As August draws to a close and the new term looms, one of the best ways to lift my spirits is undoubtedly by planning the annual stationery haul. From pens and pencils to notebooks and pinboards, take a look at my favourite high-street buys to pep up your studies this autumn – all with a sophisticated twist on classic school stationery.If you like your desk to feel pared back and simple, don’t miss the brand new range from The White Company (above). In steely shades of white, grey and charcoal, the understated collection is brought to life with cute mottos. Check out the Sentiment pencils, embossed with messages such as “Live Your Dream” and “Smile Often”, for a a quick pencilcase pick-me-up! Notebooks, from £8 each; Sentiment pencils, £15 for 10; all The White Company.
Start the term with some positive vibes thanks to these pretty illustrations from Andsmile (above). Pop them on the fridge as a reminder, slip them into a lunchbox or give one to a friend for an easy way to spread a little sunshine. They’d make gorgeous bookmarks, too! Be Kind postcards, £3.50 for three, Andsmile.
Alternatively, why not go for a luxe look with this gorgeous gift box from Sarah & Bendrix (above)? Available in either white and gold or black and copper, it’s a super chic way to add the Midas touch to your study. Curious gift box, £6.50, Sarah & Bendrix.
Like to keep it chic and sweet? Try these pretty notebooks, planners and more from Rifle Paper Co (above), with dainty illustrations in smart colours for a modern update to a classic palette. The personalised lined paper is a real treat to splash out on, and the charming desktop pads are perfect for organisation fiends. I’m think I’m going to need a bigger desk..! Back-to-school stationery, from $4.50 for a card, Rifle Paper Co.
Check out the best of the rest on the highstreet with our lust-worthy wish list below:
Wishlist credits: 1. ‘You’re Killing It’ screensaver, free, The Lovely Drawer; 2. Get It Done notepad, $8, Rifle Paper Co; 3. White pegboard, from £25, Block; 4. Desk organiser, £75, Beyond Object range, Amara; 5. On The Go notebooks, $15 for two, Garance Doré; 6. Bow push pins, £20 for 24, Kate Spade; 7. Geometric pocket notebook, £4.90, Quill LondonRead more →