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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 a fresh start—an energetic reset when you can declare who you are and what you stand for. But while we love the idea of wearing bold and eye-catching first day of school outfits, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what that entails.

Thankfully, you can turn to the cosmos for some extra inspiration when it comes to cute first day of school outfits. 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 all of the signs’ ideal first day of school outfits. So read on to see how your own galactic style can help you spice things up this school year.

What’s the perfect first day of school outfit, based on your zodiac sign?


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 a first day of school 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 wedges to help you feel like your best self. Play around with shoes that feature ribbons for extra oomph, and add some layered necklaces to feel extra regal.

Blu Pepper Wrap Ditsy Floral Print Wrap Dress

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Nordstrom Rack

ASOS Jaylen espadrille wedges in white


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 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

Elastic Waist Pleated Skirt


You’re the most likely to go with flow, but that doesn’t mean you want to blend in—not completely, anyway. Make your first day of school outfit light and airy (think a tulle skirt with a water-friendly Chelsea Boot). This way, you can channel your emotional spirit while still keeping it cool. Swipe on plenty of highlighter, and complete the look with your favorite robe or kimono, and you’ll be greeting the new year in style.

Pleated Tulle T-Shirt Dress

Chase Black Pointed Toe Ankle Booties


Aries, you fiery being; you want to make your mark while 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 turn heads with your first day of school outfit.

Seamless Ribbed Bodysuit

Nordstrom Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Grazer Skinny Jeans


Just because you’re the grounded one doesn’t mean you don’t like to experiment. And if there’s any time for playing with your style, Taurus, it’s with your first day of school outfit. If you’re looking to keep it calm, cool, and collected this year, 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.

Rolled Sleeve Basic Tee Dress

Universal Thread Agnes Quarter Strap Espadrille Sandals


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 on the first day of school.

Compania Fantastica Do Juicy What I See? Shift Dress

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Calvin Klein Aracely Oxfords


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 feel confident in this casual and cute first day of school outfit.

Striped Short Sleeve Crewneck Ringer Boxy T-Shirt

Belted Paperbag Ankle Jeans


The first day of school is all about you, Leo, and you deserve a look that will make you queen of the jungle (er, hallway). Opt for attention-grabbing accessories to embrace your inner power: An edgy leather jacket and metallic ankle boots will elevate your style with basically no effort required. And if you feel like blending in, you can just take your jacket off—no pressure.

Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Empire Pointed Toe Ankle Boots In Silver Metallic


As someone who appreciates the classics, you’ll feel scholarly wearing your favorite tartan skirt as part of your first day of school outfit. But you don’t have to feel like you’re wearing a uniform. Grab a a skirt with an interesting silhouette and 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.

High Neck Ribbed Knit Sweater

New Look Midi Skirt in Check


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 too hard with your first day of school outfit, 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.

Levi’s Graphic Tee

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Forever 21

Wild Fable High-Waist Paper Bag Pants


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 to top off your first day of school outfit, and you’re sure to feel like summer never ended.

One Eleven Leopard Asymmetrical Thong Bodysuit

Le Beret Français Ecojean Beret


Sagittarius, you always have your eyes to the sky. You’re a big picture person, but that doesn’t mean you don’t care about style. To nail your first day of school outfit, 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.

Shirred Waist Tie Shoulder Jumpsuit

Stradivarius Chunky Sneakers

No matter what your sign, remember to choose a first day of school outfit that captures the best version of who you are.