I've always been the type of girl to think I need everything besides the kitchen sink in my bag. If I know I'm going to be away from my house for a while I tote around anything I might need. That usually includes lotion, chapstick, a charger, etc. That also means I carry a large bag and need it to do justice, both in the utility and style departments.
Also, now that I started a podcast with my sister (coming out in mid-February) I carry around a ton of cords, mics, my laptop and my research notebook. On top of things I need for the blog and anything I need to be EF. So one bag that can do the job is what I really need. In comes American Shield and their Granite 25 Backpack.
I need a bag that has a special spot for my laptop, inside pockets to house cords and chargers, and a drawstring to cinch it all up, because lord knows I lose so much as it is. I also love a bag that has a spot that ACTUALLY fits a bottle of Mountain Dew (some bags have the smallest side pockets) This backpack checks all the boxes. Also, I used to just get shoulder bags, but now that I switched to a backpack I won't go back.
This fashion backpack comes in 4 different colors, green was my go-to.
I highly recommend you check them out, and you can get 20% off with the code AMESHIELD8020.