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You Don’t Need To Be A Student To Accessorize With A Backpack, Just Ask Rihanna and Katy Perry


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As summer comes to a close, memories of shopping for back to school staples may soon start flooding back. At the top of your nostalgic shopping list? The backpack, a student’s most quintessential carryall. Luckily, you don’t need a high-school I.D. to tout around one of these sacks come September. Brands like Chanel have lead the renaissance of making backpacks cool for adults, offering options in both oversized and logo-covered to the ultra-chic and quilted mini-bags. Celebrities were quick to get on board, topping of their outfits with the hands-free must-have. Cara Delevingne showed how to make hers red carpet friendly by pairing it with an all-black ensemble, as W September cover star Katy Perry topped off a sporty jersey-dress with violet piece by Chanel. Of course, there is still plenty of use for the utilitarian bags of our teenage years—Diane Kruger pairs her with a mini-dress and sneakers for an easy afternoon look, while Cate Blanchett opted for a sleek leather version to pair with her business casual look. Here, a look back at how celebrities have donned backpacks well beyond graduation.

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Cara Delevingne attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at One Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England.

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Katy Perry attends the opening of “Britney: Piece of Me” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 27, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Rihanna is seen on July 11, 2015 in New York City.

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Olivia Wilde attends the Alternative Apparel + Shopbop Launch The Message Bag at Treehouse at David Burke Kitchen on July 30, 2012 in New York City.

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Taylor Swift is seen in New York City on December 26, 2014 in New York City.

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Kylie Jenner is seen in Beverly Hills on June 04, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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St. Vincent is seen on July 21, 2015 in New York City.

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Lena Dunham is seen in Beverly Hills on September 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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Gigi Hadid is seen walking in Brooklyn on February 10, 2016 in New York City.

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Diane Kruger is seen on April 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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Naomi Watts is seen on September 08, 2015 in New York City.

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Kristen Stewart seen out in Manhattan on October 06, 2016 in New York, New York.

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Bella Hadid is seen on February 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

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Alessandra Ambrosio is seen wearing a skirt and jacket from Versace in the streets of Manhattan on February 8, 2017 in New York City.

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Hailey Baldwin is seen on February 08, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Malia Obama is seen out in Manhattan with friend on February 24, 2017 in New York, New York.

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Hailey Baldwin seen out in Manhattan on May 03, 2017 in New York, New York.

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Kourtney Kardashian is seen on June 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.