This fall semester, there’s a trendier way to haul your textbooks around campus. No more tacky tote bags or backpacks that are worn and torn; it's time to invest in something a little more geek chic.
The era of bright patterned backpacks has come to an end and backpacks that are considerably more fashion forward are beginning to evolve. To achieve a more causally modern look for your bag, stick with options that are made from canvas materials. Canvas bags are a huge trend this season and come in a variety of different colors, decorative designs and subtle patterns. Another popular trend is shades of neon. It first started to appear in trimmings on clutches and handbags and has now become the design of choice for canvas backpacks. Neon has also been used for a lot of garments and accessories this past season, making the neon backpack a perfect accessory not only for school, but for everyday outings as well.
This Fashionista is sporting a yellow dyed canvas backpack with a brown trim and decorative buckles. She’s paired it with vibrant royal blue pants and a yellow knitted sweater. To pull it all together, she dared to be different by adding a chunky pair of knitted socks underneath her flats. Another great feature from this Fashionista’s look is her silver accessories. Silver rings, such as these, are great pieces to add to any kind of outfit because they match with practically any color. For her outfit, they give off a vintage feel when mixed with the yellow of her sweater.
So next time you’re out buying school supplies, go ahead and add a new backpack to your shopping list. Chances are, your current one has been carried over from high school, as is mine, so you were practically in dire need of a new one anyways!
Spotted: Our favorite '90s idols are all grown up now and they’re designing a line of their own. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have included backpacks made from different fabrics and materials in their resort 2012 collection for The Row.