The Best Planners to Start Off the School Year

Along with the back to school season comes one of the biggest decisions of the year – what planner should you buy?  It may seem easy, but deciding what to map out your entire life with for the next 365 years is a doozy.

Here is a list of the five top planners on the market this season.

Kate Spade// this option contains your classic planner layout – a monthly spread with weekly pages for each day’s events in more detail or a place to write all those to-dos.  The inside is printed in simple black and white so you can keep it simple or spice it up on your own.  They have many fun, classic patterns and a few sizes to choose from.

Lilly Pulitzer// this planner is very similar to Kate Spade’s; however, it is chalk full with colorful doodles and Lilly inspired sayings.  It also comes with a Lilly sticker set so you can live each day bright and colorful.  They have a great array of patterns to choose from as well!

Sugar Paper x Target// this planner is perfect if you would like to keep some money in your pockets.  Some cost as low as $8 and really get the job done.  The regular weekly and monthly planner comes with a separate space to make your to-do list along with a classic weekly spread. Perfect for the gal who likes to write it ALL down.

Erin Condren Life Planner// this planner is more on the pricy side of things but really gets you set up!  You can customize the cover and layout as you like to make the perfect planner individual to your needs.

Rifle Paper & Co// this 17-month planner comes in a few beautiful patterns and contains the classic layout of a Kate or Lilly planner.  You have the great option of ordering three different sizes and styles!


The first step to a great year is an awesome planner!