Friday, 10 January 2014

New Trend Alert: The Backpack

The Chanel Backpack, SS14. Style.com
Yes, they are here to stay. And I have to say, I am currently loving this trend.
Cara in the DKNY SS13 ads
But to do it frugally? It's quite tricky, this is far more an elegant leather piece as opposed to a Jansport version. On my wishlist? The leopard print Jerome Dreyfuss one or the white punctured leather style by Elizabeth & James.


Jerome Dreyfuss ponyskin leopard backpack
How to style it...
Dress it down. A cool shirt and jeans would look great allowing your accessory to do the talking. Look for expensive details on your backpack, such as perforated leather, mock-croc effect and cool zips for style kudos.



The Frugal Edit:

My Topshop version



£28, Next
£36, Topshop
£25, Asos


£19.99, New Look

11 comments :

  1. I love this - my fossil backpack is my best friend :)

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    1. I've been a little slow on the uptake! But now I will start using my Topshop one, there might be no going back x

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  2. I love the look of the backpack styled with a chambray shirt and jeans....I am such a fan of a backpack, so practical, the Jerome Dreyfuss bag is stunning and I am also loving the look of the New Look one, low key and 'grown up'.
    Thanks for the tips on Barca, I had a look at your fab city guide, my sister lives round the corner from the Boqueria, it really is a gorgeous food market and we love Bar Lobo but haven't been to Bar Velodromo so will definitely search it out!, thanks x

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    1. I love the New Look one, too - so grown-up chic! And Velodromo in barcelona is fab, like The Delauney in Spain x

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  3. Hi Alex, I really admire you because, although coming from a low social class and low-wage family, you managed to work as fashion editor in a national magazine, a job traditionally reserved to high-profile girls. My congratulations!

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  4. I got a Grafea one for Christmas. LOVE it. Liking yours! Very nice.

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    1. The Grafea ones are gorgeous, nice to have real leather, too. I just went for a run but needed my wallet, keys, phone etc - the backpack came in so handy!

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  5. Loving the Jerome Dreyfus leopard! One a different note entirely, remember your double bar Birkenstocks? http://www.zara.com/uk/en/new-collection/woman/blazers/-c358002p1666540.html
    Hehe!

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    1. haha! I have actually written an essay for March issue Red on the clumpy shoe! It's here to stay!

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  6. Great post! The New Look one is only available online in green do you know if the black is coming later?

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    1. Hi, I've just checked online and you can add the black one to your basket...so maybe try again?

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