This is The Firsts

This is the time to try new things: take risks, make a new city home, make friends family, define your personal style. Together with Abercrombie & Fitch, Bustle is giving you all of the real-life inspo you need to get started on your year of firsts.

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How 5 Of Bustle's Editors Are Wearing Stripes This Spring

Layered rompers, sleek midi dresses, and linen fabrics are swiftly on the rise in New York, even if spring temps are taking their sweet time about it. In the Bustle offices especially, we're embracing the season's best trends with open arms. Not the …
By Elly Ayres

7 Tips For Being Single In A New City For The First Time

Moving to a new city can be really intimidating — and being single in a new city can be especially tricky. When you don't know anyone yet or haven't found your routine, the idea of meeting new people can seem like a major step outside your comfort zo…
By Lea Rose Emery

8 Things To Remember The First Time You Do Hot Yoga

I used to pride myself on my ability to complete the most challenging of workouts without ever breaking a sweat — that is, until I tried hot yoga. Listen to me when I say this: There's absolutely no way any human being with a pulse can exit that furn…
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13 Hacks That Will Make Your First Day At A New Job So Much Easier

Starting a new job can be nerve-racking, and the first day of that new job can be the worst. However, there are ways to make it the best, once you have some tips on how to do so. The key is knowing some first-day hacks when you start a new job. “Hav…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Things I Learned About Love During My First Adult Relationship

Love is bittersweet. Some of us have experienced passion that we'll forever try to put into words, and breakups that were so heartbreaking. What I learned about love during my first adult relationship is that it's so much more than those crushes from…
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8 Morning Struggles You Only Understand Once You Have Your First Job

Landing your first job can be so exciting. After college, you want to make your passion your paycheck, and tend to put a lot of focus on finding a position that's the perfect fit. You've spent the past four years or so working towards that degree, wh…
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9 Love Experts Reveal Their BEST Tip For Having A Successful First Date

If you worry about impressing someone on a first date (particularly if you have a hunch that you and your date might really hit it off), you're definitely not alone. But it's important to remember that, at its core, a first date is really no big deal…
By Laken Howard
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9 Women On The Moment They First Knew They Wanted To Marry Their Partner

Marriage isn't for everyone. Thankfully, more and more people are realizing this — which makes it even more meaningful when people decide they want to get married. People are putting a lot of thought into what was previously done by default, and the …
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Expert Tips For Talking To Your Partner About Money For The First Time

In a long-term relationship, there will inevitably be occasions when you and your partner need to have difficult (or even downright unpleasant) conversations. One thing that can be particularly tough for couples? Figuring out how to talk about money …
By Laken Howard

11 Tips For Communicating More Effectively In Your First Real Relationship

When you enter into your first ever real, long-term relationship, there's a huge learning curve. Even if you're totally smitten with your new partner, transitioning from being just a "me" to being one half of a "we" takes some serious getting used to…
By Laken Howard
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'90s-Inspired Denim Looks You'll Want To Try ASAP

Few trends have spread as rapidly through the Bustle offices as the '90s style resurgence. Whether millennials are nostalgic for their childhoods or have simply realized that '90s fashion is actually the best, the decade of Riot Grrrls and boy bands …
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8 Things You Need To Be Prepared For When Starting A Workout Routine For The First Time

Starting a workout routine can be daunting if you've never really had one before. Even if you feel really inspired when you first start out, it can be a little nerve-wracking if you just plain don't know what to expect from your fitness journey. Whil…
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11 Accessories To Get For Your Workout If You’re A First-Timer Who Needs Motivation

When you jump into a workout routine for the very first time, it can be hard, sure, but it's also really fun and inspiring. You can literally feel yourself getting stronger and stronger as the weeks pass, and it's exhilarating to find new ways to cha…
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7 Things You Really Should Consider The First Time You Make A Budget

Adulting is hard. And between balancing your checkbook and making sure the rent check for your apartment goes out on time, you're realizing that the real world is — well, "real." Coming out of college, you heard all about how you were totally in char…
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9 Successful People Share Their First Major Failure

When you fail at something big-time, you can start to think of yourself as an incompetent person. But the truth is, we all have our failures. In these situations, it helps to remember that even the world's most successful people have failed just as b…
By Suzannah Weiss

