As much as I love summer, there’s something about those back-to-school vibes that still give me a chill (in a good way) and make me want to swap out my sandals for cable-knit tights. Growing up, there were two annual events that always softened the blow of summer’s end: the annual fall shopping trip I took with my mom, and the excitement of heading to Target with my school supplies shopping list in hand to stock up on fresh spiral notebooks and perfectly sharpened pencils. Of course, there’s no time more evocative of fresh starts than heading off to college – and I love finding ways to make the soon-to-be-freshmen in my life feel special and prepared for this next chapter.
We teamed up with Target to get our friend Adrian ready to move into her first apartment as a University of Texas student. She filled out her back-to-college registry, and we invited a few friends to shower her with everything she’ll need to start the new year in style. Keep reading for my tips on throwing a back-to-school shower of your own, plus my favorite products that kinda make me wish I was headed back to college myself this fall.