This Trick Makes Turning Any Purse Into a Backpack Shockingly Easy

Michella Oré

Happy Monday to everyone, but especially to the fashion wizards of TikTok who just showed us that your favorite bag can easily be switched up into a backpack purse of sorts. Translation: Any bag you own with a single strap can easily be turned into a backpack. 

Once again, the social media app has come through with a brilliant, overtly basic styling trick that not only is cost-effective but can be done in a matter of seconds with three simple steps. 

1. Place the strap of your purse over your head. 

2. Drop it down to your waist. 

3. Flip the bag over your head. 

And voilà, a backpack purse! Here's what it looks like in action:

Pretty ingenious, no? This backpack purse hack is particularly useful if you don't want to lose track of your bag while out at a bar the park, having a socially distanced picnic, or if would really prefer to not have your purse banging against your knee as you squat to capture the perfect shot of your puppy being adorable on the trail. You know, the situations when you wish you have a quick fix that was actually quick. 

Even better, you can save the money you might have spent on a backpack that you'll use every now and then and invest it in something you really want, especially during Black Friday which is coming up fast. May we suggest giving your skin-care routine a major luxury upgrade for a fraction of what it would normally cost? Or continuing to perfect your bedroom with a much needed new mattress to achieve the perfect formula for a great night's sleep? 

While the verdict may still be out on whether the side part is truly dead or if “millennial pink” beauty products are a thing of the past, the backpack purse is one TikTok trend we're fully on board with. 

Michella Oré is an editorial assistant at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @michellaor.

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