My best friend Shannon recently paid me one of my most cherished compliments by asking for style advice (something Elaine also asked for recently; see that here); she wanted to know about backpacks. What's interesting is that I've been thinking a lot about backpacks lately. Sure, I'll be done with school in December, and will have no academic "need" for a backpack, but there's something really alluring about a bag that's both chic and hands-free, wouldn't you agree? It would sure facilitate my razor scootering.
I sent her a link to one I've had my eye on, and wanted to share that one plus four others with you here. This week's FTF is dedicated to ensuring that you look as cute and stylish as can be on your summer hikes, picnics, and beach trips:
Five Super Cute Backpacks
1) Ecote Baja Backpack from Urban Outfitters. Only $39, and it comes it three colors. This is the one I showed Shan, and I'll be a twinge jealous if she gets it.
2) Joe's Jeans 'Troy' Rucksack Backpack. Canvas and leather are a pretty timeless combo when it comes to backpacks (and plenty of other things too); this one retails for $148, but it's only $90 on Bluefly.com!
3) Striped Backpack from Zara. This one's an attention grabber, in a very good way. Perfect color and pattern for summer. $50.
4) Vintage Canvas Drawstring Backpack on Etsy. It's one of a kind, so nab it while you can! $48.
5) Stripe Rucksack on Fatface.com. This one also comes in three colors- I'm a big fan of the navy blue one. It's 40 British pounds, which works out to roughly $65.
This week's FTF reminded me of a prank my high school peers used to play on each other: "backpack skinning." Luckily, I was never a targeted victim of this [hilarious] prank, but I saw it done many times (always in good fun; never outright bullying). Not familiar with backpack skinning? Here's a video I found on youtube to give you the idea.
Some past FTF include:
Five Chick Flicks I'd Like To Be In
Five Classic Rock Bands/Musicians I wish I got to be a groupie for (Guest post)
Five Great DIY Ideas
Five Locations Used in Films I'd Like to Visit