Felt like a teen when I wrote this one, had to!
Your backpack will be your best buddy through your school
years and maybe even after, so when getting one, consider
it carefully. Whatever you pick, it’s bound to express you or
your personality, so here are 8 ways to make sure it stands
out from the crowd:
1. Give your backpack the rock’n’roll treatment.
A super easy way to make your backpack noticeable is by
applying colourful pins and badges. There are so many
options out there, you can showcase your favourite bands
and teams or whatever else you might be hooked on at the
moment. Dig through those old boxes and find all your pins
from games, concerts or festivals and put them to good use!
They’ll give your backpack that rock’n’roll touch you’ve been
2. Patch away!
If patches used to have a purpose, nowadays they mostly
make stuff look cool, so why not sticking them on your
backpack? Iron-on patches are fun and easy to use and you
can find everything you can think of, no matter what your
hobbies are. Besides, if you’re not happy with the market
offer, you can custom your own patches. Celebrate that
walking-on-air moment with your best friend by designing a
patch that you will both have as a memory. Let your
creativity take over!
3. Follow the rebel in you!
Studs and spikes can come in handy if you want to give your
backpack a more metal-punk look. They’re inexpensive,
easy to find and to apply. You can either stud the outline of
the backpack, work on the pockets or go nuts and apply
them everywhere, in any form, whatever rocks your socks.
4. Style it up with a bandana
Bandanas are cool and have always been, either if you
choose to style your hair up, try on a cowboy look or if you
just tie them to your backpack. You can go for classic
colours or find some with your favourite slogans and bands.
There are a couple of ways to pimp your backpack with a
bandana: tie it to one of the pockets and let it flow freely,
wrap the entire handle in it or sew it on as a triangle or
square to give the backpack colour and shape. No matter if
you go for a bandana or a colourful scarf, the effect will
definitely be eye-catching.
5. Make it official - put your name on it!
If you wanna make things more personal, don’t stop with
pins, patches and bandanas, get inspired by what singles
you out the most: your name! Monogramming accessories
are super popular these days, they come in so many
different styles and will surely make your backpack stand
out. Don’t take too much time when choosing where to
attach them, play with them on the backpack until they fall
right into place. Combine them with pins and patches and
you’ll have a winner. If you choose to DYI, use a fabric
marker and doodle away - you might get surprised by your
own drawing skills.
6. Make it playful, give it some charm
No matter how many pins and patches your backpack
carries, you can always add some more fun to it. A charm
will easily do the job. It can be practical like a compass, a
whistle or a cute, tiny notepad that can come to your rescue
when you least expect it. Or, íf you’re not the scout type, you
can easily make do with fluffy alternatives, souvenirs or
7. Make it glamorous!
If you’re the glamorous type, don’t hold your breath! There
are a lot of options for the little princess in you, your
backpack can get a total makeover. Plastic gems or sparkly
rhinestones can be exactly what you need to transform your
backpack into a glamorous accessory. Attach them to the
sides or to the pockets, write the name of your favourite
concert to make sure you’ll always remember it or add the
initials of the boy that makes your heart melt, no one will
know, it’s your secret!
8. Make it eye-catching with hot ribbon!
If you’re into simple shapes and you want to keep your
design minimalistic, you can use hot ribbon and still give
your backpack a new, eye-catching look. You can either tie
the ribbons together, add them to the zippers, attach them
on the pockets or you might just want to glue them on.
Whether you recreate that cool mountain view from your last
summer camp or come up with a new geometrical shape,
hot ribbons work in a pinch without taking away from the
style of your beloved backpack.
Whatever you finally choose: pins or patches, gems or
studs, ribbons or bandanas, you’ll have a personalized, cool
backpack, a conversation starter that won’t cease to
impress. One thing is sure, there are no rules when it comes
to pimping it up, don’t be afraid to fly your so called freak