Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter
By Rachel Becker

As summer draws to a close, many parents are turning to Pinterest for back-to-school inspiration — and the social media platform has unveiled a 2015 trends list chock full of cool backpacks, time-saving lunch hacks, style ideas and more.

Here are some of our favorite trends for the 2015-16 school year:

1. Lunches outside the box

School lunches have gotten a whole lot more interesting! We've come a long way from the peanut butter and jelly sandwich — from ham and cheese skewers to a make-your-own pasta salad, the options are endless.

2. Comeback packs

Heritage backpacks are making a comeback, and in a big way. This heritage backpack has a modern twist with a fold-over design and leather detailing; your kid will be stylin' on the playground.

3. Backpack fresheners

Between soccer practice and classes, backpacks are given a lot of tough love by your kids. To keep that smelly backpack from being exiled from the house, backpack fresheners are a trend worth trying this year.

4. Homework stations

This clever DIY homework station is made from an old desk and some fun artwork to inspire your kids.

5. Nice notes

Because nothing says “I love you” like etching a note onto your kids’ breakfast.