Spring is almost upon us. I know the recent blanket of snow begs to differ, but I’m assured by the weather man that we’re getting there. The time has come to stash that bulky backpack in the depths of the wardrobe and opt for a more fitting option for the sunny days ahead. What we need is something slightly smaller. Something slightly smaller but still practical. Something slightly smaller, still practical yet on trend. Any ideas?
Without further ado, please allow me to introduce the satchel into your lives. Satchels provide that perfect alternative for the transport of your much loved/laboured stuff/work over spring – and the navy Canvas Satchel from River Island ticks all the above criteria. Our high-street companions reiterate that blue is the seasonal shade-to-come and don’t disappoint. Made from strong cotton to keep all your goodies nice and safe, and with some hard-wearing leather-esque studded straps, the classic boxy shape of this bag is ideal for trekking to and from uni or work.
The two shades of blue work well together and give a quality finish, but it’s the detail that makes this item so appealing. The tan straps with metal buckles contrast the blues and the small leather-look tag on the front finishes the aesthetic off nicely.
The great thing about this style of bag is its versatility – it’ll work with just about everything. It also hits the smart-casual crossover that is so sought after at the moment, allowing you to utilise it as the finishing touch to both your casual and more formal attire. So, embrace the messenger bag – because whether you’re suited, t-shirted, booted or trainered it will look the business. Or the class room. Or the shops.
Looking good isn’t important, it’s everything.
Available over at ASOS.
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