The definitive 2019 back to school starter pack

The definitive 2019 back to school starter pack

Study materials are a must, but you really gotta get a new bag and pair of sneakers.

You know summer’s really over when you find yourself getting ready for school. We, too, just want to kick back, read a book by the beach and hang with our friends. But not in this economy, people. We round up some tips and all the essentials you’ll need to make the upcoming semester your best one yet.


Keep it sleek and organized

There’s nothing more stressful than lugging around a big and heavy bag from one room (or building) to another and finding out you didn’t even need everything in it. The trick is to have an everyday sleek bag like the U Basic Tech Sling and start by packing your wallet, phone and tablet; once you’ve secured all the essentials, add your assignments, readings, notebooks for the day (yes, a small bag can hold that much) and take them out as soon as you get home. Not only will this routine ease your back and shoulder pain, it’ll also help you keep track of your daily tasks and deadlines. You’re welcome.


U Basic Tech Sling Bag in black or gray retails for P1,690. It is available at all Urbanize stores, Rustan’s, and the following SM Department Stores: Makati, Megamall, North Edsa, Bacolod. Also available through Fashion Rack NAIA T3, Baguio and Subic, Landmark TriNoma, and


Make a friend or two

I know that sounds easier said than done, but making friends is a lot harder when the first day window has passed. Trust me on this. You can start by offering them a sweet treat like a Cadbury Daily Milk Bar. Their new Generosity Bar (160 grams of chocolate heaven!) is enough to last you through a whole day of networking. Did we mention that a glass of milk will be donated to a child in need for nutrition with the help of the organization Feed Philippines for every purchase? It’s a win-win situation.


The Cadbury Dairy Milk Generosity Bar retails for P155 (160g). It will be available in Cadbury Generosity Pop-Up located in Glorietta 2 Activity Center, Palm Drive.


Don’t be afraid to stand out

Yes, it’s easy to leave a bad impression on some people, but that doesn’t mean you have to be boring to survive the semester. This subtle confidence is the same energy that the new Adidas Originals x WANTO SS19 embodies. In collaboration with renowned Japanese graffiti artist WANTO, the Yung-1 lifestyle shoe is the perfect pair to wear to a college party or to your night classes because it features a stealthy backed-out colorway with reflective yellow elements. Pair it with the matching sportswear line to complete the look, and everyone will be talking about you — in a good way.


Adidas Originals x WANTO SS19 is now available for purchase in branches nationwide.


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