It’s back to school …which conjures images of school uniforms, navy blazers and button down shirts. At this point, if you’re in the uniform club, you’ve got to be craving a little variety. Add a punch of flair to the staid look with a backpack that is worthy of a night out on the town (homework first, of course).

Available from Alexander Wang‘s fall collection, the Sydney backpack is made of wool felt with leather trim in a black/gray vertical stripe or a solid dove gray. A long sash provides a feminine classroom exit and a very of-the-moment detail when tied in a bow. For the gals who already have their diploma in hand, this carry all will add a fresh look to your current collection of satchels, messengers, hobos and totes. Clip a brooch on it in the evening and you’re ready to pull an all-nighter… and we’re not talking at the library.