Organized and Convenient:
Binder pouches are nice for people who like to carry around binders, especially if you use one large binder for all of your classes. Binder ouches range in prices, the more expensive pouches are usually more sturdy. They come in a lot of colors and patterns, too! These can be kind of bulky if you don't have a binder, and they won't fit really well into totes or purses. (I don't have one of these, but I'm sure you all know what these look like.)
|Here's the three types of pencil cases I have. From right to left: Modella makeup bag- 2.74, Walmart. Greenroom pencil box, $2, Target. Studio C three pocket pencil pouch, about $3 at Walmart.|
Fashionable and Sturdy:
So, if you're really into all things fashionable, you might want to go the makeup bag route. Not only will makeup bags be fashion forward (usually) but they are usually built better than the typical fabric pencil case. Depending on the size of the pouch you choose, you may not be able to fit certain pencils or markers in them. Depending on where you buy the makeup bag, it will range in price. Typically from $1 to $15.
Minimalistic and Contained:
Pencil boxes, usually thin and long, are another option when searching for a pencil pouch. Pencil boxes are usually pretty cheap and can be found anywhere school supplies are sold. You won't be able to fit anything too thick (like whiteout) or too long (like post its) into a pencil box. However, it will keep its shape and you definitely won't be overpacking. These will fit easily into most bags.
Practical and Prepared:
A typical pencil pouch (even one that is a little more organized-like the one I bought) is another choice. They usually won't be too expensive, and can be found where all school supplies are sold. The problem with traditional pencil pouch is that they aren't the best quality, and the selection varies greatly per store. Pencil pouches can get bulky, but will typically fit all of your supplies and then some. This is great for overpackers.
I hope this helped! I still don't know which one I wanna use... :/