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Messenger School Bags For Girls
Messenger School Bag Styles for Girls
As a mom, teacher, and former student, I have definite opinions about what works best as a school bag, and from that perspective, I love the rectangular shape of the recently popular messenger style school bags. These satchel style bags are shaped more like books, which to me, is more conducive to storing books. Teaching middle school students, aka tweens, I've seen the abyss that can develop in a middle school book bag. The shape of a backpack leads to shoving, digging, and a huge mess! Not always, of course...you may run into that unique tween who can keep her things neat and tidy, but from my perspective, that's more the exception than the rule.
Backpacks are still good, but if you are dealing with a disorganized student, I really think that a messenger bag is an excellent tool for helping your child to store and retrieve in a neater, more efficient manner.
Your child's school bag will be one of the most important tools of the year, especially in middle school and high school, and now is a great time to begin to instill good habits. Following are some great messenger school bags for girls of all ages.
New Year...New School Bag Style
If your daughter is moving up to a new school (middle or high school), this is a great time to instill organizational skills and inspire better or continued good study habits. The messenger is my ideal choice for keeping a kid organized. More of a book shape means things fit more appropriately.
Bright Colors in High School and Middle School Messenger Bags
When it comes to choosing a school bag for your daughter, you will have a good idea of her tastes. Beyond that, keep in mind her age. While characters are fun for young children, the tween years can become traumatic, with peer teasing, and selecting a school bag in a style that appears immature to older girls can be a source of trouble. Get an idea of what your daughter likes, or include her in the selection process.
Tweens tend to be very energetic, and bright colors may appeal to them. I shake my head at some of the choices they make, but this is a time of developing a sense of identity, and so I tend to give some leeway in the area of colors and patterns. However, there are some wonderful choices in colorful school bags for middle school girls and teenagers, as depicted here. LeSportSac was popular in the early 80s and has resurfaced with some beautiful choices. The fairgrounds design pictured here is bright and cheerful, easy to picture as serving the needs of the tween girl.
It's not a fashion show, but...
Your daughter probably has a good sense of style and what she likes. If she likes low-key fashion, don't force bright colors on her. At the same time, if your tween daughter likes a messenger with wild color choices that you wouldn't dream of using, give her a little leeway to express herself.
More from LeSportsac - Combined Color and Pattern
There are many pretty styles of messenger bags for girls which incorporate a femine pattern, along with a main color. Some motifs are more simple, others quite wild.
You will find that there are messengers to match just about any design preference or interest. At the tween stage, funky may be preferable, whereas the high school student will opt for something less bold and brash, more able to blend with varied wardrobe choices. The messenger style is an excellent option for the college bound girl, providing ample space for both laptop and books. With the spread out design of so many campuses, a sturdy college messenger bag is helpful for accommodating the young co-ed on a busy day of classes and extra curricular activities.
Neutral shades are excellent for girls who want to keep things simple so they don't have color clashes.
For the girl who loves bright colors, this vibrant hue is wonderful. Look for related items as you explore the link.
Cute Messengers For Tweens
Messengers continue to be a dominating option in school bags for kids, and especially in the case of girls. The variety of designs is amazing. There are fun characters, popular bands like One Direction, beautiful artistic prints and sturdy materials to consider. I love the comfort of a messenger in my own carrying, and the crossbody approach to managing school supplies makes a ton of sense for the middle and high school student.
Pink Canvas Messenger for GirlsCHECK AVAILABILITY
Colorful Floral MessengerCHECK AVAILABILITY
High Sierra Messenger School Bags for Girls...at Amazon
High Sierra designs are fresh and appealing, perfect for the student who likes a splash of color without a bag being overbearing. The models shown here are just a sampling of what's available, and as you check these out, you'll see many more choices and motifs featured to consider. A messenger bag is created to last, and your daughter will want to get at least a year out of hers. However, it's always fun to have a new bag to start a fresh school year on the right foot.
The High Sierra Tank Messenger School Bag is available in at least 15 different patterns, through this link.
Jansport Messenger Bags for Girls
Jansport offers many quality school bags, in a wide variety of designs and patterns. Jansport has produced school bags for decades, and is top quality!
Jansport is one of the best known names in bookbags for college...I really would have loved a Jansport messenger in my own college days, as it can be versatile enough to manage books during school days or a change of clothes for an overnight trip with a campus club.
Dakine Messenger School Bags for Girls at Amazon
Dakine has many beautiful prints available, especially in plaids. The use of plaids is simply stunning, providing rich colors. The style of the Dakine bag is suitable for both middle and high school, and it's a great choice for the college setting. Whether you are a young adult or older, your back will really appreciate the relief it feels when you use a crossbody carrying approach to making your way around campus.
I tested the different carrying styles last summer as I made my way around the college campus for a parent orientation. I had a traditional backpack, a crossbody bag and a tote. I was constantly fiddling with the backpack and the tote, but the crossbody bag was easy to manage. As a mother, I see the sense for my own needs in using this model.
Messenger Bags for Younger Girls?
For small children, a messenger bag may be a little bulky. Further, elementary aged children don't usually have the need to carry a multitude of heavy books, whereas middle and high school students juggle books with class schedules and locker breaks.
eBay can be an excellent source for budget friendly messengers...
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