Perfect Pairings | Handsome Headwear & Efficient Backpacks

Photo: Hat, Vans; Backpack, Incase.

Ocean Breeze Blue

Beat the winter blues by integrating a brighter iteration of the color into your day to day life. The Vans 2015 VTCS Camper Hat, $28, perfectly pairs with the Incase Icon Compact Pack, $99.95, plus this backpack has enough storage to accommodate your MacBook, magazines and about 4 pairs of sunglasses. (Now only if it were sunny.)

The HeathersRVCA

Photo: Hat, RVCA; Backpack, State.

Heather grey looks anything but boring on the RVCA 50/50 Poly/Wool Difference Snapback Hat, $28. Try it with one of our new favorite bag companies, State. The Nevins backpack, $85, features a grey wool blend front panel next to a deep forest green body. Plus for every State bag bought, they’ll deliver one (loaded with the tools for success) to a kid in America who needs it.

Mustard, Hold the KetchupCoal

Photo: Hat, Coal; Backpack, Nixon.

Ketchup may go on everything but when it comes to bringing in some colorful accessories to your wardrobe, we have to lean to mustard. The acidic yellow plays well with all the staples like black, navy and even maroon. Coal’s The Soma, $30, is perfect next to Nixon’s edgy Base Backpack, $100, which is made of heavy nylon, has padded shoulder straps & subtle logo detailing.

It’s a GoAltamont

Photo: Hat, Altamont; Backpack, Fjallraven.

Head full speed ahead rocking a classic forest green on your head and your back. We suggest the Altamont Bohr hat, $25.99, combined with the Kanken backpack by Fjallraven, $75.

Beige Less than Boringyea-nice

Photo: Hat, Yea.Nice; Backpack, Penfield.

If you’re looking to integrate a new neutral into your wardrobe, we recommending not grabbing at the black, and maybe skip the navy – instead try something beige. It’s not just good as a nice wall color, we promise. Two of our favorites are the Yea.Nice Sage Erickson hat in Sand, $24, combined with the Penfield Vaughan in tan, for $105. Ironic how a demure color can really pop.