I shunned backpacks growing up. As soon as it became possible for me to switch to totes and satchels, I promptly made the transition without even a moment of hesitation.
That I now choose to wear backpacks is an interesting twist. I wear my Prada backpack (last seen here) with some frequency and even use it as a hiking daypack. It’s perfectly light but at times is too small to hold the gadgets necessary to keep me entertained on longer trips. This Faux Leather Backpack from Aeropostale filled the void perfectly and I’ve been taking it with me on weekend trips (in addition to the Transport Weekender).
|Lauren Ralph Lauren Shawl Collar Poncho (also here, here, and here) | J. Crew Classic Chambray Popover in Bright Indigo | Ralph Lauren Jodhpur Legging | c/o Aeropostale Faux Leather Backpack | Forever 21 Faux Leather Wedge Booties (similar)
Lots of end-of-year roundup posts in the pipeline, stay tuned!
For lovers of cheap thrills, some items are up to 75% off at Forever 21. My picks: Zippered Woven Trousers (additional colors here), Textured Chevron Sheath Dress, Faux Leather-Trimmed Chiffon Blouse, Boxy Hooded Pullover, Cool Girl Cropped Sweatshirt, Striped Bike Shorts, Fuzzy Cable Knit Sweater, Classic Cable Knit Beanie, Holiday USB Plug Hugger, Classic Woven Shirt, Open-Front Boyfriend Blazer, In Command Harem Pants, and Scalloped Bangle Set.