Basically ever since we spotted celebs from Gigi Hadid to Rihanna swapping their handbags for backpacks, we’ve been on board with the nostalgic old-school style earning a spot as a well-established bag trend. On the runway, we saw mini backpacks galore at Louis Vuitton and Chloé, and even one of the stranger bag trends we’ve encountered to date: the convertible backpack, which is basically a small bag that’s both a backpack and a crossbody bag at once.
If this seems like a lot of options, don’t stress. It’s not too late to hop on board with the backpack trend in its many variations—mini or regular-size, convertible or otherwise. We’re most inspired right now by how people are actually wearing cute backpacks on the street, so we went ahead and gathered the coolest outfits to get you inspired too. Scroll through to shop 12 styles for spring and to check out our roundup of fresh and fun street style looks featuring these chic carryalls.
Style Tip: A quilted leather backpack adds the perfect dose of sophistication to your look. Thank you, Chanel.
Style Tip: Opt for a petite mini backpack to house just the essentials.
Style Tip: Test out print clashing by opting for the same muted color palette from clothing to accessories—backpack included.
Style Tip: Break up neutral tones with a colorful printed backpack.
Style Tip: Top off an outfit for a day of adventuring with a fun hat.
Style Tip: Try out a mossy green backpack to complement a tan- or camel-colored coat.
Style Tip: Camo and a canvas backpack? Don’t overthink it.
We hope that you’re now inspired to reach for a stylish backpack this spring.