College backpacks lust-list 2:

1. Fringe backpacks

Rock your everyday look with sassy fringe backpacks.

Fringes can cover the entire body of the bag (image: see  left) or just act as additional elements (image:see right). Suede colors and fringes are a great match.

2. Buckles, flaps,pockets and drawstrings..

These backpacks are the most popular with variations from printed canvas backpacks (polka dots, floral ,tribal,patchwork etc) to single solid colored (favorites are mint green and baby pink).

To add a bit of versatility to your bags you can look for lace and chain incorporation’s  on covering flaps or pockets (image: picture 1 and 2 first column).

3. Clear backpacks

You can carry a clear backpack with colored elements like colored straps here (image:right)  you can even  include colored bags inside the clear backpack (image:left) to jazz it up .

(pro tip: add cute makeup pouches with statements quotes like “this bag contains my face”or similar quirky quotes)

4. Drawstring Backpacksbackpack-4

Simply stylish and easy to use, drawstring backpacks are the go to for that effortlessly chic look.

5. 2d backpacks – Yes, they are real !

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2 dimensional backpacks are a major hit right now. Just look at these amazing looks..brb going to order one.

Which one was your favourite? let me know in the comments below.

If you like you can check out part 1 of this series :

https://unlabelledviews.wordpress.com/2016/11/27/college-backpacks-lustlist/

Disclaimer: I don’t own any of these pics , they have  just been used for the purpose of  inspirational reference.

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College backpacks lustlist

So many bags so little money , here is a guide to help you pick your perfect bags for college

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  1. Printed backpacks:

Printed backpacks are huge right now you can select from emoji prints, floral,food item prints etc.

You can also find bags with  more basic print’s like polka-dots, cute geometric patterns: triangles,squares, or stripes or tribal prints.

2. Backpacks with laces:

Backpacks with laces are pure classy. Pick up lace designs as per your preferred color choice(ps. pastels and denim are a hit right now).

3. Metallic elements and metallic shades

Metallic elements like studs and chains give your backpack an extra edginess.

Pick up metallic shaded bags or holographic bags with hint of shiny (image:see right bottom) for that grunge look.

4. One picture print

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A single picture which covers your entire bag. Now that’s one way to grab attention.

Bonus tip: There are bags out there that with printed comic scripts and movie dialogues..Go fish.

5. Winter anyone?

 

Embrace the warmth of your fur and quilt blankets now in your backpacks.

Quick tip: While choosing quilted backpacks (image:right), you can also choose backpacks with quilts of different shapes like hearts ,or circles.

6. Character bags

Pick up one of these fun character bags, The bags may have a hint of character like mickey mouse here (image:see left) ,or the entire panda (image: see right top) .

7. Minimalist statement bags

 

A solid colored bag with a chic remark (image: top left)or a simple quote (image: top right) or just simply a designer label.

8. Dope patches/labels bag:

Check out these dope designs for channeling the hipster in you.

That’s it for now . Let me know your favourite design in the comment section below.

check out part 2 of  college lust-list series :

https://unlabelledviews.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/college-backpacks-lust-list/

Disclaimer: I don’t own any of these pics , they have  just been used for the purpose of  inspirational reference.

 

Daily Prompt: Ostentatious

Ostentatious

Ostentatious : Designed to impress. Sounds like a commercial doesn’t it?
You know what the  annoying thing about commercials is apart from their showy display or pretentious reviews , is the fact that they are everywhere.
Instagram, facebook, twitter, youtube are loaded with self promotions and advertisements. So? you may not have realised it yet but you are a commercial too.
Promoting and maintaining our image has never been easier with the right filter, hashtags, captions, shares and likes. Whatever may be your brand tagline “The perfect life”, “Goals”, “Seems to have it all”,”Follow me and boost my self esteem” or “I am just better than everyone else” you can market the hell out of it and people will buy it too.
Self approval just got a whole new rating scale and the audience is the internet. The price for this ostentatious behaviour is people currency. Getting clicked with the right people,
Forming associates with brand promoting groups, Being mentioned by people who matter it all forms a web where people are being exchanged not for true friendships but because it may make it look like you’re the next big thing.
While it may not necessarily be a bad thing it might help you build the life you wanted or look the part you’ve always wanted to play .. there is no denying the fact that is it is just for the sake of keeping up appearances and there is no need for us to get sucked into believing that all that hype on the internet is true. Be the smart audience  and discard the junk news .cheers.

Scared of the dark ? Here, use fairness cream.

From childhood  Chandini had always been scared from the dark. Why was she afraid ? you may ask. The reason could be because of the monsters under her bed, the helplessness accompanying not being able to see clearly or being alone with the voices that tell her that she wasn’t beautiful because of the color of her skin. ‘kali’ (black) they yelled at her and giggled away in their troops of friends. She didn’t really understand how calling someone a color could hurt this much, after all nicknames were the friendship starter pack right?

Maybe if  she were fairer(skin tone) she would become prettier and everyone loves pretty so that would be like a free pass to being liked. So it started the liberal use of sun -screen, anti-tan masks, the homemade fairness clay, the” radiance” enhancing food , the decision quit to playing outdoors, the drinking of kilos of water and so on..

The result was this amazing beautiful dusky skin that she had learnt to see as ugly. Then something happened .. no, hold your thoughts it’s not a boy. She decided to take a step back and realize what was wrong… tring-tring it was the perception of “beautiful” that she had believed growing up.

She had grown up believing “white” was beautiful but when she came across outstanding women who were redefining beauty priyanka chopra, deepika padukone, pv sindhu , lisa haydon and many other dusky beauties who showed her that beauty was the strength to dare to achieve something , to apply oneself.

She realized that she wasn’t a commodity that had to fit a certain description to cater to someones liking. She figured that it was important more than anything to be your own person , discover what her interests were music,dance,films, photography , how she could contribute to making a positive difference, developing a sense of personal style and this new found path that redefined beauty for her was self discovery.

Yes sometimes she does go back to her old school of thought when someone makes a snide remark at her or when she reads stories of girls feeling not good enough because of the color of the skin or when someone holds back from engaging in outdoor activities. But then she realizes that she has wasted enough time chasing something so superficial and continues on her self-exploration trip.

Is she afraid of the dark now ? .. you’ll have to ask her in comment section below. 🙂