ACCESSORIES REPORT: The Backpack is Back

Accessories Report

We’ve all experienced that moment when you see a beautiful handbag and you just have to splurge. It might be the cost of your entire last paycheck, but it seems worth it to you in that moment. Then you get home and realize your wallet doesn’t fit inside it and there isn’t even a pocket for your cellphone. Do not make this mistake again! Hang up your handbag because the backpack is back in fashion. The rucksack is cool, comfortable and better suited for multi-taskers on the move.

Walking around campus this week, I saw this Fashionista rocking a backpack with an earthy, cool vibe. Keeping her outfit’s color palette warm and neutral, her textured rucksack fits in perfectly. On a cold day, this is a great overall look when you are walking to and from class.

The backpack provides a practical and fashion-forward update to a handbag. Just make sure that when you’re picking out your own backpack, the size isn’t too large or too small.  Otherwise, there are an endless amount of styles available right now. Solid colors in canvas or leather can be great for work. Just slip on some heels and pair it with slim leg dress pant, a professional tee and a moto jacket. Bags with patterns, prints and contrasting trims would be great for a chic, everyday look. Now that spring is coming, wear a pair of denim shorts, a tank and a casual sweater over top. Either way, the backpack is a fresh, new alternative to the handbag. It is fashionable, versatile and functional!

Spotted: Check out the amazingly cool backpacks in Chanel’s spring 2014 collection.

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