Monday, August 4, 2014

Back to School: Pack it or Tote it?

Pack It or Tote It?

Whew! Can you believe it? It's time to go back to school! Time to pack up your new bedding, that overflowing box of frames, time to convince your Mom that you really need to bring all 50 pairs of shoes and time to try to squeeze in that last suitcase of t-shirts into your overflowing trunk. So while you're packing all of these obviously necessary essentials don't forget one of the most important things you're going to need at school… something to carry all those books! Whether you're running to class or running to the gym you're going to need something thrown over your shoulder and why not do it in style? Each of these options have that perfect balance between practical and cute! Now all you have to decide is do you want to pack it or tote it?

Personally, I have a few totes at school as well as my trusty backpack. I love having my {LL.Bean backpackfor those rainy days when I'm lugging way too many books to the library for a long night. I've had it since high school and it's held up all these years however I am eyeing some of these {Herschel Supply Backpacks}! While I always have my backpack stored away for large book hauls, I like to change it up for classes. One of my absolute favorite totes is an embroidered {LL.Bean totehat I got as a gift from my sorority Big! It feels especially scholastic and the sturdy sides can keep their shape even under the weight of my laptop! I also keep an assortment of Large {Longchamp Le Pliage'sbecause they're my ultimate go-to! Their simple colors can go with any style and they're also super easy to clean (big plus)! For some other options to carry your books in style, that would look even better with personalized embroidery, check out {this adorable backpack} and {this preppy tote} from Marley Lilly! (Girls, keep these in mind for sorority gifts!) How cute are they?!

You definitely don't have to sacrifice your style with these practical yet stylish backpacks and totes, so what's your style? Do you pack it or tote it? What do you plan on lugging your books to and from the library in this semester?

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  1. I'm a tote person, always. I have one Dakine backpack that I use for traveling, but at school I use a Le Pliage in Navy. I also love the LL Bean ones, and I have a monogrammed one that I use when I need to carry a lot of things with me (it's a bit bigger than my Lonchamp). Great finds!

    La Vie en Zoe

  2. I've always been a backpack girl! I love mine from the North Face!

    Makeshift Munch

  3. I like backpacks because they don't make my neck and shoulders hurt. I work now/am out of school so I feel like tote bags are more "appropriate" but I think I may just go back to backpacks to carry my laptop and planner and stuff!

    Patty // Atlantic Chic

  4. I love the polka dot one you picked! I always use a back pack . . . I'm not strong enough to carry all my books with one arm, haha!

  5. Thanks for all the comments guys! I love hearing your input! Looks like backpacks are for the win!