I know that technically it’s still summer, but when we flip the calendar on September and the school year is on, that’s it… Back to reality!

The holiday is over, party trips to Europe are over, carefree nights by the beach – over! Now it’s time for big plans for the future, preparing homework, taking extra time in the lab and a bbq on the weekend, if the weather allows. But wait.. that doesn’t sound too bad actually. Another exciting year is on the way and I’m sure you all have your favourite classes you’re looking forward to return to.

Let’s get back to school in style! For the start of my column here I have a list of the coolest 5 backpacks I’ve spotted around. Practical and stylish!

There you go… you can thank me later ūüôā

1-pixie-crewStudent Backpack by Pixie Crew

For those of you¬†who don’t like to blend in and always want to look different, Pixie Crew have designed a range of backpacks (and pencil cases) with a panel to unleash your own creativity. You can customise the look to suit your mood by attaching small pixies¬†and why not have a “new” bag every day?!¬†Apart from being fun, it also is very practical, having a padded compartment for a 15″ laptop¬†and¬†storage space for mobiles,¬†pens and other essentials.
Price: ‚ā¨59.90 with a free pencil case


Badge Backpack by Accessorize2-badge-accessorize

It’s often seen that the street dictates the catwalk and so is the case with¬†one of the latest¬†trends¬†to use embellishments. It’s all about placement and Accessorize have done just right¬†with their badge backpack with scattered all sorts of slogans, doughnuts, milkshakes, lipsticks, hearts and other fun bits. It features a spacious zipped compartment,¬†three external pockets and a detachable 3D charm.
Price: £35.90


3-colour-blocking-lydcColour Blocking by LYDC

LYDC is an upcoming London fashion brand with a team of designers who are dedicated to giving a modern twist to timeless classic shapes. The colour blocking backpack comes in 4 colour combinations and is the perfect accessory for the girl who always looks chic, no matter where she goes. With fully lined interior, zip compartment and slip pockets it gives a luxury feel, whilst the external protected pocket keeps your essentials all safe.
Price: £48.004-camo-backpack-asos

Camo Backpack by ASOS

The print with khaki shades has proven to work perfectly as a neutral, making this camo pocket backpack one of the prettiest gems in the men section on ASOS. The thick fully lined cotton canvas makes it super durable, whilst the pin-buckle satchel style fastening gives it a modern contemporary feel. And the price is surprisingly tempting!
Price: £25.00


Central Zip Backpack by Topshop

Its clean minimalist design, makes this backpack the ultimate unisex accessory. The front zip feature and total urban vibe would add an instant cool to any outfit. The structured make provides roomy style and the zip can be secured with a clip on the bottom of the bag.
Price: £59.00