7 Back to School Must-Haves For Your Backpack

Along with your lunch, a water bottle and school supplies, there are a few other things you need to include in your school backpack — not only for style but to get you through whatever gets thrown your way (from hot days to sweaty gym sessions). We’re here to get you ready for back to school shopping with our guide covering the top accessories you can’t leave home without.

Carhartt Unisex Buffalo Cap

Protect your hat from the sweltering sun with a casually cool trucker hat. Lightly structured, it offers a medium profile, pre-curved visor and plastic back closure. Inside is a moisture-wicking sweatband, while the mesh back will cool down your head. It’s neutral shade also makes it easy to pair with anything.

Patagonia Unisex Wavefarer Bucket Hat

The bucket hat is a ‘90s trend that’s back with a vengeance. A trendy alternative to a baseball cap, this bucket hat from Patagonia is made of 100% post-consumer recycled nylon faille, which comes from recycled fishing nets, helping to reduce ocean pollution. Packable, durable and breathable, it’s a sustainable and fashion-forward choice that also keeps you sun safe.

Under Armour Unisex Charged Cotton 2.0 Quarter Socks

There’s nothing worse than not having a pair of clean socks after gym class, which is why you should definitely have a pair (or two) in your backpack. These cotton quarter socks from Under Armour feature anti-odour technology that help to prevent the growth of odor-causing microbes. Strategically cushioned to reduce bulk, while also giving you flexibility, it’s a locker room must!

Herschel Supply Juniors’ Sylas Cap

Created in a washed cotton twill for comfort, this sized-down version of Herschel’s popular pre-curved silhouette is a back-to-school uniform staple. From those hot outdoor gym classes to walking to-and-from school, making sure your head is covered from the sun is not only stylish, but smart.

Under Armour Juniors’ Essential Lite No-Show Sock

You can’t leave home without a fresh pair of socks, like these ultra-thin, no-show socks from Under Armour. Made with a lightweight construction for a barely-there feel, they’re also breathable, dry fast and wick away sweat. Another bonus feature for busy days is the embedded arch support designed to reduce foot fatigue.

Buff Kids’ Fun Bucket Hat

Done in a playful tie-dye print, this on-trend bucket hat offers optimal coverage from the sun thanks to its wrap-around brim. This version features UPF 50 sun protection, a moisture wicking sweatband, and ventilation holes, making it perfect for hot days. Comfortable and functional, it also has an adjustable drawcord at the back, designed to give you a perfect fit.

Under Armour Junior Girls’ Essential No-Show Sock

Whatever stylish pair of runners you plan to slip into, you’ll first need to put on a pair of no-show socks. This version from Under Armour is ultra-thin, done in a lightweight construction, so you barely feel them on. Designed to be breathable, fast drying and sweat wicking, these socks also feature embedded arch support to help reduce foot fatigue and include fitted heel contours around the foot for a better fit.

Check out our complete Back to School Guide to get everything you need to head to class in style.