No need to head to school with both a backpack and gym bag this year — we found stylish options fit for academics and athletics. An A+ in our books, these packs let you hold everything from your laptop to leggings without room to spare. Whether you're a backpack gal or prefer a stylish sling, these seven options will hold your essentials to get you from class to the gym — no sweat!
Slinging your gear over one shoulder looks stylish, but it's not the best option for your back. If you're carrying a heavy bag to work, you could be tacking on an unnecessary 15 pounds to one side of your body with every step. According to celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser, "You're probably overcompensating with your lower back and creating instability, and that's going to make you susceptible to injury."
If you don't have to carry your laptop to work every day, just don't do it! But if there's no other option, opt for a sturdy backpack. With one of these trendy options, both shoulders can share the weight.
You don't have to live in a cutting-edge Brooklyn or Portland neighborhood to find the hipster crowd these days. Just take a walk to your local playground and you're sure to find kids (both big and little) who are more into fedoras and mustache gear than ruffles and frills. Lucky for them, the hipster look is hot this year, and we're ready to outfit them with the coolest gear for school. With backpacks, lunch boxes, pencil cases, and clothes, these finds will have your too-cool-for-school tot looking the part when the bell rings on the first day!
Even if your little one doesn't wear glasses, we're betting one of the following back-to-school finds — all featuring geeky-cool glasses — will get them in student mode before the first bell rings. From backpacks, lunch boxes, and pencil cases to some nerd-chic clothing finds, these spectacles are guaranteed to make your kids look spectacular!
Whether your little one is headed out for his first day of kindergarten or is an old hat at the school game (with the homework to prove it!), a backpack is a back-to-school necessity. We tracked down 20 fun, fabulous, and functional backpacks — including the awesome options from Skip Hop, Herschel Supply Co., Beatrix NY, and GapKids shown here — that will get your kid to and from the classroom in serious style.
Backpacks are proving to be a serious Spring trend, but we're not talking about the knapsacks from your childhood. Ditch the fluorescent designs, and pick up styles that are chic, sophisticated, and all grown up. Whether they're vintage-inspired or adorned in playful polka dots and stripes, these hands-free, roomy staples are office-appropriate and transition to the weekend. Shop our picks, all of which are under $100, to find the one that's just right for you.
Backpack, knapsack, rucksack . . . whatever you call it, it's hard to ignore this brewing Spring trend. They're perfect for hands-free toting — whether you're running to work or running weekend errands, you can rest easy knowing that you're carrying everything you need (laptop, books, extra pair of shoes) without looking like a total bag lady. In addition to being smart and effortlessly cool, backpacks fit right into Spring's sportier vibe. We saw them on the runways at Hermès, DKNY, and Charlotte Ronson, not to mention all over the streets on some of Fashion Week's finest style setters. It begs the question: what's cooler for a Saturday afternoon than a loose tee, printed baseball cap, and sleek leather backpack? Answer: not much.
We've rounded up 15 of our favorite backpacks for Spring — so whether you're going for the collegiate-cool look or just want a simpler way of schlepping, click through now to shop our practical picks.
Still have a bit of last minute back-to-school shopping to do? We've found the perfect backpacks for every style of student and rounded them up into one easy-to-navigate shopping guide. With styles to fit any personality, these backpacks are also totally functional and ready to carry those books back to the classroom.
Everything '90s is coming back in style, so it's only appropriate that backpacks get a reboot as well. But the backpacks you grew up with are long gone. These days, backpacks are getting a runway makeover, with styles popping up in Spring shows all over the globe. And since you're a working woman, you can ditch the heavy textbooks and tote your laptop, tablet, and other tech gear with these fashionably appropriate backpacks for Spring.