|The Chanel Backpack, SS14. Style.com|
Yes, they are here to stay. And I have to say, I am currently loving this trend.
|Cara in the DKNY SS13 ads|
But to do it frugally? It’s quite tricky, this is far more an elegant leather piece as opposed to a Jansport version. On my wishlist? The leopard print Jerome Dreyfuss one or the white punctured leather style by Elizabeth & James.
|Jerome Dreyfuss ponyskin leopard backpack|
How to style it…
Dress it down. A cool shirt and jeans would look great allowing your accessory to do the talking. Look for expensive details on your backpack, such as perforated leather, mock-croc effect and cool zips for style kudos.
The Frugal Edit:
|My Topshop version|
|£19.99, New Look|
Phoebe Landon says
I love this – my fossil backpack is my best friend 🙂
I've been a little slow on the uptake! But now I will start using my Topshop one, there might be no going back x
School Run Mum says
I love the look of the backpack styled with a chambray shirt and jeans….I am such a fan of a backpack, so practical, the Jerome Dreyfuss bag is stunning and I am also loving the look of the New Look one, low key and 'grown up'.
Thanks for the tips on Barca, I had a look at your fab city guide, my sister lives round the corner from the Boqueria, it really is a gorgeous food market and we love Bar Lobo but haven't been to Bar Velodromo so will definitely search it out!, thanks x
I love the New Look one, too – so grown-up chic! And Velodromo in barcelona is fab, like The Delauney in Spain x
Hi Alex, I really admire you because, although coming from a low social class and low-wage family, you managed to work as fashion editor in a national magazine, a job traditionally reserved to high-profile girls. My congratulations!
I got a Grafea one for Christmas. LOVE it. Liking yours! Very nice.
The Grafea ones are gorgeous, nice to have real leather, too. I just went for a run but needed my wallet, keys, phone etc – the backpack came in so handy!
Loving the Jerome Dreyfus leopard! One a different note entirely, remember your double bar Birkenstocks? http://www.zara.com/uk/en/new-collection/woman/blazers/-c358002p1666540.html
haha! I have actually written an essay for March issue Red on the clumpy shoe! It's here to stay!
Great post! The New Look one is only available online in green do you know if the black is coming later?
Alexandra Stedman says
Hi, I've just checked online and you can add the black one to your basket…so maybe try again?