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By Melissa Magsaysay
Thanks to chic new prints, metal embellishments and cool textures, the classic backpack has gone from high-school staple to high-fashion accessory. Whether your look is preppy or grunge, modern or bohemian, these fashion-forward backpacks carry a ton of style.
Chain Reaction2 of 10
We love the chunky leather-chain detail on this charcoal suede backpack. Try it with a loose top and your favorite jeans.
SHOP NOW: TopShop covered-chain backpack, $110
South of the Border3 of 10
Add a little color to your ensemble with an Aztec print carryall. This vibrant duffle easily doubles as a beach or weekend bag.
SHOP NOW: Topshop backpack, $64
Buckle Up4 of 10
A basic backpack gets some bohemian charm with patterned canvas and leather straps.
SHOP NOW: River Island backpack, $54
Fashion Industry5 of 10
This canvas-and-leather rucksack has a cool industrial vibe.
SHOP NOW: Jas MB Change rucksack, $501
Made in the Suede6 of 10
Proof that a backpack can be as posh as it is practical: This chic leather-and-suede sack carries books, a change of shoes or anything else you need, while still looking right at home with your high-fashion pieces.
SHOP NOW: J&P black suede leather backpack, $280
Neutral Zone7 of 10
Clean lines and crisp cream-colored canvas give this backpack a contemporary feel. Pair it with an all-white look for a fresh summer ensemble.
SHOP NOW: Essl Austrian backpack, $79
Classic Charm8 of 10
Dainty quilted leather-and silver-chain trim makes this backpack ultra-feminine. Carry it with a flirty dress or pair it with basic jeans and T-shirt for a French-inspired look.
SHOP NOW: Dorothy Perkins black chain detail backpack, $49
Big Red9 of 10
Equally at home on city streets or in the great outdoors, this rugged-chic, camp-inspired backpack is a fun way to add a pop of color to your look.
SHOP NOW: YKRA Matra mini backpack, $138
In the Navy10 of 10
Channel your inner prepster and fill up this khaki-and-navy pack for a day of sight-seeing.
SHOP NOW: Herschel Settlement Plus backpack, $80
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