Kids in the 1950s had by far the coolest bags. This vintage inspired satchel is so stylish and classy – it makes me think of a time when life was probably a lot less hectic and when the little things counted a lot more. I don’t know what it’s like for you but carrying a satchel is like an instant throwback to elementary school for me. Although I (unfortunately) never had one for school it still makes me think of these years long gone by, of all the friends and all the teachers. My parents still live next to that very same school I went to so whenever I visit them I will take a look to see what has changed and what has stayed the same over the years. It’s one of those moments when I can kind of feel the time pass and it’s both amazing and scary at the same time.
So here I am 20 years later with this fantastic bag that awakens so many memories. My favorite detail is – yep, you guessed right – the engraving that looks somewhat like a royal coat of arms. It makes the satchel look like you’re actually going to a very expensive private boarding school. There is an actual text inside, however, so far I wasn’t able to completely decipher it 😀
I wanted the rest of the outfit to look vintage and to match the bag. So what would my 1950s counterpart have worn? I went for some heavy knit on this cold day in late autumn and a very trusty pair of boots. The unusual color combo black + brown is one of my favorites so I decided to add in a little black as well. The slit dress gives the entire look a more feminine twist.
So what do you think? Are satchels 2017-y enough?