Growing up, I was homeschooled (hold the jokes), and though I’m grateful for my unique academic experience, there are certain aspects of schooling that I missed out—namely, the topic of today’s post: backpacks. Widely associated with childhood and back-to-school motifs, I, homeschooled girl, never got to own one. After all, packing up my books and supplies to simply walk downstairs seemed a bit unnecessary. So when these carryalls began to trickle into street style culture years back on cool off-duty models and fashion editors, my eyeballs widened with glee.
Fast-forward to the present, and I have a small handful of backpacks I love and cherish. Not only are they a stylish update to the classic handbag, they’re also amazing for commuting and balancing weight on my shoulders, which if you walk miles a day like I do makes a major difference. All of these reasons combined are why I decided to peruse fall’s best backpack offerings so you can join me in carrying a stylish, shoulder-pleasing bag this season. See below to shop my picks, and make sure to tell me in the comments if you buy one!