Friday Fashion Fix: How to rock a rucksack.

16 April 2010

Thank you babykins x

Rucksacks. No one ever said it was going to be easy to look cool in one of them (so many bad connotations – hikers, geeks, hippy art teachers), but, you’ll be glad to know that for inspiration on one of this season’s trickiest trends, there are some girls who have turned this 1990’s staple into something fashionable. Case in point: take a trip to East London’s hippest hang-outs or simply check out Mary Kate Olsen. We know that Les Olsens have a tendency to go slightly art teacher hippy on us, but this time she’s kept her leather back-pack look sweet and simple with only a whisper of signature eclecticism. Skinny jeans, black heels and an emerald green oriental silk jacket shouldn’t go with a tan rucksack that looks like it was picked up from a Moroccan bazaar - but it does. We not sure that MK really needs to lug around a WHOLE rucksack full of things (surely she has some assistant to carry all the essentials for her?) but we are inspired by her look! Trophy jacket + rucksack + simple jeans = a cool compromise of dressed up and dressed down. 

- Hannah Almassi


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