Whether you want to appear personable or professional, having the right bag is an important part of promoting your overall aesthetic. Backpacks can be worn in both social and work settings as a functional and fashionable accessory. Stop pretending like they’re just for schoolchildren!
If you want to sling a backpack over your shoulder as an adult, you’re making an awesome choice. Here’s your complete guide on how to wear a backpack and totally rock it.
Choose the Right Color and Style
As with most types of apparel, choosing the right color and style for your backpack is the first step towards wearing it correctly. Consider what hues best sum up your overall vibe. If you’re a chill, calming kind of person, for example, a cornflower or sky-blue backpack will look awesome. If you’re vibrantly energetic, you’ll love a yellow or orange bag.
Of course, this is only the case in social settings. For more professional ones, muted colors like black, gray, and navy are the right choice. This will keep you looking classy and matching your bag with your suit or skirt at all times.
Pair It With Your Outfit
Speaking of trying to match your bag to your clothes, this is absolutely essential to wearing a backpack the right way. Get a backpack color that matches your regular wardrobe. Make sure that you only pair your bag with clothes that it looks good with. Clashing doesn’t look good in any situation!
Express Yourself With Accessories
Another important part of wearing a backpack the right way is spicing it up with accessories.
Patches are one of the most interesting options out there. Whether you want tactical patches or those relating to a movie or game that you love, there are options on the market for you. You can also get multiple patches to express all of your interests and strike up conversations with those around you!
You also may be interested in putting buttons and pins all over the surface of your backpack. LGBT pride buttons and enamel pins featuring favorite cartoon characters are great ways to show off what you care about. Don’t forget to add some keychains to the mix and top everything off, too!
In professional settings, you can spice a backpack up with a company button or patch that features your workplace logo. There’s no reason to forego style just because you’re in the workplace!
Hold It Aesthetically
Finally, make sure that you carry your backpack the right way. Many adults choose to sling it over one shoulder and carry it like a sort of shoulder-bag. Others prefer to wear it low on their back to give off an effortlessly cool look.
Experiment with different positions until you work out your individual preference!
More on How to Wear a Backpack
Now that you know how to wear a backpack with style and confidence, it’s time to get some more fashion tips as we head into 2021. Check out the fashion and beauty section under the ‘entertainment’ tab on our home page to learn more about how you can look amazing while boasting your new backpack.