Whether you’re going back to school or not, a backpack is essential. The older we get however, the more chic that pack must be- let’s be honest, Jansport is so 2005.

Backpacks are the perfect addition to your wardrobe when your day is insanely long and you can’t stop by the house to grab what you need. Tote around your laptop, lunch, even your life in these fashion forward backpacks.

Herschel ‘City-Mid Volume’ $50

This vintage-inspired pack offers you lots of carrying space without the bulk. This style is perfect if you want to swap your purse with a backpack for the day. Adjustable and top straps make this bag versatile for any situation you put it in. Not to mention the colored lining is seriously adorable.

2Fjällräven ‘Wherever You Wander’ $74.99
A classic camping-style pack will take you back to your scouting days- feel free to add all the lanyards you want. This design is perfect for the person who likes things simple. You can fit your laptop or canteen in this lightweight bag and it won’t feel like you’re carrying a ton of bricks… unless that is in fact what you’re carrying.

Costella Emelyn Backpack $300
The perfect backpack for all the minimalists out there. The sleek black leather with subtle gold hardware is sophisticated and the chain is fun and unexpected. This is stylish and classic all at the same time.

10006824-Citrus_Waxed_Canvas_Trekker_Backpack_S-1450x1015TOMS ‘Waxed Canvas Trekker’ $78
If you’re looking for a backpack to tote with you to work, this is a great option. The style is simple and colorful, while still looking professional. Pop in your tablet and notebook and you’re ready to be employee of the month!

34741702_001_eCooperative ‘Double Buckle Flap’ $49
This backpack screams style. If you’re obsessed with models and bloggers who incorporate backpacks into their street style, this is the perfect piece to copy that look. Faux leather material and color blocking keeps this bag looking chic. The color styling is so that it will literally go with anything you wear. This is a must have.

Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘Domo Arigato’ $198
We wish designer backpacks were a thing when we were in school! Take your knapsack up a notch by purchasing this luxe version. All that’s left to do is wait for the compliments to roll in.

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Mossimo ‘Women’s Striped Canvas Backpack’ $29.99
Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t brighten up your ensemble a bit with some styling baggage. This backpack is perfect if you’re planning an outdoor picnic or a girls weekend away and want to stash all your goodies. The addition of a suede bottom keeps the bag from looking dirty or dingy when you set it down on the ground.

Frye ‘Small Campus’ $298
If you miss the mini-backpacks of the ’90s, this style is an amazing option to add some nostalgia to your style. Even though this bag comes in a smaller size, you can still fit a surprising amount of items in it. The leather gives it a serious upgrade from the cotton versions we’re used to.

C0930_RD5677Madewell ‘The Transport Rucksack” $198
Wine isn’t just for happy hour anymore! Now you can don this cabernet colored backpack anywhere. The deep burgundy color is stunning and adds serious sophistication to a style that is usually on the casual side. If you have an upscale job that requires you to tote around lots of things, this bag will be your savior.

xx, The FabFitFun Team