Despite what you’ve heard, backpacks under $40 don’t have to be bulky and uninspiring. With a host of brightly-hued picks to choose from, you’ll be able to spruce up your shorts-and-tee combos and stow all of your beach/picnic/class necessities. Here are eight of my favorite warm weather-appropriate backpacks under $40 to add to your closet.
As far as backpacks under $40 go, this tribal print slouchy bag is both effortlessly trendy and versatile. Wear it with your beau’s V-neck tee, skinny jeans, and Converse for the ultimate casual-chic look. Find this backpack now on PacSun.com for $34.50.
A pop of pink is always a welcome spring outfit addition! Wear this bag for a dose of cheer during finals week, when you’re most likely to sport neutral sweats and messy buns. And if you’re traveling home for the summer, it’s the perfect backpack to carry to the airport (you’ll fit your romance novels, magazines, and even a small laptop inside). Score! Pick it up now on VictoriasSecret.com for $39.50.
This polka dotted backpack’s sweet spots will work with your casual frocks and flats. Wear it on your next picnic (don’t forget to pack a few gossip rags and a pair of sunnies) or carry it along on a road trip. Buy this backpack now on Delias.com for $29.50.
Yes, we’re seeing spots this season (literally…they’re all around us!). And while this backpack looks similar to the one right before it, the darker shade and smaller size is a bit more versatile. I’d wear this with white skinny jeans and a denim button front top for a brunch date or a casual dinner with the girls. Find it now on AldoShoes.com for $34.98.
Complete your edgy look with this daring studded backpack. Plus, the purple hue is so spring-appropriate! Wear it with cuffed leather shorts, a silky top, and black wedge sandals for a night on the town. Find this backpack now on UrbanOutfitters.com for just $24.99.
Your search for the perfect patterned canvas backpack ends now! The geometric print will work with cutoff shorts, gladiator sandals, and an off-the-shoulder tee –and you can even wear it through fall with skinny jeans, boots, and an army jacket. Scoop it up now on UrbanOutfitters.com for $24.99.
This fabulous crochet backpack won’t have you looking like you stepped out in one of grandma’s castaways. Girly girls can wear this with a flirty pleated skirt, floral top, and wedges that show off a fresh pedi. Buy this bag now on WetSeal.com for $29.50.
Sturdy yet lightweight, this backpack is a simple, stress-free way to carry your belongings. The front zip pocket makes accessing your keys and phone easy and the cool coral color is chic for spring. Wear it with a pair of casual shorts and a vintage tee for a stroll through the park. Buy it now on NeedSupply.com for $34.
These are eight of my favorite backpacks under $40 on the ‘Net. Which ones would you wear? Do you have any of your own favorite springy styles to add to the list? Let me know in the comments!
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