I have been writing a lot about the return of backpacks, since they really are super convenient and important for any student, no matter what grade you’re in. Middle school? Backpack. High school? Slightly bigger backpack. College? A VERY LARGE backpack to hold all of your annoying books and student loans (JK). But, no matter what grade you’re in, when you’re in a sea of backpacks, it can be hard to look cool and trendy when you look just like everybody else.
Sure, you could get a super unique backpack that has a crazy and colorful design, but odds are good that that will clash with your outfit, which is a nightmare, am I right? So, you should stick with a plain backpack to wear everyday. But that doesn’t mean you have to be boring. There are some tiny updates that will make your bag look super chic and trendy so you don’t have to buy a whole new bag every month when the trends change. If you are stuck with the same backpack from the last three years since your mom won’t spend any more money for a new one for you (been there), try a few of these little updates that will make you look like you came straight off the runway. Good luck!
Add PinsThe best way to show off your cute summer pin collection is to put them all on your backpack when you're heading back to school. You can switch them up every day or wear the same ones for a totally unique look nobody else will have. Ocirewia Backpack, $35, Aldo
Iron On PatchesPatches are still a super edgy and cute way to express your creativity. There are HUNDREDS of patches available on the internet, and you can add them to every bag and backpack ever. Add some cute ones to your bag this year and you'll stand out for sure. Source
Add Some Pom PomsThis was the big accessory of the summer and TBH, it will add a nice pop of color to your autumn look. Add a couple pom poms to your zipper or the bottom of your bag for a cute and quirky look. Source
Get A Fuzzy KeychainThese things are really big lately. I'm not sure why, but they are really soft so I'm not complaining! Get a couple fuzzy puff things (what are they even called?!) and add them to your zipper for a '90s-esque Clueless vibe. bonus points if you get it in pink. Source
Or Try A Quirky KeychainShow off your weird side with a cute keychain that nobody else will have, like a cactus or random fruit. Weirdly enough, they are super popular right now and even though they seem a little immature, they will definitely get people talking about your look! Cactus Keychain, $12, Etsy
Get A Tassel That Doubles As A ChargerThis is another look that was huge this summer, and that will continue to be big this fall. Just like fringe jackets, fringe and tassle keychains are a cute way to give your backpack a little update. Not only that, but this one comes with a USB so you can charge your phone and look stylish at the same time. USB Chain, Urban Outfitters, $26
Add LaceLace is always a good last-minute update you can make to anything look chic. You can buy a backpack with lace, or just get some scrap lace and sew it on yourself. It will give you an elegant look with very little effort. Source
Are you going to try any of these backpack tricks? Tell us in the comments!