When it comes to back-to-school essentials for campus students, a nice and sturdy backpack is never forgotten from the list. How else could you carry your textbooks, pens and laptop? However, I learned that a backpack is not the only kind of bag that can hold all your school items. Tote bags are a trendy and stylish alternative to the regular backpack. So, here are a few reasons why you might want to switch out your backpack for a tote bag!
There are way more styles
While you can find backpacks in many different colors, the design options for tote bags are endless. From the traditional canvas tote bag to patchwork corduroy totes, you can find any bag to fit your style. You can even make your tote bag as personalized as you want! I recently discovered an Etsy store that screenprints your own music playlists which are stylized as receipts on tote bags. That being said, tote bags are the more aesthetically pleasing option when it comes to school bags.
Your outfit will never be ruined
Do you ever have a cute outfit planned for the day but your backpack throws everything off? You don’t have to worry about that with a tote bag! Backpacks cover the whole back half of somebody’s ensemble, but tote bags let everybody see the whole 360. Since tote bags are worn on the shoulder, they don’t cover any part of your outfit. Not to mention, tote bags can even accentuate what you wear since they double as an accessory as well.
No more back sweat
Walking up those hills to class is not an easy trek and backpacks definitely don’t make it any easier. Backpacks tend to seem like another layer of clothing, especially when you’re out in the heat. However, you will not find that problem with tote bags. While your shoulder might get a little tired, the weight is not directly placed upon any body part. This will make your journey to campus feel a little less like a hike and more like a comfortable stroll.
Easier access to items
One of the best parts of tote bags is that you don’t have to stop dead in your tracks when you need to pull something out. For example, if you need to grab a water bottle or wallet, all you need to do is reach down to your side. You’re not awarded this luxury with backpacks because everything is located on the flip side of your body. This makes tote bags perfect for the typical on-the-go student.
You won’t look like the average student
Tote bags are perfect for students, but they also succeed in making you stand out from the rest. Depending on which tote you get, it’s unlikely that somebody will have the exact same as yours. Also, since tote bags look so similar to purses, your student look will always be elevated to the next level.
The semester is still young and it’s not too late for you to opt for a tote bag as your school bag of choice. My academic life has changed for the better ever since I swapped out my backpack for a tote. So, investing in a tote bag might be a good move if you’re ready to start this academic year off right!