As back-to-school season approaches, we’re left wondering what the heck we’re supposed to wear on our first day. After all, the first day of school is like a fresh start; an energetic reset, if you will, when you can declare who you are and what you stand for. Now, although we love the idea of wearing something bold and eye-catching, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what that entails.
Thankfully, you can turn to the cosmos for some extra inspiration come “first day of school” time. Whether you’re a daring Scorpio looking to wear an animal-inspired print, or a Pisces seeking something light and airy, using your zodiac to inspire your style is an easy way to invigorate your wardrobe.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. We spoke to astrologer Amelia Quint — the woman behind The Midheaven, as well as horoscopes for Rookie and The Coveteur — and got her inside scoop on each sign’s perfect back-to-school look. So read on to see how your own galactic style can help you spice things up this school year.
If there’s anyone who’s going into this school year with their head high and their feet firmly planted, it’s you, dear Capricorn. As an earth sign, you need an outfit that will help you feel grounded and confident, without getting in the way of your studies. Opt for a wrap dress and ballet-inspired flats to help you feel like your best self. Play around with shoes that feature ribbons for extra oomph, and add some layered necklaces in there to feel regal.
Water bearer, you have the power to rock a statement piece. Aquarians are known for their trailblazing and forward-thinking sensibilities, and you bet your bottom dollar that this includes the fashion realm. If there’s anyone who can show up wearing a metallic skirt and band tee on the first day of school, it’s you. Wear some bright blue eyeliner or your favorite lipstick. Show ’em how it’s done!
Dollskill “Marigold Metallic Band Tee,” $30
You’re the most likely to go with flow, but that doesn’t mean you want to blend in — not completely, anyway. For the first day of school, wear something light and airy like tulle with a water-friendly Chelsea Boot. This way, you can channel your emotional spirit while still keeping it cool. Swipe plenty of highlighter on, and complete the look with your favorite robe or kimono, and you’ll be greeting the new year in style.
Aries, you fiery being; you want to make your mark while still putting in as little effort in as possible. If the bodysuit was invented for anyone, it’s you. Pair a bright and bold bodysuit with some high-waisted jeans, and your favorite sandals, for the ultimate “goodbye summer” look. You can even throw on some matching lipstick or nail polish to really make heads turn.
Just because you’re the grounded one doesn’t mean you don’t like to experiment. And if there’s any day for playing with your style, Taurus, it’s the first day of school. If you’re looking to keep it calm, cool, and collected this year, then we suggest grabbing a T-shirt dress and some flatform sandals. If you’re opting for earthy neutrals, you can also add some color with makeup and accessories. Low risk, high reward.
H&M “T-Shirt Dress,” $14.99
As the communicator of the zodiac, it only makes sense that your back-to-school look speaks for itself. Reach for a shift dress in a tropical fruit print and a pair of oxfords to show off your wild side. You’re a versatile creature, Gemini, and this outfit will showcase that. Don’t be shy! Step into the spotlight and wear something that will make you feel unstoppable.
Oh, Cancer. You feel everything, don’t you? If you’re nervous about the first day of school, then you need an outfit you can feel like yourself in. You’re a water sign, so try some stripes to tap into your nautical essence. Pair a striped tee with some high-rise boyfriend jeans for extra oomph without sacrificing comfort. You’ll be killing your first day of school in no time.
H&M “Short T-shirt,” $9.99
The first day of school is all about you, Leo, and you deserve a look that will make you queen of the jungle. Opt for attention-grabbing accessories to really embrace your inner power. Grab a patched-up leather jacket and some metallic ankle boots to strut your stuff in style, with basically no effort required. And if you feel like blending in, you can just take your jacket off — no pressure.
As someone who appreciates the classics, you’ll feel scholarly wearing your favorite tartan skirt to your first day of school. But, you don’t have to feel like you’re wearing a uniform! Grab a a skirt with an interesting silhouette and a matching turtleneck tank to take the look to the next level. Even if you’re not at the top of your class, you’ll have everyone thinking you are.
You always have it under control, Libra, but that doesn’t mean you don’t like to take it easy. If you want to look cool, but not like you tried to hard, then grab a pair of paper bag pants and a graphic tee, and you’ll be owning the hallways in no time. Trousers and a tee may not be everyone’s thing, but if there’s anyone who can pull off the “edgy nerd” look, it’s you.
Oh Scorpio, we know you love to break the rules. Channel some of this energy into an outfit that unleashes your inner flame. Grab a cheetah print shirt or bodysuit and a beret for a look only you could rock. Swipe on some red lipstick and grab your favorite boots, and you’re sure to make it feel like summer never ended.
Sagittarius, you always have your eyes to the sky. You’re a bigger picture person, but that doesn’t mean you don’t care about style. To nail your first day, choose a look that’s equal parts comfort and style. By opting for a statement-making romper and some sneakers, you’re ready for wherever the day takes you. Swipe on some mascara and highlighter for some glamour, and allow yourself to feel your power.
No matter what your sign, remember to wear something that feels like it captures the best version of who you are.