Rethink The Way You Look at Backpacks

When I was in college, like many other undergrads, I carried around all of my books and notebooks around in a sturdy backpack.  The backpack that I owned was navy blue canvas and looked like what everyone else was carrying around campus…booooring.  Well, the backpack has come a long way since my college days and I have been seeing them used as a statement accessory more and more. Today’s backpacks are fun and fashionable and there are a lot of cruelty-free, vegan options.  Check em out below!

The Everyday Backpack from Anthropologie is a simple, chic backpack with a minimalistic feel.  I love the wide straps with subtle topstitched detail.  This bag comes in two colors, black and khaki (shown below).

Everyday Backpack from Anthropologie in khaki

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Two big trends this season are velvet and embroidery and the Lipsy Backpack from ASOS puts them both front and center.  This on-trend backpack is further accentuated with bold gold zippers and tassels that make this bag fun and fashionable.

Lipsy Backpack from ASOS

Image Source and Credit: ASOS

If you know anything about me, you know what a big fan I am of camouflage print, so when I saw this Camo Backpack from Forever 21 I was sold.  Made from nylon and vegan leather, this bag has a cool, utilitarian vibe.  I could totally see myself using this as my new weekend bag.

Camo Backpack from Forever 21

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Backpacks aren’t just for the weekend.  There are lots of sophisticated styles that will go perfectly with any work or date night outfit.  I am crushing on this Backpack with Front Ring from ZARA.  With an elegant brass front ring closure, this bag is made from pebbled vegan leather and comes in grey (below) or black.

Backpack with Front Ring from ZARA in grey

Image Source and Credit: ZARA