I have never liked wearing backpacks. They make me look younger than I already do... but after a few months of classes I have realized that I really do need to stop breaking my back with a cross body bag. So here are a few backpacks that I have found that are not too ugly. I did not choose any bags that cut into your shoulders with thin straps, and these are all big enough to hold books and a laptop. I guess I did this to convince myself that not all backpacks are ugly... but they will never cease making me look like a five year old.