9 Habits That People Successful At Their First Jobs Practice

Getting your first job is a big deal, and it also sets a precedent for your future jobs, too, even though you may not even realize it at the time. And, a large part of excelling at them is developing good work habits. After all, the impression that y…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Successful Women On How They Compartmentalize

When it comes time to focus on one part of your life more than another, compartmentalizing is key. However, it may not always be easy. For instance, you may need to focus on preparing for a big meeting at work, yet you and your significant other had …
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7 Women On The One Thing That Finally Made Them Feel Like An Adult After College

How does one "adult?" From the minute second semester hits senior year and they hand you your diploma at graduation, you're wondering just what the real world is going to be like. You started applying for jobs and scoping out cute apartments with you…
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7 Reasons Why Your Work Wife Will Totally Save You During Your First Job

As much as it's an extremely exciting time in your life, your first job can be a pretty nerve-racking experience. Yeah, you nailed the interview like the girl boss you are, but everything about this work culture is totally new to you. But then, there…
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8 Important Self-Care Tips To Never Forget During Your First Job

You landed your first job! Oh boy, college was a whole lot of stress, but once you really hit the "real world," you realized it's not all so bad. All of those late nights on the train coming back from your internship were so worth it, and now your pl…
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7 Things That Will Definitely Happen During Your First Job & How To Deal

Starting your first job can be an incredibly daunting experience. In fact, every new job you start will probably have a learning curve — but starting your first job particularly involves an adjustment period. You may feel like everyone else knows wha…
By Lea Rose Emery

8 Ground Rules To Set In An Adult Relationship

In the beginning of a relationship, it usually feels like you'll get along perfectly and will never hurt each other. Then, slowly, before you know it, you're treating each other in ways you never imagined you could. You're breaking relationship groun…
By Suzannah Weiss

19 Love Experts On The First Time They Fell In Love

Falling in love is wonderful — the sense of euphoria, excitement, and feeling that you finally found someone you’re compatible with on many levels. In fact, you don’t even know how you lived without them for so long, as they’re just such a natural pa…
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Ways To Make Your First Apartment Without Roommates Feel Like Home Sweet Home

When you first ventured out on your own, you probably shared an apartment or house with a few roommates. So, when it's time for you to have your own place and live solo, it's a different ball game. Yeah, you always provided for yourself — even with r…
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7 Things You Should Know The First Time You Get A Credit Card

Swiping is one thing this generation has become accustomed to — but not all swiping is as simple as going left or right. Swiping a credit card comes with major responsibilities, which is why you should educate yourself on what they're for, and most i…
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8 Essential Things To Know Before Welcoming A Pet Into Your Adult Life

Always show up to life prepared, especially if you're getting a pet. This motto really is so tried and true. Think about all of those tests you took where you brought an extra pencil, just in case. Your classmate probably ended up needing it, and you…
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7 Ways Tell If Someone Is Soulmate Material In The First 5 Minutes

Sometimes, you may meet someone and feel an instant connection, as though you are soulmates — you just click, and you can't explain it. In fact, that soulmate-level connection can start as quickly as five minutes into meeting them. "Sometimes, there …
By Natalia Lusinski

How To Save & Budget For Your First Grownup Vacation

Planning your first vacation as an adult can be an amazing feeling — an amazing, expensive feeling. If you want to go away for more than just a long weekend, things can get pricy. And if you want to go somewhere abroad, things will get even pricier. …
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9 Things To Know Before You Move In Together

The longer you're dating someone, the more relationship milestones you'll reach together: defining the relationship, meeting the parents, exchanging 'I love yous' and, of course, one of the biggest milestones of all — moving in together. In theory, …
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7 Women Reveal How They Coped Their First Time Living Away From Their Mom

The most difficult part about leaving the nest doesn't always have anything to do with being thrown into society and combating the ups and downs of adulting. It may generally revolve around the fact that you're leaving mama bear for the first time, b…
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7 Women Share How They Survived Their First Friendship Breakup

There's a lesson to be learned from every breakup. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and that the universe knows what it's doing when people come and go from our lives. Breaking up with a friend, especially one you've had for …
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9 Things I Wish I Knew The First Time I Was A Bridesmaid

Being a bridesmaid is the ultimate honor. Your friend is asking you to stand by her side on one of the biggest day of her entire life. It's pretty much like she's The Bachelorette and is handing you a beautiful rose at the rose ceremony. You get all …
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