Street Style Inspiration: Stylish Backpacks

There’s a reason so many fashion-conscious tastemakers are trading in their structured carriers for backpacks--the schoolyard throwback is perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle. Whether it’s accompanying polished office attire or casual weekend looks, the slouchy carrier exudes downtown cool. Photographer Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21eme hit the streets to capture some of the season’s standout styles in action, so keep reading for all of our favourite backpack snaps and style notes.

Embrace your inner bad girl with punk rock details, like a patch-embellished vest and studded backpack. 

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Make a fashion-forward style statement by teaming an embellished jacket with a bright bag.

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A matching jacket and mini backpack make for a flashbulb-worthy look. 

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Create a high-impact look with an outfit of clashing prints. 

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When it comes to functionality, a durable canvas pack can handle all the elements.

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A soft leather rucksack is the perfect low-key accessory. 

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Work warm weather leather into your repertoire with a sleek romper and low-slung backpack.

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A black leather backpack is surprisingly polished when paired with easygoing pieces.

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Try a new take on double denim with a jean jacket and chambray backpack.

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Swap your weekend tote for a convenient drawstring backpack.

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An oversized backpack is perfectly suited for any city adventure.

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Quilted detailing lends a luxe look. 

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