Nothing truly brings back the joy of shopping like back-to-school season. While some of us are no longer at the throes of class registrations and campus move-in chaos, there’s still a welcome wash of nostalgia that comes from starting a new season with a fresh wardrobe. The trickiest part of all, of course, is sorting out a proper budget for all your wishlist items.
Luckily, your fall shopping spree doesn’t have to turn into a painstaking process. Ahead, we’re presenting five essentials to stock up this season, all available at one-stop shopping destination Marshalls, where stylish selections abound at the sweetest bargains. Whether you’re heading back to school or back to reality, these are the versatile pieces that will serve as the foundation for your best year yet.
Click through to see all the fall essentials you should be shopping for this season.
For those mornings when you've hit the snooze button one too many times, reach for a wide-brimmed felt hat. It’s a structural alternative to the baseball cap that usually hides your bad hair days.
Boho Hat, $19.99 compare at $38; at Marshalls
Let's be honest, you can never have too many pairs of jeans. This season, invest in a solid pair of blues that teeters on both classic and trendy—a skinny light-wash with subtle deconstruction will surely do for all your academic and extracurricular activities.
Slit Knee Jeans, $29.99 compare at $60; at Marshalls
For the best in-between weather styling hack, look no further than the fluffy faux-fur vest for your layering needs. Wear it solo over a last-call music festival sundress to take you from day to night, or top it over a moto jacket for good measure on those extra-chilly days.
Faux Fur Vest, $34.99 compare at $66; at Marshalls
You don’t need us to tell you that your bag game could use an elevated backpack. Instead of a flimsy canvas zip-up, opt for a patterned drawstring version with attuned details like leather straps and buckle closures. For the non-student, nothing beats a handsomely designed backpack that's fit for the office. And we love that the plaid gives this a bit of a grunge look, which is definitely on trend.
Plaid Backpack, $29.99 compare at $60; at Marshalls
Sturdy and sleek lace-up leather boots are a must for traipsing on the streets or around campus. Wear these lug soles with a pair of skinny jeans or a floral mini dress for that ultimate '90s throwback.
Boots, starting at $39.99 compare at $60 & up; at Marshalls