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7 Stylish Backpacks That Will Hold All Your Notebooks & Turn All The Heads

Let me read your mind for a sec — you’re probably o the hunt for a new set of color-coding pens, a lifesaving 20-month planner, and a backpack durable enough to carry them both within its pockets and zippers. Oftentimes, it can be hard to find a bag that gets the job done while complementing your outfits. The same shades of black, navy, and white can be as dull as a chalkboard. As you prepare to face the long days of lectures and homework reviews, you’ll always long for bright colors to keep you energized throughout the day and a bag that looks more like an accessory than a photo-bomb in your #OOTD posts.  

School, as well as school shopping, can sometimes be less than exciting — but your backpack doesn’t have to. Ditch your basic #backtoschool bag and start the year with something that will hold your books and turn heads throughout the hallways. Summer’s over, but these hot pieces are still up for grabs!  


Camouflage Craze

BOY MEETS GIRL® Camouflage Backpack, Boy meets Girl USA, $50, shop now

This bag makes the perfect statement amongst a crowd of others, while using a timeless trend of fatigue — an anti-bullying message is conveyed within the pockets. 

The Little Black Bag

UO Canvas Backpack, Urban Outfitters, $40, shop here

You know what they say? Black goes with everything. This bag is simple, yet cute — making sure not to clash with any of your outfit choices.

Animal Print Craze

WANT Croc You Got to Say Faux Leather Backpack, Nasty Gal, $25, shop here

With animal print trending faster than a hashtag, this cute and simple white bag is the perfect staple piece (next to your term paper).

Metallic Monday

Varigotti Aldo Backpack, Aldo, $26, shop here

This backpack is great for making a statement in the boldest of approaches, it’s metallic cover would definitely catch an eye or two. 

Make your Days Sweet

Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Youth Backpack, Shop Bop, $50, shop here

This bright and fun bag brings back the powdered pink playful days of your childhood!

Absract Aesthetic Pleaser 

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack, Shop Bop, $80, shop here

Doesn’t this bag remind you of art? It’s abstract pattern and warm color tones will let everyone know that fall is on it’s way, and that class is in session! 

A Pop of Color

Topo Designs Light Pack Backpack, Urban Outfitters, $69, shop here

This minimal black backpack gives you just the right amount of color within different aspects of its designs. Check out the different styles of this simple, yet stylish piece!

Take on this semester with some wise words from the late Oscar Wilde, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” Head back to school with something to remember, and a bag that makes your day and back feel a little bit lighter!

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Ashley Tate

Howard '22

Ashley Tate attends Howard University and is a Journalism major from Birmingham, Alabama. She finds that most of her best writing comes from quiet coffee shops and within the confines of her room. In her free time, Ashley can be found writing poetry, catching up on a good book, or updating her blog (https://ashapplied.wixsite.com/ashapplied).
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