Glittery footwear: Start school on the right foot with these trendy shoes and boots from Justice inside St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights. In girls sizes, choose glittery buckle-strap hi-tops ($54.90), plaid and rhinestone slip-ons ($49) or fold-down tan sparkling boots ($59.90).
Water bottles: Stay hydrated during and on your way to and from class with a water bottle from TJ Maxx in Fairview Heights. Priced from $3.99 to $7.99, choose plastic BPA-free containers in different colors and styles. Some are squeezable. Others have screw-off or pull-up spouts. Some are insulated while others have rings so you can attach them to a backpack or belt. Look for them in the container/storage area of the store.
Logo hats: You may have to take it off in class, but classmates will take notice of your headgear from Spencer's at the mall. Choose from "Transformer" and other Marvel logo hats; some have cool color-coordinated plastic brims. Buy one for $19.99 and get the second for half price.