Why we love them: The backpack is a no-brainer when it comes to functionality — but these aren't the ones you remember from middle school. These iterations are textured, streamlined, and made over in awesome color to feel infinitely cooler.
How to wear it: These will pair best with your casual looks. Try a woven style for a beachy vacation with a maxi skirt and a breezy tee; add Alexander Wang's sportier version to bold-hued trousers for a chic finish.
Photo: Tory Burch Spring 2012