Color Crush: Turquoise Necessities for College

As fall transitions us to cooler months, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear this season’s hottest trends. From style tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up for fall weather.

This week, we’re welcoming Meghan from Lincoln Park Minute to share her favorite color for decorating her college apartment this year—turquoise!

I’m headed back to school for my senior year at DePaul University and I can’t believe it’s already here, but thanks to a recent shopping trip at Meijer, I feel quite prepared in all aspects.

I picked up a ton of great stuff all in a common color: turquoise. Lately I’ve adored turquoise because it’s so bright and fun, and it makes adding color to anything and everything so easy. Blue is also an incredibly calming color, which we can ALL use during school and the stress it often brings.


For school itself, I knew I needed to stock up on a lot of things. For example, I needed a few new tech accessories so I grabbed this sparkly Incipio Design Series case for my iPhone 6/6s and JVC gummy headphones. My phone is regularly in my hand so seeing the blue sparkly pattern instantly lifts my mood. Of course, I can use my headphones with my phone or laptop since they’re always in my purse ready to go.



When it comes to class and studying, there are so many needs! For desk basics, I grabbed this gorgeous blue Mead Cambridge Edition 80 sheet notebook, Maped tattoo soft scissors, LockerLookz 4 piece magnet set, a Sharpie, and Scotch matte tape. Because my desk is white, I love the pops of turquoise each of these items bring to it. To store my books, I used this Whitmor resin weave basket—it really helps keep things looking organized.


I bought another of the same basket to stow away on my built-in bookshelf too—I love how well it matches.



I also grabbed this bright Brita sport water bottle with a built-in filter—I always need to have a water bottle with me whether I’m working out, in class or studying. Speaking of studying, I bought a 2 pair pack of Simple Pleasuries cozy socks to wear while I work on things for class (who can say no to fuzzy socks?).

Outside of school and studying, I really needed to brighten up my apartment overall so I got a few décor items in that turquoise blue I kept seeing all over Meijer. Can you tell I love this color?



In the kitchen section, I stumbled upon the cutest, bright turquoise kitchen items: a berry colander and a Pyrex 4 cup glass storage container. Sometimes I use the colander as storage in my fridge too. Just be sure to put a paper towel underneath to collect any excess water!



In my bedroom, I prefer to have a cute and brightly decorated nightstand. It’s a great place to put a photo, like I did with this Malden International Designs 4×6 frame, because I see it every day when I wake up and go to sleep. Next to it, I have a Studio Nova turquoise rope handle glass tea light holder that looks nice on my desk as well. Like many of the other items, these can both be placed in practically any part of a dorm or apartment.

Now that my space is much more colorful, each and every day is somewhat brighter too. I’m incredibly happy about my finds! What color are you stocking up on this season?

Meghan is the fashionista behind Lincoln Park Minute, a blog full of fun style, beauty and lifestyle tips! Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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