I’m no longer in school but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a good backpack! Unfortunately, when I was in school I didn’t know that I could have a functional AND stylish backpack. I sported a Jansport from Middle School to College! When I was in Grad School I switched to a large tote bag but carrying that around with all my stuff on one shoulder was kind of painful. It wasn’t until I saw the Everlane backpacks that I realized I could still carry one around without looking like I was back in High School.
Even though I don’t use my backpack for school I still use it as carry-on luggage. I love to have my hands free while traveling so a backpack works really well. I also used to as a work bag for when I taught Pre-School. This bag holds a ton of stuff and holds up really well. I’ve had mine for over a year and I’ve used it a lot.
This particular style is still available in olive and Everlane has a lot of options in different colors and sizes!
J.Crew Linen Tee
Converse Sneakers via DSW
DIY Wrap Necklace
Shwood Sunglasses c/o
Kapten and Son Watch c/o
But if Everlane backpacks aren’t your thing, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite updated backpack styles below!
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I personally think that backpacks in the midwest aren’t quite cool enough because we have a lot of residual leftovers from people who are still wearing their 80’s ones, but I LOVE the vibe of them on the west coast on people like you. It looks super chic!
The Adored Life
Haha…well I think you could totally rock these updated backpacks and get everyone in the midwest to leave those 80’s backpacks behind! 😉
I recently got one, the one I really wanted by Tumi was too expensive but the Everlane is adorable.
So funny I am actually wearing a backpack to work today. They are so convenient when taking the train and you need both hands to old on to the handle bars so you don’t go flying around in rush hour traffic. I love all the ones you picked
Life is just Rosie
Awesome! Yeah, I use mine when traveling a lot because I need my hands free too! Thanks for stopping by!
I have an everlane backpack and love it too! fun post!
Yay! Everlane is the best! 🙂
I love this backpack – it adds such a fun, and practical, vibe to your look! xo
I am loving this outfit! The backpack is also super cute, I have a leather and suede one which I always use!! x
I love that backpacks are getting little face lift! This one is so cute and of course, practical! I used a large tote bag in high school, but once I started nursing school…I carried a tote bag AND a backpack!
Beauty With Lily
They definitely have come a long long way! I have thought about picking up one for work to hold my laptop.
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Oh man I remember having navy blue jansport back packs when I was in school! Backpacks have come a long way!
I was Jansport all the way too! I sure wish I had your cute one instead!
Pretty cool backpack and Iove your choker a lot! =)
Mermaid in Heels
Seriously, where were these when I was wandering around campus with all the weight on one shoulder from my tote?! So cute! xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com
Love it! I just rediscovered the convenience of a backpack when I have to haul all of my kids’ crap everywhere I go! I just picked up a super cute faux leather one on clearance from Target and it seriously saved my life this summer when I took the kids to the county fair without my husband and his extra pair of hands! Very cute look and adorable new backpack!
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I’m really loving that backpacks are back again! They are so practical and becoming more and more stylish! I love the grey color of your backpacks, it works with so many outfits!
Tamara – LoveofMode.com
I love a good backpack! All these picks are great!
Allison / Joy and Ivy
Such a great backpack, and I love the grey!
Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com
Love this backpack ! I love the grey color.
That backpack is really cute! I hadn’t used one since high school but recently got a mini leather one which I am loving.
I love backpacks, I am so glad they made a comeback. Your picks are great!