No matter how far your university days are behind you, it’s easy to get swept up in that beginning-of-the-school-year nostalgia every September. While most people have at least a few fond memories from their academic years (and few non-memories from their residence/fraternity years as well… #realtalk), wouldn’t it be fun to recapture some of those moments of mis/well-spent youth?
If you’re feeling this bout of adulthood ennui, fear not. Once again fashion comes in to save the day. For autumn 2014, you don’t need student loans or a secret pledge to Gamma-Tsi-whatever to rock that key accessory from your school days, the backpack.
Easily the hottest bag trend of the moment, retailers from high fashion to high street are offering options for everybody. Whether you’re rocking the 90s grunge look, sportswear, or just want something classy to bike to the office with, there’s definitely the right rucksack on the market for you. Best part? No side-strap scoliosis. Can we get an amen?
So get ready to bust out your varsity jackets, high-tops, and pullovers after you check out the best bags from the backpack trend of autumn/winter 2014.
As the great thinker Hilary Duff once posited, “Let the rain fall down.” But seriously, this Rains backpack is not only one of the most sought-after accessories of the year but its also 100 percent waterproof. It has plenty of pocket space for pens, business cards, and an internal compartment to make sure your Macbook stays dry as well.
Lasso Satchel, 3.1 Phillip Lim
Fur? Check. Black leather? Check. The envy of all your friends? D’uh. The 3.1 Phillip Lim Lasso Satchel is made from earthy-toned springbok fur paired with luxuriously rugged black leather for a look that is basically guaranteed to complement all of your autumn wardrobe.
Kastrup, Want Les Essentiels de la Vie
Black leather backpacks are one of the most common incarnations of this bag trend, with virtually everybody from Aldo to Zara putting out their own version. If you’re looking for subtlety, sophistication, and simplicity, we recommend the Want Les Essentiels black leather Kastrup. Like all of Want’s other products, it’s Canadian-made, thoughtfully designed, and will last forever.
Day Backpack, Y-3
If you’re into the sportswear trend and are looking for something to pair up with your all-mesh-everything, look no further than Y-3. Yoshi Yamamoto’s simple, clean, athletic aesthetic really comes through in this piece, featuring simple black leather branding, a large front-zip, and a well-hidden laptop compartment in the back.
How will you be styling your backpack this fall? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.