Sunday, 10 June 2012


With popping colours and aztec prints hitting the high-street hard this season it certainly seems that the 90’s are experiencing somewhat of a revival. Despite the undeniable fashion atrocities that the decade committed this is nevertheless a revival that, as a child of the 90’s, I am welcoming in with open arms. One aspect of the trend which has particularly jumped out at me has been the return of the backpack; usually considered a sickeningly hipster or ‘scene’ style choice, the bag has taken on a new popular fashion image, as both high-street and high-fashion bring a new take on the practical piece. With the likes of Alexander Wang and Louis Vuitton rocking the rucksack in their Spring/Summer 2012 catwalks, it was immediately set to be a look that would be reflected across the fashion spectrum. Sure enough, we can see stylish alternatives produced by Eastpak, Accessorize and even for men in Topman and River Island.
This flexible trend is so wearable not just for its practicality but for the fact that it can be interpreted in many different ways, depending on what style suits your needs best. For a softer option look to more neutral tones and leather satchel shapes, as demonstrated by Alexander Wang. Turn to Accessorize for a more feminine, summery take with pretty florals and nautical stripes. And for 90’s popping patterns look toward high street names such as Urban Outfitters and Topshop. Wear it your way this summer. Get inspired by my pick of the best:

Accessorize, £32
Alexander Wang, £715
Topshop, £34

Pierre Hardy, £1,145
Topman, £12
Eastpak at Urban Outfitters,  £39
Topman, £60

My bargainista tip to you? Search where people won't be looking for fashionable options - for example, in sport shops and Mark and Spencer type shops... I found my paisley print backpack for only £3 in the men's sale section in T.K.Maxx!

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