New Year, New Backpack

So yes, school is weeks away, and as much as I would like to pretend it won’t even begin again at all, the natural blogger in me feels the need to address it now. (Disclaimer: I promise going forward I will still acknowledge it is summer with the mix of back to school posts!) 

I’ve already seen plenty of bag related posts and so I figured that before everyone has done one, I better throw my own version into the mix! I guess mine will be a little different in that I am a firm believer of using an actual backpack and not a tote bag (sorry tote-preference gals!). Further, I am very loyal to the jansport brand after a very bad run-in when I switched it up one year in middle school and went for a Kipling.

Two years ago, I even did a post on my Jansport so naturally, here I am again…

I am crazy and bought my backpack two days ago because it was on sale and I find it rare that a store ever has the exact color and size I am looking for! This past year I had a navy big student Jansport but I wear a lot of black so I knew this year I wanted something even more neutral, which led me to gray. I know a gray Jansport could also be a guy’s backpack but I happen to love mine – it fits EVERYTHING. I’m definitely not concerned about it being a gender neutral backpack, but for those who are, try buying an iron-on monogram from etsy!

(Speaking of monograms: I really want monogram stickers to put on my school supplies – anyone have any Etsy shop recommendations for where I should order from?)

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I also typically use a Lululemon bag for my lunch – my mom buys some shirts there and she always gets the bags, so instead of using a brown paper bag everyday I just take this! They last for a few months at a time (and when they get gross, it’s an excuse to go buy something else at Lululemon!). Sometimes the store will do spins on the classic red bag, which are also fun to switch it up every so often!

What bag are you using for school?

xoxo, Jamie

P.S. Might do the typical agenda post too, but for now, here is one I did last year!

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4 Responses to New Year, New Backpack

  1. Carrie says:

    First I would like to say I totally agree with you about the no totes thing. They are just way to heavy, and honestly when it comes to school I need comfort. I had a Jansport last year too and really liked it. I was never worried about it getting beat up because they are so durable!


    • The Fashion Newcomer says:

      Finally someone else gets it! People with totes always look like they are in so much pain – I’d rather just save myself a whole lot of trouble and go the backpack route!
      xoxo, J

  2. Olivia says:

    I love your idea to get a plain backpack and add a monogram! Function is definitely the most important factor in buying a backpack and a monogram makes nearly anything look stylish and cute! I’m definitely doing that this year!! Thanks!!

    • The Fashion Newcomer says:

      Thanks Olivia! Tweet me a pic if you end up doing it – I’d love to see your backpack as inspiration for mine!
      xoxo, Jamie

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