As much as suede tote bags and textured leather satchels make for a cute ensemble, nothing beats a backpack for its comfort and functionality when attending college, especially a fashion one where your art tools and supplies weigh a metric ton. So yes, I finally caved and got a black faux leather backpack (this would do for now until I can hunt down a better one). It's odd to feel unsettling with having two hands free since everyday for the past two years I've pretty much been lugging an A3 shoulder bag to uni. My current disregard for neatness packing allows me to just toss all my crap in it and sling it over your back with the weight still even distributed - gotta' love symmetry. Plus, you can't deny the powerful nostalgic element of putting on a backpack that adds a sense of innocence and harmlessness to the wearer, but to be honest, if future projects demand heavier fabrics and bulkier supplies, the travel forecast predicts me commuting around with a luggage as a final resort.
jumper MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF FOR AMAZON, kilt GIVENCHY (menswear), trousers 5 INCH AND UP X NELLY, shoes Y.R.U., backpack JANSPORT