Back[pack] To School

Shoulder bags, satchels, totes…most handbags have one thing in common — hands. With all the things we have to carry around these days (iPhone in one hand, Starbucks in another, perhaps a few September issues under your arm), hands are a hot commodity and we need them for important things. Like composing the perfect Instagram caption, pointing at that new restaurant I’ve been dying to try, and checking what’s new on the Net-a-Porter app just to name a few.

Even cross body bags can get in the way sometimes and they are one of the most common ways go about carrying your things hands free …unless you decide to go really old school and opt for a fanny pack (which I’m not totally opposed to). But today’s topic of discussion is about that other pack — the backpack.

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My mom still can’t quite wrap her head around the fact that I voluntarily wear a backpack. Why? Because I was that kid who refused to bring a backpack to school. Even when Jansport and Kipling were happening, I was never really on board. I lugged around an absurd amount of weight worth of books, notebooks and the occasional pack of gel pens as well as some sort of messenger bag full of the things I couldn’t physically carry myself. So how did I go from being the girl who hated this double strap carryall to the girl who couldn’t get enough of them? Well, Chanel helps of course. And so do these…


Are you into the whole backpack thing? If so, which one’s your favorite? If not, feel free to discuss your hatred for backpacks in the comments below. I won’t be offended, but my backpack might be.

Image via my Instagram, with my backpack twin Bridget White

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