Back-to-School Supplies: Gold, Stripes, Dots, and Neon!

By Amy Ehmann of  Design Lotus
back to school gold gear

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nope, I’m not talking about Christmas, but Back to School (BTS)! Growing up in the 80s, Lisa Frank was the end-all, be-all for my back-to-school gear. But with the new-school crowd these days? Not so much. Instead, send your stylish kids to class with the Midas touch with these gilded BTS accessories. Better than any paper airplane—how adorable is this airplane charm necklace?! And gold foil-pressed mommy calling cards are perfect for play dates, carpools, and nonstop birthday parties.

Clockwise from top left // Paper Airplane Necklace from silentroses // Hello New Friend Foil-Pressed Mommy Calling Cards by Vellum and Vogue from Minted // Stationery of the Art Pencil Set from ModCloth // DIY Faux Leather Foil Lunch Bags by Love Aesthetics // Codify Pencil Holder from Anthropologie // Glimmer-Dipped Journal from Anthropologie

back to school gear in dots and stripes

Next up: I’m seeing dots and stripes! And that’s a good thing—classic stripes and polka dots will never go out of style. Those little erasers by Kate Spade look so sweet, I could just eat them up! From personalized stripe-y phone cases to notebooks, you can never go wrong with these fun patterns. Plus, they appeal to adults and children alike.

Clockwise from top left // Polka Dot Pencil Set by Lisa Stickley via Urbanic Paper // Love Stories Notebook by kelli hall from Minted // Lloret Pen Case from Anthropologie // Signature Stripes Personalized Smart Phone Case by Sara Moore // Patterned Erasers from Kate Spade

bright and colorful back to school gear

Your kids won’t have a problem getting noticed with these zingy neon back-to-school accessories. Bright, cheery pops of color are a great way to help the kiddos stand out this fall. We promise, a little neon yellow never hurt anyone—give it a go.

Clockwise from top left // Domo Arigato Packrat Backpack t by Marc via Neiman Marcus// Poppin Stapler from Urban Outfitters // I Could’ve Bin a Container Collection from Land of Nod // Eco Neon Yellow Dry Highlighter Pencils from Stubby Pencil Studio // Converse Ox Washed Neon via Wanelo

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