3 Bags that Prove Backpacks Aren’t Just for School

The popularity of backpacks as an accessory started with high school students in the 1980s, and you’d be excused for thinking that they’re bags only suitable for people going back to school. After all, backpacks are usually at their most popular when the beginning of school starts. As Alan Krantzler, marketing chief at luxury luggage maker Tumi, tells ABC News, “A bag is a badge. It’s a statement of how cool you are.” However, recent trends have shown that backpacks are emerging as a great fashion accessory away from the classroom.

Fashion aggregator Lyst says that the utility bag has recently seen a fashion makeover, with many high-end designers now choosing to re-imagine the classic backpack with new textures and designs. “Weekend in the city? Try a boyish Herschel Supply Co. canvas style or a playful Marc by Marc Jacobs print,” they write. “For a smarter option, Maison Margiela and Ally Capellino’s sleek leather styles hit the mark. But, what’s the ultimate fashion backpack? It has to be a Alexander Wang creation in slouchy washed leather or one of the skillfully crafted luxurious leather Mulberry backpacks.” There are so many choices of backpacks to choose from, but here are three that show just how versatile backpacks can be:

1- Burberry’s Nylon Backpack

Photo: Instagram/@britishvogue

Photo: Instagram/@britishvogue

It was a clear winner in London Fashion Week: a nylon backpack with leather straps, and your initials stitched onto the outside pocket. It’s already been called the “bag of the Instagram age”, as it’s expected to be a hit in street style in the near future. With this backpack, we can clearly see the harmony of utility and aesthetic, and it’s a bag that you wouldn’t think twice about using on nights out, or bringing to work.

2- Moschino’s Printed PVC Backpack

(Photo: neimanmarcus.com)

(Photo: neimanmarcus.com)

Following the growing popularity of bags with bright prints, Moschino has released a bright blue PVC bag with the print, “FRESH Couture.” It’s a bag that’s sure to attract a lot of attention, and is something that many have seen in current street style trends.

3- Aeropostale Floral Print Backpack

(Photo: yahoo.co.jp)

(Photo: yahoo.co.jp)

Aeropostale has scored a clear winner with their floral print backpack. The vintage flower pattern is something that looks sophisticated and timeless, yet still whimsical because of its color. The bag also comes with a cinch-top and several exterior pockets, making it functional as well as fashionable.

— This is a guest post written by Elizabeth Martin. —

give ’em the cold shoulder

I’m currently obsessed with the new off-shoulder trend! It’s literally taking over this summer… I think it looks so effortless and chic. How do you guys feel about it?

XOXO, Tara

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obsessed with… ripped jeans

There is just something so fantastic about a pair of ripped jeans, they have the perfect lived-in, yet chic quality all at the same time. I love the combination of causal ripped jeans with a pair of fab heels.

It seems silly to spend money on a pair of jeans that look 20 years old but that’s fashion for you and I love it! Check out all the chic ways you can wear ripped jeans below.

XOXO!

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obsessed with… ponytails

43windowpane | three wishes style

Lately I can’t seem to get enough of ponytails, my hair is actually in a ponytail as I’m typing this. Throwing your hair into a ponytail was once thought of as being lazy or not taking the time to do your hair, but in all actuality a ponytail is now considered just another accessory.

Take a look below at some of my favorite style bloggers rocking the “pony” trend!

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

***Hahaha… had to throw this in here! This was my first time on a horse/pony (2 weeks ago). Can you tell?!

PONY

XOXO my loves!

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fall fashion preview

Fall Fashion

Fall fashion is also something that is different in Florida, we can’t start wearing some of the fall trends because it’s simply too hot here. Because of this, I’ve decided to tailor this “fall fashion preview” to all of my Florida fashionistas. We can dress for fall and still make it work with our lifestyle.

Take a look at some ways to slowly start transitioning your wardrobe into fall >> Fall Fashion Preview (via CW44.com)

Thanks for reading!

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cheap chic | purses (under $20)

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A fun, trendy purse is a great way to jazz up any outfit and you can have a whole closet full of them at less than $20 a pop. I found five different styles, each for under $20! (I especially loved the floral clutch.)

Check it out >> Cheap Chic | Purses (Under $20)

Thanks for reading!

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