STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Functional is Fabulous

Who said a backpack has to be all function and no style? Well I sure didn’t, and that’s why I was so excited when I saw this Fashionista rocking this look. As women, we often lack in the pocket department, which is why we like to carry purses, but if you’re anything like me, or this Fashionista, and you dislike your bag weighing down on your arm, purses can sometimes be a drag. Replacing your purse with a cute backpack is a great way to get the best of both worlds—functionality and style.

This Fashionista’s mustard colored backpack is a bold choice that not only allows her to carry anything she may need throughout her day, but also shows off her style. For those who might want something a little more neutral, there are great options like this. If edgy and daring are more your style, this or this would work wonderfully. The great thing about investing in a nice backpack is that you can style it with almost any outfit. Jeans and a poncho, like this Fashionista is wearing, make for a perfect casual outfit to wear out and about, but her backpack would also look stunning with a dress like this.

Anyone that has a busy schedule knows what it feels like to try to maintain your aesthetic while still being able to fulfill your responsibilities and a backpack is the perfect way to achieve this. Whether you’re just going to a coffee shop to study or have a long list of errands to run, you should be able to do it all in style.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I always wore oversized purses to class because I could never find a backpack that had both the style and function I was searching for, but my backpack by Mochi has become my favorite fashion accessory and my most practical bag for my books and dance shoes. It’s cute, comfortable and is computer-friendly with a laptop pocket. I got style and my shoulders are no longer in pain. The best advice I can give is don’t compromise comfort, function or style. Your necessities for school can be your biggest fashion statement.”