What mystery awaits inside that Kate Spade satchel? How much stuff can you squeeze in that Lululemon duffle? Mode asks the tough questions like these and in the process gets a peek inside some pretty fabulous bags.
The fact that chunky, stacked heels are in style is a boon, and it’s one we should all be taking advantage of this summer. The wide heel makes it easy to balance in, harder to get stuck in between the bricks of Old Town and Georgetown’s sidewalks, and generally, more comfortable. With the right pair of stacked heels you can go from working at the office to sipping Moscow Mules at your friend’s rooftop party to every single wedding on your calendar this summer.
If you’re ready to get on board with stacked heels for the summer, here’s 13 pairs that fit the bill, all $100 or less.
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Of course there is a way to carry a backpack and still look like a grown-up – a stylish one at best! Backpacks are the obvious go-to for toting heavy loads (or sometimes light loads for convenience) from place to place, and there are tons of cute options out there, if that’s your style.
Pick a solid color for utility, a fun pattern to brighten up your mornings, or a pack with fun features to make your trek more enjoyable.
Settlement Backpack by Aritzia: This streamlined, mid-volume backpack is made with durable nylon and lined on the inside with Herschel’s signature striped fabric. It has a 13″ laptop sleeve pocket, full-grain leather zipper pulls, and a single front pocket with a key clip. An internal media pocket lets you store your devices safely.
MZ Wallace Green Backpack: It’s the little things that count—like six interior pockets (to keep small things from getting lost), magnetic closures and a drawstring top (to ensure your belongings stay secure), a Teflon-coated exterior (to prevent coffee spills from setting in) and easily accessible side pockets (to make getting to and turning off an accidentally ringing cell phone in the middle of class or a meeting a whole lot easier).
adidas Originals x Farm Floral Backpack: With a smooth pattern and floral fit, Adidas is one of the most iconic streetwear brands in the world. Its unparalleled ability to fuse fashion and function is evident in its sleek bag collection.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Backpack in Leopard Print with Leather Trim: With her revolutionary thinking and rebellious, punk-inspired designs, the Vivienne Westwood label now features a highly covetable collection of signature tote bags and purses.
Matt & Nat Backpack with Front Zip Fastening in Pastel Pink: With their “live beautifully” attitude, this season Mat(terial) & Nat(ure) bring forth a collection of recycled and upcycled totes, clutches and across-the-body bags, inspired by the textures and hues of nature.
JumpFromPaper Red and Blue Color Block Backpack: Taiwanese brand JumpFromPaper breathes life into a playful collection of illustrated 2D-style bags. Inspired by a love of cartoons and comic books, its bold backpacks, cross-body bags and satchels come in a range of color-pop designs.
Below are a few stylish options to rock a backpack this season. Embrace these style cues and then shop for your favorite picks.