If you’re in need of a little back-to-school style inspiration, your backpack is a great place to start. These 10 picks will help you combine fashion with function and kick your school year off right.
1. Topshop “Studded Backpack” – £35
If you’re going for a biker chic look without going over the top, this backpack is it. Black faux-leather with silver studs amps up the tough factor, but the traditional shape keeps it understated.
2. Vans “Realm Backpack” in Classic White – £35
A classic brand, a classic silhouette, and a classic color. Tiny black triangles on bright white make this backpack effortlessly cool. Adjustable padded straps mean even the heaviest textbooks won’t weigh you down.
3. Vera Bradley “Preppy Poly Backpack” in Tango Red – £89.60
The unique shape and bright color will surely stand out. Front and inside pockets help make organization easy and finding your keys and phone a snap. Simple to close with a combination drawstring and magnet.
4. Zara “Leather Backpack” – £79.99
Timeless style with a trendy mix of black and brown leather, this backpack is simple in design but big enough to hold your books and laptop. Pair with your favorite fall boots.
5. ASOS “New Look Holographic Backpack” – £19.99
Cool quilting becomes even cooler when it’s made with a subtle holographic white material. Black zippers and black inner lining create contrast with a large inner compartment for books and a good-sized outer compartment for everything else.
6. Eastpak “Padded Pak’r” in Tatenda – £60
A wild design in neutral colors will get you noticed. A padded laptop sleeve, padded back, and padded straps keep you and your technology comfortable.
7. USC “Mi Pac Premium Backpack” in Cosmos – £35
If you need to break free of school for a bit, this backpack will help take you out of this world. The cosmic print is accented with brown faux suede, and it features a laptop sleeve and a media compartment.
8. Adidas Originals “Classic Backpack” in Rust Red – £22
Nothing says sporty cool quite like the Adidas trefoil. Pair it with deep red fabric and blue zippers, and you’ve achieved athlete chic. The boxy shape is like no other, with a roomy main compartment and laptop sleeve.
9. Skinnydip London “Charlotte Backpack” – £30
If you don’t feel saying much, have your backpack say it all. This colorful number features little illustrated candy hearts with great words of wisdom like, “Mondays suck,” and, “Boys are gross.”
10. Kipling “Firefly N Medium Backpack” in Letter Print – £69
With the convertible straps, this backpack can transition smoothly from the mountains to the classroom—or just help you look like you’re fresh from a hike. The stenciled letter pattern is both rugged and scholarly.
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