Backpacks are probably one of the most important back to school supplies you could possibly get. Except, I try to think of backpacks as more of fashion accessories instead of school supplies. Even though it has to be big enough for all of your binders and textbooks and functional with pockets and working zippers, but it can also be cute! Check out some of these cute bags that can be both.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I love polka dots. They’re playful and cute, but can also be classy. And when they’re on an adorable tote bag or roomy backpack, what’s not to love? You can go for a super classic black and white look, or even a pretty colored pattern. What’s awesome about polka dots is that since it’s such a classic pattern, you can wear it in virtually any type of bag. Look for a type of bag and color of dots that you like.
If you want to look professional and still cool, look for a bag that’s a little bit more structured. It will probably have a more rigid frame and seem almost like a briefcase, but it will still be cool and functional. I like something that has a thick, rigid top handle. Look for something in a cool color or fabric to make sure the bag is more hallway appropriate than cubicle ready.
A tote is a really cool way to get a different style backpack but still get the room. It’s also great if you’ve got back pains because it takes some pressure off your back. Totes in a leathery fabric are generally sturdier and longer lasting than a cotton or canvas material, but find something you feel is comfortable and functional for you. If you’re going for something with a leathery feel, look for something in a super cool and classic color like caramel or burgundy. If you want something with a cotton or canvas material, look for something in a playful color and pattern.
Crochet is awesome because it can be girly and classy, but also bohemian and fun. My only issue with crochet is that it’s usually in an off white or beige color, which means it can easily be stained. I’m not the daintiest or most careful person, so choosing a beige crochet backpack probably wouldn’t be the best idea for me. But if you know that you can keep it clean, give it a shot! It’s an awesome look that’s something totally out of the norm. Carry around a Tide to Go stick or Shout wipes just in case you get a stain. If you’re into the crochet vibe but don’t think you should go for an all around look, try something with a crochet accent, like a pocket. You’ll still get the cute crochet look but with a higher chance of keeping your bag clean.
The last bag that I want to feature is a floral bag. Floral can be done in so many ways, which is so cool. It comes in all different colors, and the flowers can be big or small. Also, you can find the bags in all different styles. They can be cute and sweet, fashionable and trendy or fierce and feisty. They let you bring a piece of the spring and summer to the hallway all year long. Look for something that makes you feel refreshed.
So, now I’d like to hear your feedback. Which bag would you like to rock this year?
If anyone has any ideas for other back to school articles or decides to try one of these cool bags, let me know in the comments below or send a picture to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org! Also don’t forget to follow my Tumblr, tantalizingly-tasteful.tumblr.com, and my Instagram, @tonirose08! Love you guys xx
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Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Black Polka Dot Backpack, $39.99 at Zumiez
Camp Director Tote in Day Camp, $41.99 at ModCloth
ASOS Contrast Boysy Backpack, $67.71 at ASOS
New Look XHatch Formal Backpack in Pink, $38.67 at ASOS
Anyplace of Business Tote, $48.99 at ModCloth
Handbag in Burgundy, $49.95 at H&M
Aero Athletics Logo Tote in Pop Coral, $20.00 at Aéropostale
Model Face Canvas Tote, $3.80 at Forever 21
T-shirt & Jeans Stella Crochet Trim Backpack, $39.99 at Tilly’s
Olivia Floral Crochet Backpack, $39.99 at Tilly’s
Women’s Floral Print Backpack Handbag in Black, $20.00 at Target
Mi Pac Floral Tapestry Backpack, $58.02 at ASOS