Back To School Bags

The fact that I start college in just a couple of weeks is absolutely terrifying yet so exciting. One of the things I'm most excited about in order to prepare for school is finding a new school bag! I used the same bag for all four years of high school, and by the end of my senior year, it was literally tearing to shreds.

I wanted to make sure that I find a bag that lasts me throughout college -- especially because I know I'll have a lot of books and supplies to carry around with me. I've rallied up my three favorite bags that would be perfect for going back to school, whether you're in high school or college!

I chose neutral colors because they will definitely go with just about anything you wear -- although I love my pops of pink, I just don't feel like a bag that is completely pink would be practical for me because I want to make sure that I at least somewhat match! The Tory Burch tote, North Face backpack, and Longchamp tote are definitely three durable bags to have.

I haven't chosen which bag I want (should probably get on that...), but I have a feeling I'll go with the North Face backpack. It's so practical and will definitely be able to fit my laptop, textbooks, snacks, water, etc. Although I have to admit that I may need to purchase the Tory Burch tote to use as a fall/winter bag ... #SorryNotSorry.

Which bag are you getting for school?

24 comments:

  1. I'm an avid backpack user..from my college days, to my now city days. Totes can get overstuffed, heavy and uncomfortable, but no matter how you fill your backpack, because it's held on both your shoulders & you can split the weight evenly, it's way more convenient/comfortable. Just from my experience, at least! x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

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  2. I agree with Nicole, a backpack is your best bet. I have a hot pink North Face backpack (which is very obnoxious but I love it) and it's great to carry everything. I usually leave the house in the morning and come back very late at night so I don't think a tote would do for the day, but for those days in which I go home earlier I use my VV tote.

    Good luck with the first days, I'm sure it'll be a blast!
    Love,

    Ane | Basque Prep

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  3. I feel like backpacks are the way to go especially on a day that you have a ton of classes.
    I brought a tote if I had 1-2 classes that day and only had to bring a few notebooks but otherwise I always gravitated towards my backpack.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  4. I use a large Land's End tote with a zipper (I learned the hard way that it's essential to be able to zip up your bag- hello rainy days!) as my school bag and I love it! I love the Tory and good luck at college Ashley!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  5. Ooooh go with the Tory!! For my 17th birthday I received a Vera Bradley tote bag, and I used that for my last year of high school and my first three years of college for my books. It's on its way out now though, so I just bought a gorgeous leather tote while on my trip to France this summer for senior year of college! :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  6. I used a North Face backpack and college and absolutely loved it! I walked everywhere and loved being able to throw everything inside my backpack without breaking my back. I think totes were less practical for me- although I swore by them in HS- so I never even considered it. I'm sure you'll figure out what works best for you and if you pick incorrectly, you can just get another!

    Great picks!

    http://apeachysonder.blogspot.com

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  7. I've been wanting a burgandty Longchamp for years but have never been able to justify the cost. Love your picks!

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  8. Love your picks! I switched over to a tote in college and loved it. Agree that black is the best bet! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo - Erin

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  9. I just bought a new tote bag from Target and I am very excited to start using it!

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  10. Love! I have to get myself a new bag soon!

    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  11. I had arm surgery in college, so I was fortunate enough to park in handicap and I could switch my books out that way and only had to carry one at a time. I carried a Longchamp throughout college because I could fit snacks, my notebook, and my planner in there.

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  12. Longchamp bags are the absolute best!!! Great choices for back to school!

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

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  13. I love Longchamps! However, I'm not a tote to class kind of girl. I'll forever stick to a back pack! They're easier on the shoulders and generally hold a lot more!

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  14. I love all three bags but I would definitely recommend the back pack. I totally love totes (hehe) but I had SO many books and papers and a laptop to carry everywhere in college so a tote wouldn't have worked well for me.

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  15. Yes! I could not agree with these choices more! I had all three in college and would not have made it through without them!

    xo Ashley

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  16. I love tote bag and I have to get new bag for myself soon!!

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  17. That tote bag would be so fabulous for work too for us post-grads! Great round up.

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  18. I had a Northface in college and I loved it! I would also love a Tory Burch tote and a Longchamp for work now!

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  19. I typically use a backpack for school (the Jansport wasabi backpack... it's my all time favorite!) but I've been lusting over the Tory Burch York Buckle tote in the "luggage" color. I might need to splurge because I can't look at a picture of it without wanting to cry, lol.

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  20. It's so crazy how fast time flies. I'm not ready for the summer to be over! I'm biased when it comes to Tory Burch so I have to say you need to get that tote.

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  21. I'm all about those neutral colors. In college, I always used a regular backpack, but I would have loved to splurge a cute Tory Burch.

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  22. I have a northface backpack and a cute tote from ASOS. I couldn't imagine going through college without both bags! I use my backpack when I have to carry books or notebooks to class and my tote when I just need my laptop. Plus the tote transitions well from class to internships within the same day!

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  23. Backpacks are definitely the most comfortable when it comes to school. But Longchamp totes are by far my favorite! You can't go wrong with any of these. Good luck in college!

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  24. I LOVE the long champ bag! Personally, I use a janssport one for college and I love it! Xo
    Chelsea // trendychelsea.com

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