If you're still drying off with the ratty bath towels you arrived with at your freshman college dorm, it's probably time to ante up and welcome some fresh new towels to your linen closet. I cannot tell you how much of a difference it will make in your morning cleansing routine. Thankfully, you don't have to tread these new waters at the expense of style or your wallet. The Pottery Barn Classic Stripe Bath Towels ($6-$18) are classic, plush, and super absorbent but not so traditional that they won't fit in with your modern bathroom cabinets. If after one shake down with this Steal, you're still longing for the frayed terrycloth linens from your co-ed days, I'd have to say you have bigger problems, Van Wilder.