Backpacks have been making a pretty steady comeback for a year or two and we Nigerians just refuse to dive into this trend no matter how young and vibrant it is. Maybe it’s because we believe backpacks are school bags and therefore meant for school or we just think we’re way too old for double strapped bags. Even when single strap backs made a comeback, we were very reluctant to try out this trend. Till date, you will rarely see a Nigerian lady wearing a sling purse.
Personally I have been an ardent advocate of small purses for years now. They were really all I carried (that is until I became a full time writer and my laptop couldn’t fit into my purses). Following up on celebrity style trends on Instagram made me realize that backpacks are in its prime right now in Hollywood. Honestly almost every youngish celebrity is holding or backing a small backpack.
The best thing about this trend is that you don’t have to try too hard with it. A simple denim and top will pair well with backpacks.
Fair warning though, the first couple of times you dip your foot into this trend, one or two people might ask if you are on your way to school, some might even address you as “student”.
How do you pair backpacks?
Should you choose to buy one of these, you may find yourself asking “what do I pair them with’. The good news is backpacks are quite easy to pair. They go with pretty much all casual outfits especially if packs are the leather black kind. Specifically, you can pair them with trousers and tees, flower dress or with your gym clothes. You can also take inspiration from these non-high-school celebrities stylishly flowing with the backpack trend.
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You can order backpacks from Aliexpress, they have some pretty chic bags for sale.