Remember the childhood thrill of packing your brand new pencil case for the first day of term? The only thing that made returning to school after the summer holidays bearable for was the prospect of fresh new stationary. I might not be in education anymore, but I still have the urge to refresh my metaphorical 'uniform' when September comes around.
A good place to start is with a brightly coloured satchel (no.4) to lift your everyday look in that 'fresh out of Harvard' fashion. Smart pens (no.1) will add style to your work desk and if you are a glasses wearer, a pair of new frames can completely change your day to day look. MyOptique recently sent me a pair of London Retro clear lensed frames to review (no.3) which have that stylish come geek-chic appeal. London Retro have just launched their autumn/winter 'Metropolitan' collection which takes inspiration from iconic London landmarks and tube stations - worth investigating if you are hunting for stylish and affordable frames. A new term look wouldn't be complete without brand new shoes - the Charlotte Olympia Kitty flats (no.2) are a playful classic that will see you through autumn/winter. What are your new term essentials?
1. Yellow Happy seven year pen, Liberty, £6.95.
2. Charlotte Olympia Kitty slippers, Net-a-porter.com, £525.
3. London Retro Fitzrovia frames, MyOptique, £79.
4. Oasis cross-body bag, ASOS, £25.
5. Big Dial tan and gold watch, Olivia Burton, £68.
6. Colouring pencils, Paperchase, £2.