Back to college

Get set for the new term with Animal

09 Sep

First time fresher or seasoned student, getting prepped in good time for the start of term is essential. If you’re setting off to places new it’s a chance to update your look (no one will ever know about those dodgy leggings). For those sadly heading into your last year of studenthood, then some fresh goods is the perfect way to beat the back to college blues and the looming onset of real life!

Back to college with Animal - get set for the new term

Moon Flower graphic tee: £28; Buttoned full zip hoody: £75

Back to college with Animal - get set for the new term

Shovel long sleeve shirt: £45

The best thing about college is it’s a time when you get to be uniquely you, to hang out with mates and find out what makes life tick. Ensuring you pack the essentials that match your lifestyle should therefore be a top priority. If you need a little head’s-up, we’ve put together a few back to college compilations to get you off the mark.


College for many is about good times, good people; nothing fancy but friendships made for life. You’re probably to be found sneaking into the back of class—having forgotten the time whilst hanging out with mates. Keeping it simple is therefore essential so start with the Carve backpack; featuring classic looks, clean lines and mono branding. It’s sized to fit A4 with 20 litres of packing space, front and internal zipped pockets for smaller essentials and padded shoulder straps.

Match with the Navigate tee from our ANML series, a toned-back capsule collection inspired by the freeride mindset. Pull on the Allex fisherman’s beanie, a pair of Iconn skate shoes and you’re set—ready to rattle out that last-minute essay!

Back to college with Animal - get set for the new term - Deadliner

Navigate graphic tee: £22; Allex beanie: £16; Carve backpack: £22; Iconn skate shoe: £50

The Thinker

If you’re a daydreaming creative type then the Kikki backpack has the mellow vibes to match. Slouchy canvas, cinch-in closure and buckle straps bring a touch of vintage style, whilst the asphalt grey and contrast geo print complete the look. Mix it up with the felted Adella fedora and the Earthia jumper–a chunky cable knit for when cooler times blow in.

Back to college with Animal - get set for the new term - The Thinker

Adella fedora hat: £25; Earthia knitted jumper: £45; Kikki backpack: £35


We reckon taking time out to head for the hills is definitely important when you’re a student. With the Escapes backpack you get traditional style but modern functionality; think heritage wool textured finish and classic double strap fastening, combined with an internal padded laptop sleeve and big stash capacity. Whenever it feels like the essays are stacking up, you’ll be ready for a quick exit!

Back to college with Animal - get set for the new term - Off Campus

Escapes backpack: £32; Reave beanie: £16; Fielding wallet: £20

The Varsity Teamer

If you like life clean-cut and straight talking then this neat little line up is the one to pick. The Discover backpack comes with a slim-line silhouette but still manages to pack in a rear loading laptop sleeve and spacious internal compartment, sized for A4. The slick urban grey colourway is quietly understated, with just a touch of chalky blue and simple mono branding.

Going back to college of course means time for some new clothes: the varsity look is spot-on this season, so try out Animal’s ringer tee, in slub jersey or dyed marl. A ribbed beanie is a failsafe for bad hair days, and the Becki with its faux fur bobble is a nice touch. Match up with a pair of toned-back skate shoes, such as the Malia, with vulcanised construction in a dark berry purple colourway.

Back to college with Animal - get set for the new term - Varsity Teamer

Becki bobble beanie: £18; Discover backpack: £30; College Tryouts graphic tee: £20; Malia skate shoe: £45; City Slicker jacket: £100

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