Now that summer has come to an end, all the boys and girls are heading back to school--which means back to school shopping! Whether it was persuading your mom into buying the most expensive gel pens so you can have color-coordinated notes or scouring the racks for a perfect outfit for the first day of school, the nostalgia of this time of year has us missing all the excitement. Even if our school days are long behind us, we never miss an excuse to partake in a shopping excursion. Here is how to take the classic back to school purchases and translate them into your life today (sans gym class, school lunches and research papers).

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