Circa middle school, it wasn’t a question of whether or not your new-school-year outfit would be from the iconic teen catalog — it was just a matter of deciding which of the dazzling, daisy-adorned babydoll dresses you’d beg mom to buy you. In present day, you still want a new dress for fall, but the office-friendly version is decidedly more restrained. We bet you’ll wear this sophisticated number from H&M’s latest collab with British brand Richard Allan about as often as you wore your floral minidress — i.e., as often as you could.
This is one accessory that hasn’t changed too much. As an adult, you’re still lugging a whole bunch of stuff around — only now it’s a laptop and your gym shoes instead of notebooks and a a bagged lunch. The adult version of this childhood carryall is a roomy and sophisticated vegan leather knapsack — in a color that the childhood your would have loved as much as your adult self does.