to grab essentials for the school year ahead, and even if you’re not going to college this year like myself (weeps in lamentation of student Elaine), the change of seasons gives us a great excuse to pick up some fresh threads.
This has always been my favourite time of year. Wooly jumpers can be donned, nights in with hot chocolate as the rain batters the roof induces those warm fuzzy feelings, crisp air, rosey cheeks, the smell of fresh notebooks, warm porridge with cinnamon in the mornings. Trees shed their leaves, nature prepares to sleep for the winter.
It’s time for a fresh start for freshers; butterfly laden bellies and nervous introductions. This week they are preparing to meet hundreds of new faces, some of whom will become very dear friends. It’s a time of reinvention, shedding their secondary school selves (trust me, you’ll be fine). For all students, it’s time for a new start, to promise you’ll have at least one golden week (or platinum if you’re feeling ambitious – if you can manage this kudos).
For graduands such as myself? I guess it’s a time to feel slightly jealous of those that are still in college, eating your own body weight in Kinder Pinguis, and for making wishlists of course.
Even though it’s the first time in 18 years that I’m not preparing for education, it’s still a good time of year to swap out your summer wardrobe with cosier knits and grabbing some cute stationary. As you will soon be able to tell, I’m a stickler for anything embroidered or velvet – and autumn is the perfect season to wear these pieces.
Below is an idea of what kind of stuff I usually grab at this time of year, including a few cute little bits for your student house too to make it a little bit more homely.
Most of these products were spotted on ASOS, Forever 21, and H&M.
*None of the products mentioned in this post are sponsored or affiliated with this blog in any way. If you would however like to see where exactly I spotted any of the above pieces, send me a message and I’ll link you to it. The links aren’t embedded as you must have the premium version of WordPress to put ’em in, so that’s the why.