It felt like classes ended just a week ago, and before we know it, we are going to be getting our things together and hitting the books again. Sure, it’s only about halfway through summer. But it’s never too early to start thinking about the style you wanna try out for the new year, including what school bag you’ll be sporting around campus. Whether you are looking for functionality, fashion, or both, the list below of 10 kinds of bags for the new school year can help you discover what you want to be wearing on your back, shoulder or arm.
Faux Leather Tote
If you are looking for a school bag that doesn’t really look like a school bag, try out a faux leather tote. The tote more closely resembles a purse rather than a backpack, and its size is perfect for a laptop, a pencil bag and a few notebooks.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Yes, the classic Fjallraven Kanken backpack. You may have seen these literally everywhere, and for good reason. Not only are these bags very cute, but they are 100% functional and can carry a good load of books and supplies. The variety of colors are endless, so take your pick.
You really can’t go wrong with this classic. You can pick different sizes of Jansport backpacks depending on how much you plan on carrying in your bag, whether that be a load of heavy books or just your laptop.
If you are looking for something eye-catching, go for a fun printed backpack. This is a great way to display something you love, whether that be strawberries, cats or palm trees. Bonus: you’ll likely never accidentally grab the wrong bag, this one is sure to stand out!
Similar to the faux leather tote, this bag easily transitions from a school bag to a stylish purse. This bag is ideal if you have minimal supplies, such as a laptop and a notebook or two.
Drawstring Canvas Bag
This bag will spice up the regular look of a backpack. It’s typical of these bags to come with water bottle holders, and they have a good amount of space for books if that’s a priority when picking a school bag. The material is also rather soft compared to others, so if you’re trying to sneak in a nap mid-class, this may just work as a semi-comfortable pillow.
The North Face Backpack
If you are looking for something extremely durable and can double as a bag for anything outdoors, look into getting a North Face Backpack. These bags not only come with a cushioned compartment for a laptop and plenty of space for books, but will likely last you for many years because of the quality and durability.
This bag is super affordable and a great choice if you have only a few things needed for class. These can be found at department stores, or even your local grocery store as a substitute for plastic bags. If you are looking for a school bag under ten dollars, getting a canvas tote is your best bet.
If you have very, very little to carry around, such as an iPad and a few pens, keep it minimal and go for a mini backpack. Mini backpacks are the kinds of bags that are easy on the back, and look more like an accessory rather than a school necessity.