Saturday, August 26, 2017

Bivouac's Back to School Essentials

Classes, papers, exams - oh no! It’s that time of year again. As you move back onto campus make sure to stop into Bivouac to get your hands on all of our Back to School essentials. . Whether you’re a seasoned Michigan student or a new, incoming student we’ve got your back. From the latest trends to our wide selection of backpacks and accessories, we’ll have you stepping onto campus in style

For your first day of class:

There's no denying that we all want to dress to impress on that first day back. Bivouac carries tons of options so you look good and stay comfortable walking between classes. 
Start by slipping on a classic Patagonia pullover for when you leave the house on those crisp fall mornings. Paired with a pair of dark wash jeans and some fresh new, fall boots, you'll be turning heads. 


Worn in the image above: 
Women's Cotten Quilt Snap-T Pullover (In Birch White) 

Men's Synchilla Pullover - Available In Store in Various Colors  
Men's Kendrick Side Zip Boot 

Merrell Chateau Mid Pull Boot 



Men's Fall Fashion Essentials: 


Stylish, yet comfortable. Bivouac has everything you need to get through those long days of class that run into long nights at the library. Essentials include the 32oz Wide Mouth Hydro Flask - it will keep you water cool throughout the day to keep you hydrated and it will also keep your evening coffee hot as you head to study. Our new RX Protein bars contain tons of nutrients including eggs and nuts to keep you going during the day... speaking of keeping you going, don't forget your Goal Zero Flip 20 Phone Charger  to make sure you can always link up with friends for lunch and study sessions!


But, we know... you're not ALWAYS in the library. We all need a little break. The Eno Double Nest Hammock is the perfect accessory to have in your backpack - just string it up in the Diag in your hour break for a little relaxation. Top it all off with a warm Patagonia Reversible Bivy Down Vest , one of our Velvet Henley shirts (available in-store in multiple colors),  “The Matchbox” Slim Straight Leg Jeans , and Men's 6IN Premium Boot


Women's Fall Fashion Essentials: 


Vest season is one of our favorites - they are the perfect layer for early fall days. This Patagonia Retro Pile Vest is definitely one of our favorites - cute and comfy! Pair with a soft Michael Stars Long Sleeve V neck w/ Thumb Holes (shown in Heather Loden) and some trendy high-waist jeans from our newest brand, GRLFRND (GRLFRND Karolina High waisted, skinny jeans). For all of your walking across campus, a pair of classicSuperga Classic Cotu Shoes is the way to go (available in platform styles as well!). 


To keep you going throughout the day, much like the Hydro Flask above, a Swell Bottle (shown in Sparkling Champagne)  is a great accessory to keep your water ice cold and that mid-day coffee steaming hot. We have Swells in a wide variety or colors and sizes! For an extra pick me up, try our new Bizzy Coffee Shots - they contain two shots of espresso to keep you awake in that early 8am lecture! 










Backpack Essentials:
We know the struggle - you're leaving your house or apartment early in the morning and won't be back until later that evening... how are you supposed to know what you'll need throughout the day when things are always coming up?! Well that's college life and we've put together this guide to you can pack your bag and be prepared for anything.


From classes, to club meetings, and then the library - not only do you want comfortable clothes that look good but you also will need to be prepared for whatever the day will bring you once you leave the house. Bivouac has a large assortment of accessories, snacks, and other daily essentials that are a must to have in your backpack. First, pick up a Patagonia Men's Chachabuco 30L Pack with its various compartments and padded 15 inch laptop pouch, you'll have enough space for anything and everything you could need during the day, along with your MCard tucked in a Herschel Wallet (available online and in-store in various styles)



Make sure to bring along some sun screen and Kiehl's Facial Fuel Products. The Sunbum Face Sunscreen is the perfect thing to have in your bag for those spontaneous trips to the Arb or Diag on a sunny day (with your Frisbee of course). Kiehl's has an assortment of products that are great to have on a daily basis - the Eye de-puffer and Eye Alert keep you feeling refreshed during the day with their cooling extracts and blends of vitamins and caffeine to fight fatigue (both available in-store). Additionally, to make sure you're always on (Michigan) time, pick up a Timex Watch.
It goes without saying that the most important Back to School task is to stock up on Michigan gear. Bivouac bleeds blue so stop in to shop our assortment of Michigan gear, such as the "We Bleed Blue" shirt shown above!


Just like the image above, we have curated Bivouac's must have items for Back to School our fashion lovers. Start off with the new North Face Isabella Backpack - it is large enough to carry your daily essentials with multiple, easy access panels and pouches along with a fleece lined tablet compartment. Include the Kiehl's Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist - it instantly re-hydrates and refreshes skin and protects skin against daily aggressors. The Kiehl's Hand Salve will keep your skin smooth and hydrated, even in the driest winter conditions. 
Just like the mornings where we don't know exactly what we'll need for the day, we also never know what exactly the weather will do... it is Michigan after all. Grab a tote sport umbrella for those unexpected downpours and a pair of happy socks to keep your feet happy and dry. Along with your new umbrella and extra footwear, our new Michael Stars Suede Baseball Cap is a must. Make sure to check out our newest women's  Retro Brand Michigan Apparel so you can show your school spirit on game days and all over campus! 


Bivouac wishes you a smooth and successful start to this coming school year! Keep an eye out for more campus suggestions coming soon!