By Amy Tsai
We may only be in the middle of July right now (we’ve got the heat waves here in LA to prove it), but believe us when we tell you that summer is the best time to back-to-school shop, whether you’re actually heading back there or not! And everyone knows what’s at the top of every list, jelly pens and perforated notebooks aside – that’s right, a new backpack.
Even if you won’t have a schedule of classes to attend and new instructors to impress come fall, our selection of cute, unique, fashion-forward knapsacks is gonna be pretty hard to pass up. They’re perfect for work, roadtrips, holidays, every day, etc. So get ready to take notes! We’re going bag to school with chic backpacks that are too cool for just school…
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For an updated, sophisticated, even work-appropriate version of the backpack, you can’t go wrong with swapping out canvas for something a little more substantial…like vegan leather! You could do a classic design in faux leather or a sleek, sturdy, completely overhauled silhouette. Even a cool nylon knapsack with metallic hardware – perfect for your adult sensibilities.
If you love the hands-free convenience of a backpack but don’t want the bulk, just opt for a mini! Faux leather works its magic here as well, turning a size and shape that could skew a little young into an elegant purse alternative with a childlike vibe. We love ones with subtle detailing, like tonal studs and stitches. You know what they say about good things coming in small packages…
Our accessories are often times the statement pieces to our outfits, so why not choose a backpack with some personality! Throwback to your fave decade with nineties-inspired acid wash. Let the Fourth be with you all year long in an ode to the American flag. Or stay vacay-ready all summer and beyond with a tropical print. Whatever you choose, just know it (and we!) will have your back.