black leather backpack purse
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We went from satchels to oversized totes, but we’re back this season with dainty backpack purses. A little bit sporty, a little bit flirty, backpacks add a lot of personality to your look, and they’re incredibly functional. Rather than having your hands full carrying your purse and the things that didn’t fit in your purse, carry a backpack purse to have both your hands free. In this roundup of seasonal style buys, we’ll show you the hottest styles of purse backpacks, as well as how to style them with early fall outfits.

Quilted Buckle Detail Backpack Nude

Quilted Buckle Detail Backpack Nude
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Missguided, $22

This feminine backpack is classy, sophisticated, and chic. The pink nude is great for all four seasons, which means you’ll be able to enjoy it year round. We love the black trim buckles that adds a more grown-up look to the backpack. The purse is big enough to carry all of your essentials whether it be to school, work, or for a short weekend getaway. The backpack looks especially well with chunky sweaters, skinny jeans, and leather platform heels.

 Front Zip Backpack

black front zip backpack with dog clips and pockets asos
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asos, $57.33

This urban street style backpack is more expensive than most, but we’d buy it in a heartbeat for its durability, black color, and multiple pockets. The functional pack has a lot of storage space making it incredibly reliable. Black is bold, and we love how versatile it is as far as styling purposes go. The backpack will go with anything, but if we had to pair it with one outfit we’d pick a distressed jean jacket, white tee, black skinny jeans, and Converse sneakers.

Backpack

black imitation suede backpack H&M
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H&M, $39.99

This backpack imitates a Western suede pack with leather stitching along the edges for a truly “Out West” vintage look. The single buckle keeps this backpack purse simple and classic choice no matter your style. Because of the suede look, this purse will fit well with neutral clothing like off-white, cream, or soft grey. We even suggest pairing the pack with a felt top hat for old-school Hollywood fashion.

White Marble Mini Backpack

marble mini backpack target
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Target, $34.99

Marble is a unique pattern that embodies glamour and modernity. We love this backpack because it is truly one of a kind. The bold black details contrast perfectly with the cloudy white color. Head into fall with mega style by wearing this backpack with a black jumper and chunky wedges.

Drawstring Backpack

TJ Maxx drawstring backpack
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TJ Maxx, $29.99

Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy (and wear) bright colors! This bright green fashion backpack will dress up any outfit and have you looking energized and ready to go. The flirty backpack has a magnetic closure for easier storing, and due to its bigger size, the backpack will be incredibly functional when you actually have lots to carry around. We see this pack looking exception with a simple graphic tee and ripped, baggy jeans.

Faux Suede Backpack

Faux Suede Backpack Forever 21
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Forever 21, $29.90

This stylish backpack is perfect for going out or on occasions when you just need a few things. The button and stitching adds a vintage, Aztec style to the purse, and we especially love these details on the burgundy color. Style this dainty backpack with pointed flats, high-waisted pants, and a patterned, button-up top.

Kate Wilke is a 200-RYT yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She teaches and works with clients in Nashville, TN. She believes in self-care in the form of colorful, healthy cooking, daily walks with her dog, and a glass of red wine. Follow her on Instagram — @meditatekate