backpack: wilbyclutch coat: cos shoes: adidas scarf: h&m
I've had a love-hate relationship with backpacks for as long as I can think - they were either extremely "in" or meeega "out". Who remembers walking around school with their Eastpack backpacks, carrying them so low that their only purpose was to look cool instead of actually supporting your back and the stuff you're carrying? Then at some point, all the girls, including me, started taking handbags to school and that's what I've been doing pretty much until now. For a short while now (or at least that's when I started noticing it more), backpacks have been popping up here and there and their designs have become more classy than practical looking, which I really like, as it can make a simple outfit look more special and let's be honest here - backpacks are just soo practical. Knowing that I'd be visiting New York again in the new year, I decided it was the perfect time to invest in a higher quality backpack that I would get a lot of wear out of. I discovered WilbyClutch back in Autumn and loved their designs and the fact that their whole brand is based on the idea of using animal-free materials added to the excitement about my discovery. All their bags are vegan and they offer all kinds of styles, including backpacks. They're a bit on the pricier side with their prices ranging between £60 and £90 but I do think they're well worth investing into, especially when you know you'll be using them to go to school/Uni/work or on a city trip!