Back to Campus Essentials for Collegiate Fashionistas


Since I was young, I loved back to school shopping! Being a senior in college this year, I have a pretty good grasp on how people should and should not dress on campus. This can vary from school to school, but generally class attire is pretty laid back. I compiled a list of essentials that could work in any collegiate’s wardrobe. These will fit in on any campus, no matter where you are! 

Go-To Sneaker

Nothing says “new year” like a fresh pair of kicks! We all have our gym shoes/trainers, but you don’t have to wear those to class. Instead, make a (comfortable) statement with a pair of fashion sneakers you can throw on to go with any outfit. For me it’s a pair of converse high tops. They are cute, light weight and choosing a neutral color goes with anything. Pick the shoe that speaks to you whether it be Converse, Keds or Vans!



The All-Inclusive Book Bag

Getting a new book bag each year is like a right of passage. The whole idea of back to school just isn’t complete until you have that brand new bag to put all your stuff in. Since being in college I’ve found it harder to pick just one bag to use all year…I tend to switch back and forth between a couple of different options depending on what I’m carrying to class. The perfect bag for me it something that can fit all my tech gadgets in. Just pick one (or a few) you will get good use out of and is, most importantly, comfortable!

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Classic Blue Jeans

You can’t start school without that perfect pair of new blue jeans. It is super important that the fit is just right. Right now, I’m loving the boyfriend style because they exude comfort and a laid back feeling. They are perfect to throw on for class because you’ll look cute but still be comfortable. Pair them with a plain white tee and you’ll be good to go, check out how I recently wore mine here. With so many different styles, cuts and fit for jeans, you must try a bunch on to find the pair that’s right for you!

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Cheers to the best first day of school outfit yet!

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About ‘Me’esh My college friends started calling me meesh in the middle of our sophomore year and since then it’s just kind of stuck. But, I am more formally known as Michelle. And, sadly I’m no longer a sophomore in college but now a senior with only one year left to go until I have to take on life in the real world. I’m also experiencing a bit of a reverse culture shock as I just got back from a semester abroad in England. Having not heard a British accent for some time now is throwing me for a loop…but because I just got back I’ve got lots stories to tell and advice to give. Plus, I get to go DIY crazy with all the knick knacks I brought back too. The best way I can think of to describe my blogging style is ‘anything and everything.’ One minute I’ll be posting about a DIY project, the next I’ll be ranting about the horrible service I received at a restaurant, then sharing beauty/style tips and tricks, heck, maybe I’ll even give some advice on life too. For now I’ll be focusing mostly on travel and DIY. Feel free to check my personal blog Just Meesh (, there you can find posst about all the places I visited while abroad and some other stuff too! Cheers.