Athletic Esthetic

Alice & Olivia Top | BCBG Skirt | Vera Bradley Backpack c/o | Joie Sneakers | Tom Ford Sunglasses | Marc By Marc Jacobs Watch

One fall trend that I could NOT be more excited about is SPORTY CHIC. Sneakers, backpacks, sporty fabrics (like fleece, mesh, neoprene, and quilted and perforated leather) track pants, baseball caps, and varsity-style jackets are everywhere this season! And in my opinion, what’s not to love?! I can’t get enough of the cool vibe that these sportswear-inspired pieces give off. And the comfort and wearability can’t be beat! Comfy and cool? Count me in.

When you think of Vera Bradley, you probably think of bright, colorful prints and functional style. I was delighted to learn about their leather collection and even more ecstatic to find this quilted leather backpack. Unbelievably chic! Vera Bradley incorporates their fun patterns through the lining of the leather bags, which I love. And I love how the quilted leather subtly ties back to their signature styles, as well.

We’ll be seeing a lot of backpacks this fall, but I love how this one is super polished with the gold hardware and quilted leather. I know I’ll be wearing it all season long! It’s perfect for the weekends when you’re running errands so you can keep your hands free. Or even your morning commute so you have an extra hand for your coffee! 🙂

Photos taken by Hallie Wilson

Thank you to Vera Bradley for sponsoring this post!

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  1. 9.19.14
    Emma commented:

    Sometimes I really like wearing a backpack over a purse, that’s why it’s always great to get a super cute one!

  2. 9.19.14
    Nicole commented:

    This backpack is actually perfect! So ideal for traveling in the city. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  3. 9.19.14
    Heidi D. commented:

    Love this post and you look adorable!

    Heidi D.

  4. 9.19.14
    Natali commented:

    Fantastic backpack, such a must have piece this Fall.

  5. 9.19.14
    Lindsay commented:

    Cute backpack! Love Vera Bradley.

  6. 9.19.14
    Olivia commented:

    Love the bag Jessica! It was such a pleasure seeing you the other day and thank you for the sweet compliment. I LOVE Sofia Vergara!

    The patent backpack is fabulous! Hope to see you soon!


  7. 9.19.14
    Kyla Currier commented:

    I love your shoes and skirt! I love how you paired them!

    xo, Kyla

  8. 9.19.14
    CM commented:

    Great for casual days! Love the quilted backpack.

  9. 9.19.14

    I feel like everyone is talking about VB’s new bags…def something I need to start checking out!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  10. 9.19.14
    Ella commented:

    Girlllll you look so chic! I was just reading an article in October’s Glamour about the trend of workout/athletic wear reaching farther and farther beyond the gym (read: Stella McCartney for Adidas). I though it was a great, well thought out article, and it’s so funny that you would bring up the same trend!

  11. 9.19.14
    Meagan commented:
  12. 9.19.14
    Ellen Borza commented:

    That backpack is so cute! I love that it’s quilted!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  13. 9.19.14
    Alexandra commented:

    I love this trend! Especially pro-backpacks when it comes to weekends, so so cute. Do you have advice on obtaining sponsored posts? You work with some amazing brands!

    Warm Regards,

  14. 9.19.14
    Vanessa commented:

    Absolutely love that backpack!:)

  15. 9.19.14
    irene commented:

    backpacks are so in fashion…love this one


  16. 9.19.14
    Melissa commented:

    Love this look Jess! So cute…that back pack is adorable!

  17. 9.19.14
    Andrea commented:

    I’m loving that mini backpacks have made a comeback this season…and this one is adorable! I swear I had a near identical one in 8th grade during the Clueless craze!


  18. 9.19.14
    Summer commented:

    You look so great in the ‘sporty chic’ look! I didn’t know Vera Bradley made pieces like that great backpack, but I’ll be checking it out!

  19. 9.19.14
    Monica commented:

    Lovely outfit and I need this bag!:)

    Happy weekend!

  20. 9.19.14

    I love the new Vera Bradley bags! I have the Emma satchel and I am obsessed. Love your shoes here as well. Have a great weekend!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  21. 9.19.14
    Maddy commented:

    I was just checking out their new leather line the other day & I’m impressed. Their prints are super fun, but its great to have a more sleek and mature look sometimes.
    Happy weekend!

    xo, Maddy

  22. 9.20.14
    Dana commented:

    Super cute, loving this look!

    pink champagne problems

  23. 9.21.14
    Jeanne commented:

    Amazing backpack!

  24. 9.22.14
    Christina Storm commented:

    Such a cool look! I love it!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina