What To Pack in Your School Backpack

Hi everyone! & happy Friday! :) Today I'm covering all the top things you need in your backpack for school - more specifically in college! Packing your bag for a day at college is so essential, because you're walking everywhere and need to be prepared if you're taking a hike across campus and can't make it back to your dorm before the next class.

My backpack linked here.

In my backpack I ALWAYS have...

My laptop - for obvious reasons! And coated in fun stickers from Redbubble.

A few notebooks for school.
I love to get my notebooks from Target (1 | 2 | 3) and Paper Source (1 | 2 | 3)

My BELOVED planner - read about how I organize it (and the link to shop it) here.

A pouch full of all the essentials: lip gloss/chapstick, advil or tylenol, kleenex, tampons, travel sized hand sanitizer/lotion/anything else travel sized, bobby pins, and hair ties!

My laptop AND phone charger - why do they have to die so fast??

Headphones! I love to get in the zone and listen to music while I'm studying or working on blog posts. I use these beats (big & bulky I know, but I love the sound quality)

A pencil pouch full of every color pen you can imagine and plenty of mechanical pencils. I also like to keep some erasers and highlighters on hand, and sometimes white out. 

SNACKS! I love almonds or peanuts for an easy take with you snack, or sometimes fruit like an apple or banana.

My wallet with my dorm key attached! I love using wristlets so that I can keep cash, my student ID, my drivers license, and my cards all in one place. Here are a few that I like (1 (on sale!) | 2 | 3)

I rounded up some of my favorite backpacks/school purses out there right now! 

P.S. If you're looking for any outfit details, stay tuned for my going to class outfit look book going live next Wednesday! These looks & more will be featured! Follow along on my instagram (adash_ofclass) for sneak peeks!

Thanks For Reading!
xx, Adrienne


  1. But don't pack too too much - you don't want to hurt your back!

  2. I'm not going back to school but this does sound a lot like what I have in my work bag at all times ;)

  3. Don't need a backpack anymore but my work bag or briefcase sounds like this. Hope those college kids have a good time learning.

  4. Lovely! It's amazing to see how times change. Back in my school times (and I'm not that old haha ;) ) my backpack was bursting with books and notebooks. No laptop or headphones ;) Times change indeed...

  5. This makes me want to go back to school now! :)

  6. Oh the good old college days. I don't think I carried much of a backpack. Just enough for exactly what I needed for the classes

  7. Adrienne, LOVE the backpack designs! And your organized list. Thanks!

  8. Definitely need to be like you and have an essentials pouch it'd probably help me find things in my backpack faster

  9. This is awesome! I just did a backpack post on my blog as well if you want to check it out :) https://momsbest10.com/moms-best-10-back-to-school-backpacks/

  10. Good tips about what to pack in your backpack, Adrienne!

  11. These are wonderful ideas! As a college student, I always make sure to bring that pouch of girly goodies, headphones (for studying or walking to class!), laptop/phone & chargers! I hope you have an amazing semester!

  12. Very helpful, and helping get into the back-to-school mode. Thankfully or sadly :P


  13. These are all great tips! I'm way past school and college but would definitely have these in my bag.

  14. Your backpack is super cute! I feel like I'm reading a list of what I have in my backpack! It's almost the exact same things!