November 30, 2011

Bright Thinkers

For most people, going to school isn't the ideal choice for how to spend one's day. I know that a lot of youths - especially girls - feel pressured to look a certain way or dress a certain way during school hours, according to the standards set by those considered "cool." It can be hard to wear something different to school, like colored jeans or a really great pair of heels, and I know that often I go to school not feeling quite like myself. Of course, I try to dress true to my personality, but I know I'm not the only one who has that little voice that tells you not to wear something because it's "too weird" or "no one will like it." In reality, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks of what you wear: you're the one who matters. But school would be a very different place if everyone was able to stick to that thought all the time. It's rare to find a person who isn't influenced by others' opinions.
Long story short, this is often why there is a lack of color in the wintertime at school. Most girls this time of year wear jeans (blue or black), boots (brown or black), and a sweater (black or white). This doesn't create a lot of variety, and to make things harder, it can be difficult to find apparel that is both comfortable and suitable for the climate.
I have an easy solution for us students, no matter how old you are: invest in a colorful bag for carrying around your books. An unusual tote or backpack can instantly reset your mood at the beginning of a new day; I've found that carrying a more cheerful looking bag makes me happier! (You may remember my post on the bag that I carry for school.) It's also an easy - and subtle - way to add color to your outfit in the gloomy wintertime. What more could you ask for? Here are some suggestions for backpacks and totes, as well as an example outfit.


ASOS backpack
Multi Check Backpack, $64


LeSportsac Basic Backpack -
Basic backpack, $88


Vera Bradley
Vera Bradley Backpack-Happy Snails -
Happy Snails, $88


Which of these bags is your favorite? Where is/was your school bag from? Let me know with a comment!


  1. I love the asos backpack! So colorful and I like the print :) And the outfit you put together for it is lovely. hehe I used the same combat boots in my recent post. I have a black and floral backpack for school. It's quite boring looking though :/

  2. I love how you put the items together! I follow you, you follow me :)

  3. nice post!!

  4. It´s an smart ideo to bright up a look ;) Love the checkered and striped one! Too bad i already finished school :/


  5. The first one! It's so fashionable and easy to put an outfit togheter around it!

  6. Great post! I love all the looks you've put together. And that first book bag is super cute!

  7. Great!!! nice collection, i like it.