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Back to school: 10 essentials

Red cheeked and tanned, for some of us it’ll soon be time to head back to school! And as everyone knows, that naturally means new gear. To make your back to school search easier, we’ve discovered 10 essential items to add to your wardrobe.

Happy shopping!

  1. Retro backpack

Like last fall, the retro backpack has again made it as an essential item for 2018. Pastels being a big trend, try a pink mist or brook green JanSport model. If you prefer to be a bit more discreet, more neutral or monochrome models are also available, at Bentley.

  1. Waist pack

No more bulky handbags, pockets bulging with your wallet, cellphone and the many other accessories you’ve got on hand. This 90s fashion has resurfaced this year on store shelves, including at Ardene and Forever 21. Did we say we’re gappy?

  1. Vans

Yep, Vans sneakers are back this year with their very popular classic models. With maximum comfort and stylish looks, Vans can be found at many Les Promenades Gatineau shops, including Amnesia, Sports Experts, Simons and Chaussures Globo.

  1. A lunch bag that’s not too “lunch baggy”

In high school, and even elementary school, you shouldn’t have to compromise on style (right, Mom?). So this year, go for a simple lunch bag. Bentley has big, insulated Jansport models, while Simons, has washable, water-resistant options for those big and small.

  1. Adidas hoodie

Casual, comfortable and stylish, an Adidas hoodie is definitely the item for both boys and girls to add to their collection this fall. It goes well with jeans for an “athleisure” look. So count us in for hoodies! For the Adidas model of your choice, head to Simons or Hudson’s Bay.

  1. Denim overalls

This sporty yet feminine fashion will definitely spark some jealousy in school hallways. For everyday wear, overalls go nicely with an oversized sweater or a wool turtleneck. You’re guaranteed to find something at Forever 21.

  1. Snapback cap

Caps are a trendy, unisex accessory! But how do you wear one? Well, that’s the beauty of it! Wear it forwards or backwards — it goes with just about everything! Whether with a logo of a sports team or of a popular brand like Herschel, Vans, Obey or Huf, you’ll find your cap at WLKN or Lids.

  1. Hooded cardigans

The very versatile hooded cardigan goes with almost any article of clothing, including jeans, jogging pants or shorts. Perfect for those chilly September mornings, the cardigan also adds a healthy dose of masculine elegance. No matter your budget or the colour and style you’re looking for, Jack & Jones has the ideal cardigan.

  1. Ankle straight jeans

To our great joy, the jean racks are now featuring new cuts, including ankle straight jeans. Ladies, wear them with a loose crop top for those cooler autumn days. Personally, we’ve got a soft spot for these jeans we found at Garage.

  1. Crew neck sweatshirts

The crew neck sweatshirt is another fall 2018 item you can’t do without. Reminiscent of the 80s, il’s perfect for the friskier fall weather. In patterns, assorted colours or stripes, you’ll find them at many Les Promenades Gatineau shops, including Garage and Forever 21.

And on that note, have a great shopping excursion. After all, isn’t looking for new clothes faves for the school year the best part of fall?

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