How to Make This School Year Your Best One Yet

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The smell of a brand new notebook. Decorating your locker. Picking out a first day fit (and not just a top, thankyouverymuch!). There’s something inherently exciting about heading back to school for a fresh start after a long summer. Sure, you might not be thrilled about study sessions or group projects, but doing them IRL > logging onto Zoom. After months of virtual classes and learning from home, we have a feeling that this year — when you make your grand return to school, friends, and the extracurriculars you love — might just be the best one yet. To make sure of it, we’ve put together everything you need to prepare for the months ahead: From how to take care of your mind and combat Sunday scaries, to where to find a lunch box that basically doubles as a purse, to how to make your dorm room feel, like, ten times bigger. Read on for everything you need to make this school year as iconic as you are.

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Make sure you absolutely understand the assignment when it comes to rocking the coolest fits and makeup looks this fall.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

These dorm decor hacks and decor tips definitely don’t miss — even in a tiny space, really.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Take notes (or screenshot and save for later) because this checklist is *everything* you need to slay your first day. Click the interactive checklist and you’ll be more prepared than ever for your first day.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Everything you need for the big night, from proposal ideas to the playlist to the wardrobe. This is how you become ✨ homecoming ✨ royalty ✨.

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