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Check out the new issue of Girls' Life starring Anna Cathcart!

Our August/September 2019 issue starts hitting mailboxes and newsstands on July 1! Here's a peek at what you'll find inside our back-to-school issue...

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Between her breakthrough role as Kitty Covey in To All The Boys I've Loved Before and an upcoming reprisal of Dizzy Tremaine in Descendants 3, Anna Cathcart has defined subtle snark and quirky cool. But IRL, the 16-year-old is making a name for herself as one of the sweetest actresses in young Hollywood. Following suit? Her D3 costars Brenna D'Amico and Jadah Marie. In this exclusive cover story, the rising style stars share on-set secrets...all while highlighting the season's dreamiest denim trends. 


School style, solved
Starting the year with a brand-new lewk? Try animal prints, army green, deep berry and luxe leather hues to help you nail those confident first-day vibes. Plus, lavender looks and ear candy that'll make heads spin. 

Trends that go from runway to hallway
From Lana and Laura to Marsai and Millie, celebs know one little thing that most don't: You can wear runway trends IRL (even at school!). Here's all the pretty inspo to channel the catwalk every single day.

Find *your* pumped-up, positive BTS mindset
Guess what? You hold the key to making your school year amazing or just, well, meh. This year, set your intentions and stick to 'em. It's easier than you think, trust. 

Life lessons from your BFF
Yes, you'll learn a lot in the classroom, but life's greatest teacher might just be your bestie for the restie. Discover all the awesome secrets you can learn from your true-blue bud.

Dating dilemmas? We've got answers
#thatfeelingwhen you have to face the first day of school—and your ex. We've got the best tips to survive any awk crush sitch. Plus, can you and your best guy pal really, truly, seriously be just friends?

Make sweet summer stick around 
Bring the vacay vibes, even when you slide into your newly assigned seat. We've got all the tips you need to make that summer feeling last all year long. 

QUIZ: Will you slay your school year?
You know that so much more goes into school success than simply logging hours in the lib. Are you ready to make the grade? Find out.

Mind over matter
Picture it: a sky-high stack of textbooks, cross-country practice and a to-do list the length of your arm. That all sounds, well, v. stressful. Our mindfulness tips will help you tackle it all while still feeling your best.

All about acne
From breakout breakdowns to products that really work, this is your ultimate guide to getting good skin forever. Get glowing, girl.

Six sneaky ways to feel amazing
These surprising hacks are just what you need to boost your mood, stress less and feel your best. PLUS: 19 secrets every smart girl knows.

Everything you need to see, read and listen to during your study break
Summer McKeen spills about her Snap Original series Endless Summerand how she stays positive during tough times. Logan Shroyer of This Is Us gets real on giving back. Plus: the best books, shows, tours, movies and more.

 In this issue, you'll also find... 

💌QUIZ: Are you on their radar?
You + your crush could be the cutest couple ever. But you have to find out one detail first: Do they know you exist?

🍳Breakfast of champions
Never utter "I'm sorry for what I said when I was hungry" again. How? By noshing on these good-for-you a.m. picks. 

🎒Supplies in demand
Time to stock up on cute gear that'll brighten your day. We've picked out the sweetest stickers, prettiest planners and lunchboxes that are so cheery, you'll be psyched to haul that PB&J around. 

📓Making schools safer 
From encouraging inclusivity to securing schools during shootings, meet five teen advocates creating safer spaces.

👗Sew good
Want to level up your style *and* live more sustainably? Elevating your fashion aesthetic is as easy as picking up a needle and thread. Next stop: Project Runway.

*All* the fun and freebies
We know which backpack you should rock based on your zodiac sign
Steal 30 minutes of extra snooze time each morning
Bad habits to ditch before the first day of school
+ Awkward moments from Stranger Things 3 star Priah Ferguson
Dear Carol advises on what to do when you and bestie have the same crush
...and more!



Stressing about the start of the school year? Don't worry—you'll be prepped, confident and ready to take on the world this fall with a backpack full of relaxing reads and sporty styles. 

The best part? We're giving away all eight *amazing* BTS goodies! Click HERE for all the deets on how to win. 


From sweet skincare to adorbs accessories, we're giving away back-to-school swag each and every day through the end of August. Enter for *all* giveaways *all* month right HERE.

Website mentions in AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019...
Keep checking back for all the links below!

PAGE 5: What's hot on for AUGUST and SEPTEMBER...
+ 25 trends that'll NEVER go out of style.
+ 25 things to say and do around your crush HERE.
+ 25 Q's every girl asks about her bod, answered HERE.
+ 25 things you *need* to do before graduating from high school.
+ 25 life lessons we've learned from our celeb besties HERE.
+ 25 quizzes (the best of all time, ofc) HERE.

PAGE 7: You're invited to Fashion Bash 2019. RSVP to GL's *free* music and fashion festival HERE

PAGE 8: On the AUGUST calendar...
+ Find fab + fruity watermelon DIYs HERE.
+ Get the best BTS bullet journal hacks HERE.
+ WIN the Polaroid Pop Instant Print Digital Camera and make your pictures *pop* here HERE.

PAGE 67: Find delish *and* healthy recipes HERE.

PAGE 71: Sew fast! Find pattern suggestions and video tutorials.

Photo credits: August/September cover (Anna Cathcart): Sean Scheidt. Navia Robinson: Instagram/naviarobinson. Lana Condor: Instagram/lanacondor. Summer McKeen: Hudson Taylor. 

by GL | 6/25/2019