The following is a guest post from our friends at POPSUGAR Fashion.

We have been getting a bit nostalgic for some aspects of the back-to-school season. Namely, all the hidden style moments we didn't appreciate back then. We didn't realize all the fashion statements — from bold backpacks to Velcro sneakers to doodle-heavy notebooks — we were making way back when. You can still rock a pencil case or a plaid pleated skirt without feeling a tad too elementary. Visit POPSUGAR Fashion to look back at eight classic items from the classroom and their modern updates.

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