Gotta Have That…Shopping Finds! – Backpacks

With back-to-school time looming just over the summer horizon, it’s time to think about updating that one accessory that comes in handy every single day of classes. This week, we’re taking a peak at backpack trends. There’s no better way to kick off school shopping season than with the perfect staple bag! Check out our favorite looks:

Standout Stripes
An ode to summer sailing days passed, standout striped backpacks are a clean and “preppy” addition to the back-to-school wardrobe. They come in many stripe shades and sizes, but navy blue and white seem to be dominating the striped backpack scene. Herschel Supply Co. sells a vast range of unisex backpacks and luggage and features a number of striped patterns.

“Something old, something new” is the idea behind this look. The look and feel of the tapestry material base brings an antiquey feel to these backpacks, but the draw string satchel design is quite contemporary. These are a prime example of old-world vintage feel at its best. Though they may not be as spacious as their more athletically minded couterparts, they’re much more romantic and boho friendly.

Funky Prints
From fast food favorites to character-inspired designs, backpacks have become a quick and easy way to show your love with bold printed patterns. Even tried and true backpack brand Jansport is getting in on the print action with flamingo, floral, and cosmic patterned options of their top selling shapes.

Buckled & Embellished
A preferred look for edgy trendsetters looking to add a touch of “rock and roll” to their daytime look, embellished backpacks tend to come at a steeper price than their canvas or nylon alternatives. Studded, featuring bug buckles, or even complete with oversized zippers, such book bags definitely stand out from the crowd. Leather or faux leather base material looks super cool when accented with such pieces. Looking to save but still in love with this trend? Purchase a basic backpack of your choosing at a bargain and embellish it yourself with the craft supplies of your choice.

The backpack has gone through an extreme makeover — and we can’t get enough of it! Find the new charm in this old accessory and SHOP.