Trends: Fall ’14 backpacks
Summer’s daintier clutches and small side handbags are giving way to a much more collegiate look for fall: the backpack. We’re not suggesting you rush out to REI to score one of your own, the backpack trend we’re seeing is chic, sleek and definitely not for hiking or hauling schoolbooks. Roomy and easy to carry, backpacks are making a statement in embossed and sleek leather, boxy and billowy shapes and a range of palettes and prints from neutrals to color blocking and animal print. And with celebrity muses like Ashley Olsen and Kara Delevigne, and designers like Rag & Bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Tory Burch embracing the trend, it’s clear that back-to-school has left the school room and hit the streets. Here are a few of our personal favorite backpack styles for fall.