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XOXO Karen • The first day of school was always my favorite.
My back-to-school • survive (and thrive) kit
Back-to-School Fun and Freebies • Don’t worry, girl—there’s still *plenty* of sun and fun to soak up. August awaits…
Everyone is seeing a show, why not you? • EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO SEE, BINGE AND LISTEN TO THIS SEASON
9 things to stream to remind you school is awesome • EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO SEE, BINGE AND HEAR
MATCH YOUR LATEST READ TO YOUR LUNCHBOX • Because coordinating your book to your bag is *never* going out of style.
The New Classics • There are a few things everyone should have in their closet—basics, if you will—but that doesn’t mean they have to *be* basic. So how do you reinvent these wardrobe workhorses? Look for fall 2022 updates that feel so right now: cool cuts, eye-catching details, unexpected colors and patterns or super fun embellishments. Fashion class is now in session, because these basics are anything but boring.
Back In Black
LOOKING glowy (not, um, greasy)
MAKE IT BOLD, BABE • It’s time for new classes, new friends and a new year. Now meet your new look: bright colors, daring details and loads of hair bling. Yep, going back to school is a breeze when you have a few fresh beauty tricks up your sleeve. Grab a pen, ladies, because you’ll want to take notes…
How to Actually Blow-Dry Your Hair
STOP the stink • Find yourself catching a whiff of something? It might be a little B.O. (that’s body odor…). Here’s what to know.
Your Official Crush Dictionary • OK, LET’S BE REAL FOR A SECOND: CRUSHES ARE CONFUSING (AND PROBS ALWAYS WILL BE). BUT BEFORE YOU SAY, “A IS FOR ‘ALREADY KNEW THAT,’” HEAR US OUT. WE’RE COMPILING EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS—FROM A TO Z—SO YOU CAN HIT THE HALLWAYS WITH YOUR BEST FOOT (AND HEART) FORWARD.
ARE YOU AND BAE ON THE ROAD TO A RELATIONSHIP? • TIRED OF THE TALKING STAGE? THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.
Shady summer ship sitches BEGONE!
You could hope they secretly know you like them… or try this. • Here’s the thing: If you’re always waiting for someone else to make the first move, you’ll also be waiting to be texted, asked out and kissed. What to do instead? Dazzle ’em with a confident vibe and flirt, girl.
back-to-school REBRAND • A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO YOUR
It’s time to rethink your squad goals
NEW SCHOOL YEAR, new you! (But, like, for real this time) • Procrastinate like a pro? Constantly dodge difficult sitches? Discover what’s secretly holding you back—and how to move yourself forward.
5 WAYS TO MAKE THE GOOD STUFF STICK • Raise your hand if you’ve ever bailed on busting a bad habit. All of you? OK, keep reading…
“Will it happen to me?” • In the aftermath of school shootings, going back to the classroom can be scary. Here’s how to fight some of those fears…
The smart girl’s guide to figuring stuff out • Finding the right answer is easier than you think. We’re ending the dilemma of making a tough decision.
Current mood: Pressley Hosbach • She’s fun, she’s fashionable, she keeps it real. And she just became your new school year BFF.
ARE YOU SET TO SHINE THIS SCHOOL YEAR? • Most likely to succeed…or, ahem, room to improve? Peep your personal report card before the first bell even rings.
8 WAYS TO LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE YOU’RE ON VACAY • Yep, we’re bringing ~all~ the sunny vibes in our backpacks this...