My Senior Year of College Bag Essentials

First, let’s break the myth of you strolling around campus with a cute backpack or a shoulder bag. Never going to happen. I personally, most of the days, carry two bags. Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean you can’t look cute while getting your work done.

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Here’s what I always have in my bag:

  • Laptop with all my chargers and headphones in a small tech bag- I got mine at Apple 2 years ago, so they don’t carry it anymore, but it was similar to this.
  • Books for the day - Unfortunately, most of my professors require physical copies of textbooks in class. Try to only bring the required text and notebooks, not your entire syllabus.

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  • Pencil pouch for all of your writing utensils - I love my Muji one. It’s so simplistic and a lot of devices fit in there.

Other must-haves:

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  • Water bottle - I’m usually on my second or third cup of coffee by the time noon rolls around. You have to stay hydrated!
  • Wallet (student ID, a little cash).
  • A small makeup/skincare pouch - I don’t wear makeup daily, primarily because I don’t have time. To be honest, my free time goes to working out and finishing homework. But if after class I’m seeing someone and I don’t want to scare them (as my mom would say, gotta love her humor), I will quickly freshen up. My mini pouch is from the Buckingham Palace museum shop which I got three or four years ago. They probably don’t have it anymore but it looks something similar to this.

In my mini beauty pouch, I have some Chanel sunscreen, a Travel size NARS concealer, my Benefit brow wand, a La Mer lip balm, my lipstick of the day, my Chanel hand cream, some facial mist, my Bydero travel perfume, some Tylenol, and tiny hairbrush.

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That’s it! Now go pack that bag to prepare for tomorrow. Happy studying! XOXO, Masha.

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