The Guide to Leather Backpacks for School

For many years in the past and surely for many years to come, leather is a material that has been used in the fashion industry time and time again. And it’s no surprise why, leather is a one of a kind material. It is natural and is extremely strong and durable, not to mention stylish! Which makes leather an ideal pick for a backpack that you’ll be using almost everyday!

Like most other students, I’ve been sporting regular nylon backpacks (basically anything I could find in Staples). Nylon is more light weight, which is definitely an advantage but my bags would rarely last me a full year. Either they would rip, get extremely dirty, or simply go out of style! I’ve had a few backpacks that ripped after only a few months and I would have to buy a new one. One year I had a light blue Jansport backpack that went from blue to almost grey because of how dirty I got it from taking it to school everyday. Also, just think about all the different designs and patterns Jansport comes out with each year, these backpacks go out of style very quickly!

Leather on the other hand is an extremely durable material that can last up to 20 years with just a little bit of care, its as simple as occasionally using a damp cloth to wipe down the surface. Also, leather backpacks don’t go out of style, as leather is a fashion staple. Its actually the contrary, the more you wear it, the more it becomes soft and customized with a unique texture and pattern.

One reason why I haven’t thought about owning a leather backpack for school up until now is because I thought that the material is too stiff and heavy and would not be flexible or large enough be able to carry all my school supplies. It turns out that there are actually many leather backpacks that can hold a lot, and even if they seem a bit stiff at first, they will soften as you use them. Here is an interesting blog post specifically about leather backpacks for school.

So you like the idea of owning a leather backpack but not so much the price….

This is one of the main reasons why I haven’t bought a leather backpack earlier but I am changing my way of shopping to buying less quantity but better quality. It’s the same as what happens with all our closets, they are full yet we still claim to have nothing to wear that we like! Well that’s because we haven’t been thinking much about the long term, by investing in a leather backpack you will be happy with the same¬† beautiful backpack for years to come instead of ending up with 5 damaged backpacks (true story). If I had bought a good quality leather backpack in the beginning of high school, I actually would’ve saved money in the long run because I only bought 1 backpack instead of purchasing a new one each year. Not only is it a great investment, but leather bags are also becoming more affordable.

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First Day of School Outfit Ideas

For me, school will be starting soon so I wanted to share some outfit ideas for the first day of school!If you already started school, you can wear these cute outfits any day at school too, hope you enjoy! For links to where you can buy any of the items below, the details will be on my polyvore.
First Day of School Outfits
I know that in different places the weather will be different, for example here in Canada it`s already starting to get too cold for shorts some days whereas I know in other places people are dieing of heat!
#1 The first outfit is a simple skater skirt with a brown belt to match the brown sandals. Lastly just tuck in any plain tee and add a long necklace for a really cute outfit.
#2 The second outfit is my favorite! Its a shirt dress with a chambray shirt tied around the waist, paired with white high tops. Shirt dresses are so great for school because they are so easy to slip on, comfortable, casual, and still bring the femininity that dresses have.
#3 This outfit is a bit boho chic, the flowy shorts and shirt combined give a really gentle and soft look!
#4 If it’s a bit colder where you live, this outfit is great because it includes jeans. Boyfriend jeans, converse, and a graphic tee go so well together and will keep you warm. If you want to be even warmer, any cardigan would go great with this outfit!

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