BandraRoad Loves: Backpacks Are Back!

BandraRoad Loves: Backpacks Are Back!

Surelee Joseph
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The Backpack, traditionally a humble symbol of the budget traveller or student is now the new brief-case, hand bag, laptop bag, tote, and carry all, rolled into one.

In the past decade, backpacks have infiltrated mainstream fashion and have evolved into a staple accessory for not only students, but fashionistas, businessmen, artists, travellers, and more… It’s the perfect accessory for every season, and comes in a crazy amount of styles to fit any lifestyle – from fashion to grunge to tech geek-chic.

We at BandraRoad are unabashed Clueless (the 90s movie classic) fans (Virtual Closet anyone??) This pop culture reference to emerging styles, was a bit of foreshadowing for the role that backpacks would play in fashion in the coming years.  Now, backpacks are at the height of their style quotient, and there is a backpack to help you with any look.

Don’t know how to work the pack into your look? We’ve got your covered. Here’s a few ways to find the backpack match for your personal style:

IF YOUR STYLE IS EDGY :

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Like to toughen up your look? Start with a black backpack with a structured form and choose metal or studs to taste.  You can buy these ready made or this can be an excellent DIY project (see Converse DIY on metal studs) to create your very own, one of a kind look.

IF YOUR STYLE IS TRENDY :

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If you’re one who likes to keep up with the latest in fashion, choose from designer mini backpacks like the Chanel backpack, printed fabric backpacks, or vibrant coloured backpacks.

IF YOUR STYLE IS BOHO :

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If you call yourself a flower child and have a more laid-back approach to style, then your in luck. From triangle packs to tribal and aztec printed packs, choose from any of these to bring out your inner Bohemian!

IF YOUR STYLE IS CASUAL :

PIC 4 – (Spruce up your everyday outfit with these fun Backpacks)

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If you’re heading to the beach, pick a fun, printed beach themed backpack or bright coloured, waterproof rucksack to blend function and style. For the lazy days wandering the streets to shop, choose a larger, unstructured backpack that can expand to hold your purchases. Headed for a day out with your friends in the city or out of town, grab a military style canvas backpack which can double as an overnight bag.

There’s a backpack style for almost every part of your life… from going to the beach to street shopping during the day to going to work… so have fun and start building your arsenal of packs!

What is your favourite backpack and why?  Send us pictures of you’re favourite Backpack on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or just #BandraRoad!