the cutest tech for back to schoolphoto via @juliahengel 

The start of a new school year is a chance to learn new things, meet new people and make a fresh start. And of course, it’s also the perfect excuse to stock up on fun desk supplies and accessories. Whether you’re a student, teacher, parent or just a lifelong learner, the start of a new school year is a great time to make some updates.

One aspect of our lives that can always use an upgrade? Our favorite tech supplies. It’s important to keep your most valuable tech possessions safe, fully stocked, and well-accessorized, of course. Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite tech accessories for the new school year (student ID not required!)…

back to school tech accessories

1. Kate Spade Off the Grid Dessie Charging Laptop Bag in Black, $398
This chic laptop bag is as functional as it is stylish. It comes fully equipped with a portable battery and USB cord, so you can be ready to plug in on the go! The charger is compatible with both Apple and select Samsung devices, so there’s nothing stopping you from taking this bag to class, the office and beyond.

2. Marc Jacobs Morning Glories Saffiano Leather Smartphone Wristlet in Navy Multi, $160
Keep your phone and other valuables safe in this adorable wristlet. It’s the perfect size to hold your phone, credit cards, IDs, some cash and more as you travel from class to the library, to the gym or to the cafeteria.

3. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera in Pink, $57.99
Turn memories into keepsakes with this fun instant camera. Take a photo, then print it immediately. Give your photo prints to friends, or hang them up on a dorm room wall. Decorating has never been so simple!

4. Urban Outfitters Palms Keyboard Cover, $12
We’re sad to say that our keyboards often take on more than their fair share of dirt and crumbs. Keep your keys safe and sanitary with this fun and functional keyboard cover (Seriously, how cute is it!?).

5. Kate Spade Wireless Headphones in Cream/Mint Green, $150
Never worry about tangled cords again! Instead, block out distractions with these cute wireless headphones. Take them to the gym, to class or on your commute—they’re perfectly portable and chic.

6. The Little Market Leather Portfolio in Redwood, $88
Take care of your iPad by keeping it safe in this hand-stitched leather portfolio clutch. Not only will it keep your tablet or reader safe, but it also supports artisans at Haiti Design Co-op.

7. Alta HR Wireless Heart Rate and Fitness Tracker in Coral, $179.95
Track your steps, heartrate, sleep quality, burned calories and more with this bright Fitbit. Challenge your friends, increase your water intake and step in style. All those steps around campus should count for something, right?

8. LuMee II LED Lighted iPhone 6/7 and 6/7 Plus Case in Vintage Cali, $54.95
Amateur photographers of the world, take note: You can up your selfie game with this phone case, which features a flattering light for all your photo needs. You’ll never have to worry about bad photo lighting again.

9. Rebecca Minkoff Always On Leather Power Tassel Bag Charm in Putty, $50
Always running out of charge? No problem. Clip this charm onto your bag, and you’ll always have a charger handy. The tassels help cover the charger cord, so you can keep this charm a classy little secret.

10. Kikkerland Super Cable in Pink, $12.90
Perfect to keep in your backpack or purse, this extra charging cable is super sturdy and long. An extra charger can always come in handy. Bonus: This one is an on-trend color as well.

Which of these items will you be purchasing for the new school year?

Share your favorites in the comments!

XO Team LC

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Photos: @juliahengel of Gal Meets Glam