I love lists, I make lists of lists and I like to write my lists in a planner. So here is a list of planners to help you get your shit together in 2017, because let’s be honest, 2nd term is hard and we need all the help we can get.
Okay so I stole this idea from my boyfriend, but hanging up a Wilko’s whiteboard is an easy way to plan and list your heart out. You can separate it into a grid if you are feeling deft with a pen, use different colours or simply just write a list. Then enjoy the satisfaction of rubbing off each item on the list as you complete it.
Not just good for slip dresses and velvet skirts, Urban Outfitters have a pretty nice range of stationery. This white marble option, for example, is both practical and on point with the marble trend. I also like the section for you to write in your day’s objectives, but you do have to write in the dates.
The Instagram Worthy: £40
An expensive option at £40 but the most gorgeous of the options. It also promises the most benefits. On the website it claims to “Train your mind to always look at the positive side of things”, “learn to master the art of resilience” and “set goals that will maximise your happiness level”. The planner comes in a range of beautiful geometric designs and is packaged with rose gold pens and 8 printables for your wall. It is basically everything you need to post an Instagram worthy #newyearnewme photo.
I couldn’t write an article about planners without mentioning the stationary king, Paperchase. You can’t go wrong really (plus they have 10% student discount). These are just two of a swathe of options, but they do keep with the pastel/marble/motivational quote trend.
The Classic Option: £20
Keep it organised like Jane in 27 Dresses with a Filofax. This black leather option will keep your notes, events and life in perfect order. The added benefit of a Filofax is that you can simply add in more pages if you need more space. Not the prettiest option, but tried and tested.
The Artsy Option: £5
This is a calendar rather than a planner, but the wall is the best place to put art anyway. Featuring photos from the Victoria and Albert collection, with a focus on the early pioneers of Photography, it is sure to increase your artist cred.
The Cosmopolitan Option: £24.95
Yes I know Exeter isn’t exactly cosmopolitan, but Liberty is a symbol of London luxury. All of their products are picked carefully so you know that every one of them will be gorgeous. This is just one of many gorgeous planners they sell. Inside is a simple design of a column for each day, but the cover (a design from US based Moglea) is very much an urban statement piece.
The Rainbow Option: £31.99
A fun option from the masters of notebooks, Moleskine. Each month is a different coloured notebook, which makes them lighter and easier to carry around. They all come in a box that “protects, organizes, and preserves”. A pricier option, but Moleskine notebooks are very good quality so for 12 this is pretty worth it.