Stylish backpacks for all stages
Summer may have just begun today, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great time to go backpack shopping! Like any good bargainista will tell you, shopping off season is a great way to save. Plus, doing your school supply shopping now will save you from the headache of doing it right before school starts, when everyone else will be doing it too. Whether you’re a mom looking for a backpack for your daughter or you’re a student yourself, we’ve got you covered with tips on finding the right backpack.
For elementary school: princess school backpacks
If your daughter is in elementary school, princess school backpacks are a fun, age-appropriate option. Little girls should be little girls while they can, and when else in her lifetime will it be socially acceptable to rock a bright pink backpack featuring her favorite Disney princess? At that age, kids don’t have much to tote to school besides a few papers and supplies, a jacket, and maybe their lunch if they don’t feel like carrying it by hand, so have fun putting form first, and don’t worry about having enough pockets or compartments.
For middle school and up: Go for a fun print
If you’re a high school or college student, go for a backpack that is equal parts stylish and functional. While fashion backpacks with leather straps and fruit or floral prints are trendy, they don’t hold very much. JanSport or Trans by JanSport backpacks with a fun print and two or three spacious compartments make great college or high school backpacks. Not only are they practical, they’ll also lend you more style than a plain utility backpack would. If you plan to tote your laptop to school, be sure to get one with a padded compartment designed to reduce impact on your computer.
If you’re looking for a backpack for your daughter in middle school, it can be tempting to give in to her pleas for one that pays tribute to Justin Bieber or One Direction, but you’re best off following our tips on finding high school backpacks instead. Her middle school years will fly by before you know it, and you don’t want to get her something that she’ll quickly outgrow.
What do you look for in a good backpack? Be sure to let us know!
Written by Lizzy Jude