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The best new back to school buys: from satchels to pencil cases

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Sarah Biddlecombe

Ever since we were little, September has meant "Back To School". And from picking out a sparkly new pencil case to choosing a pair of school shoes, we have always embraced this month with aplomb.

Now that we're all grown-up (sort of), we still feel exactly the same, and approach September and it's new season of fashion with glee.

With this in mind, we've hunted down the best clothes, shoes, accessories and stationery to get you in the mood for crisp autumn days and cold nights by the fire.

Click the gallery below to be inspired.

  • MiH Jeans white cotton shirt

    A white shirt is the ultimate staple item for any wardrobe. Invest in a good quality style that will see you through the season without going grey or losing it's shape in the wash.


  • BANDO Pencil Pouch

    Make sure everyone gets the message with this tongue in cheek pencil case.


  • Satin Pleated Midi Skirt

    Make a statement with this bright pleated midi skirt.


  • Black Leather Pointed Chelsea Boots

    Comfy, smart and effortless to style - what's not to love?

    £85 from

  • To Do Notebook

    Make your to do list infinitely more appealing with this sweet notebook.


  • Angie Brocade Skirt by Unique

    We're thrilled brocade and metallics are back in style because it means we have an excuse to wear beautifully shiny pieces like this statement skirt. Team with a classic white shirt and low key accessories for a cool autumn look.


  • Nike Air Max Thea

    Trainers were spotted all over London Fashion Week. These Nike Air Max's are our pick of the best.


  • Embroidered Gypsy Smock Dress

    Embrace the boho trend with this embroidered smock dress.


  • Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere Chunky Rib Hat

    Treat yourself to this sweet cashmere hat.


  • Wool coat

    Stay snug in a warm woolen coat this autumn. Opt for a soft dove grey that will go with anything.


  • Chester Tassel loafers

    Classic loafers get a new season makeover in beautiful burgundy.


  • Camel Faux-Suede Satchel Handbag

    What's a back to school wardrobe update without a satchel? Snap up this beautiful version in classic camel.


  • Bright Ideas Wafer Notebook

    Treat yourself to a beautiful notebook worthy of your bright ideas.

    £35 from

  • Stripe Ribbed Turtle Neck Top

    This striped Tee was practically made for layering under a cosy cardigan and wool coat.


  • Dark Green Liberty London Travel Card Holder

    This bright travel card holder has enough handy pockets to store all your cards and a couple of coins.


  • Suede A-line skirt

    M&S caused a frenzy when they released a sell-out suede skirt earlier this year. Snap up this stylish khaki version while you still can.


  • Wide Trousers

    Wide trousers are big news this season. Wear this bargain pair from H&M with a chunky polo neck and ankle boots.


  • Frances Pearl Statement Necklace

    Add instant pazazz to a shirt or plain tee with this gold and pearl necklace.


  • Stretch poplin shirt

    Go for a classic shirt with a twist with this tie-front blouse.


  • Ivory Block Heel Boots

    These boots tick so many boxes on our new season wish list we don't even know where to start. From the block heel to the snakeprint and metal detailing, we're snapping them up immediately.


  • Checked Wool Scarf

    Brighten up a rainy day with this sweet scarf.


  • Polo-neck Jumper

    We'll be keeping snug in this soft polo-neck jumper.


  • Camel Double Breasted Sleeveless Jacket

    Layer this classic sleeveless jacket over a crisp shirt for a smart office look.


  • Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag

    Give your makeup bag an autumn clean and stash the survivors (plus any new-season treats...) in this generously sized makeup bag.


  • Matt & Nat Brave Backpack

    This vegan leather backpack counts as your good deed of the day, week and month.


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