* Supple cowhide leather construction
* Lined interior with two pockets
* Perfect for everyday use, or for music festivals and travel
One of last year’s most notable fashion trends was the overall downsizing of handbags. The scaled-down trend will extend into Spring/Summer 2017, with the focus shifting to more pronounced structural shapes and added alternatives to the standard handbag styles.
For instance, last spring, small backpacks made a big comeback on the runways and streets. For Spring 2017, the backpack trend endures, but moves away from the deconstructed 1990s-inspired styles to more rigidly shaped and smaller-sized styles for a polished, modern take.
We love the adorable Kate Mini Backpack by Steven Alan for those who prefer to be hands-free and unencumbered by the weight of a shoulder bag. This structured mini backpack is composed of supple cowhide leather, measures 9 inches by 8.75 inches, and has enough room for your iPhone, keys, cosmetics, wallet and even a small water bottle.
The Kate Backpack comes in lavender, one of the biggest color trends spotted on the runways during fashion week. We love the pop of pastel color that adds a light and breezy vibe to even the dullest of ensembles. The rigid shape and small size of the backpack prevent it from looking overly back-to-school, while the compact shape and adjustable shoulder straps make it comfortable to wear on your back all day long. The interior of the backpack also will help you stay organized with its two large pockets and one small slip pocket in front.
For some, the idea of letting go of your beloved over-sized tote that contains all your “everyday essentials” may sound terrifying. But if your handbag has morphed into a virtual black hole and you find it nearly impossible to find your keys on a regular basis, it may be time to take some weight off your shoulders and consider downsizing to a different handbag option.
Fortunately, there are plenty of adorable, on-trend backpack and handbag styles this season that will allow you to downsize comfortably. Start with this one.
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