Since New York has recently become a bottomless slush puddle (lake?), we’ve been a bit more involved with our Netflix accounts than usual. First choice on queue: Clueless….duh. The cult classic basically taught us everything we need to know and love about 90’s style - all through the eyes of fashion icon and professional shopper, Cher Horowitz. That virtual closet alone was enough to change our lives forever – and it produced the infamous yellow plaid blazer/skirt combo. Amongst the knee-high socks and miniskirts (and that white Calvin Klein slip dress), it was Cher’s enviable collection of backpacks that hit us in our handbag loving hearts and stayed with us far past junior high. Botkier has since embraced the trend with our own versions of the schoolbook toting classic and we’re not mad about it. Seen on bloggers Marianna Hewitt (La La Mer) and Jenn Palpallatoc (Haute off the Rack), the Warren backpack has quickly become one of our favorite leather handbags to date. It’s the perfect size to fit all the essentials and bonus…the backpack straps are removable for when you’re not feeling the school girl look (as if).
The Trigger backpack is a fresh addition to one of our most well known groups. Same look, new style – it’s basically the best of both worlds. Nichole Ciotti of Vanilla Extract recently rocked the black version, while blogger Brit Andrus toted a metallic gold to swoon over. Backpacks have proven to be as stylish as they are functional and we’re hoping they stick around the accessory circuit. After all, accessories make the outfit and if Cher Horowitz has taught us anything, we’d prefer to be neither fashion victim or ensembly challenged.