It’s almost that time of year again—back to school! While I’m definitely sad to see summer come to an end, the start to a new school year is always an exciting time. I especially love going back-to-school shopping to help transition from summer mode back into the mindset of school. When back-to-school shopping, I usually look for essential fall items: cozy sweaters, skinny jeans and boots (they are always needed for the fall in Maine). This year, my focus has changed. My new fashion goal is to find the perfect leather backpack for school.
Since high school, I’ve sported various Longchamp tote bags as my school bags of choice. While they’ve definitely served me well, backpacks just seem more practical than tote bags. Not to mention, they are much better for your shoulders and back. A trend that I frequently noticed while abroad in Europe, leather backpacks in particular are an ideal option for lugging your books in style.
This Fashionista’s look was on point style from head to toe. What stood out to me most was her amazing navy leather backpack. The triangular shape of the bag was so unique and really made a bold statement. The navy was a great color alternative to black or brown that still goes with everything. When I asked her where she found her bag, she told me she bought it from a small leather shop while studying abroad in Florence—what a perfect travel memento! The rest of her ensemble—skinny jeans, a graphic T-shirt, a lightweight jacket and sneakers—was sporty-chic and paired so well with the bag for an overall effortless look.
How To: Looking to replace your current school bag like I am? Try switching to a leather backpack! While most won’t hold as many books as a standard backpack or large tote, they can be a great substitute on days when you’re carrying a lighter load. Or they can work as an alternative to your go-to purse as well!