We all know that sporting a backpack is pretty normal for college students everywhere, but did you know that it is also one of the hottest accessory trends for summer? That’s right! Backpacks are the new “it” accessory for the warmer months, and with them being both functional and fashion forward its easy to tell why.
This bohemian inspired trend got its start at summer music festivals like Coachella where Fashionistas rocked backpacks with tons of unique embellishments, like studs and fringe. However, if you’re planning on hitting the books and not the bands this summer don’t fret because this look is just as hip to wear to class. That’s where we spotted our Fashionista as she donned a black, leather inspired backpack with fun gold detail. She let the bag be the centerpiece of her outfit as she paired the look with simple black skinny jeans and a solid colored tank top.
The trick to nailing this trend is to look for backpacks that are not just your normal ‘something to carry your books’- but something more along the lines of an awesome statement purse. When you are looking for backpacks think bright colors, bold details and fun prints- something that you can make the centerpiece of your outfit.
Top designers such as Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch have also joined the backpack brigade. They have incorporated their own versions of the backpack trend into their summer 2013 ready–to-wear collections. So, thrilled about the designers looks but not so thrilled about the designer price tag? Don’t worry! You can get yourself a fabulous backpack for an even more fabulous price. Stores like Forever 21 and ASOS both have great designer inspired versions of backpacks that will please the needs of any accessory-loving Fashionista.
Spotted: High-end designer, extraordinaire Valentino created an entire collection of backpacks for his ready-to-wear summer 2013 resort collection.